When I flip through one of my husband's golf magazines, I play a little game: how many pages until I can find a horse? There's always a horse, usually some resort-style glamour shot of a woman riding while her husband is off... golfing. It's the same when I go to the movies. How long do I have to wait before the horse scene? I'm always looking for a flick of a tail or listening for the pounding of hooves when I go to the movies.
After becoming a slave to the books that make up the trilogy, I saw the Hunger Games tonight, exactly 17 hours after its debut on the big screen. It was painfully lacking in horse flesh. But it turns out that the girl who plays Katniss Everdeen (the tough as nails, Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence) is a bit of a horse girl, at least according to People.
As for what I thought of the movie, it was okay. Not as good as the book (it could never have been). And certainly not better than if I had ditched the popcorn and spent those 2 hours and 22 minutes on my horse.