I have a weird urge to just write a blog, you know when you just get that urge to write when you have nothing to write about. So I’ve given in and I’m going to ramble, unfortunately for you.
Guess what I’m excited for, like stupidly excited. Well, there’s a couple of things actually but at the moment I mean The Hunger Games coming to the big screen. Everybody I talk to about it are really excited too. The only other films I have looked forward to this much were the Harry Potter ones. Although I’m nervous too, there’s every chance they might screw it up like Eragon was screwed up, now that’s a travesty of a book to screen adaptation if ever I saw one.
The bit I’m most looking forward to is the relationship between Katniss and Rue, I think that’s my favourite part of the whole series just because it was something sweet and calm in the hostile world of Panem and its Hunger Games. I’m sure they’ve got the casting right too, there’s actually no one I could imagine playing President Snow other than Donald Sutherland and there appears to be a lot of confidence placed in Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.
Anyway, moving on from a swiftly up and coming franchise to an already established one, guess what else is going to be at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour (which I go to at the end of the month)? Yeah, the to-scale model replica of Hogwarts castle which would have been used in any establishing shots throughout the films, apparently it’s the last thing we see on the tour, but that was completely overshadowed by the news that they will be serving butterbeer on the tour. Thank god! I was thinking I might have to go aaaaall the way to America to try some, it would make for a pretty expensive drink.
And speaking of Harry Potter I trust that you’ve heard the news that J.K Rowling will be releasing a new book this year. It’s going to be amazing, I’m sure. I’ve been waiting for new material from her for ages, but a lot of my friends say that they want it to be a new Potter book. Don’t get me wrong, something else Harry Potter would be cool, but I think something new would be better. She’s not just the creator of Harry Potter, she’s an author so naturally she’s going to have millions of ideas floating about in her head and I want her to prove to any critics out there that there is more to her than Harry, plus if she puts half as much effort into this as she has into Potter it’s going to be amazing. Expect a review of it to pop up here!