For some reason Paul Walker's death has hit me harder than I would have ever expected. Mostly because I never knew him personally, nor did I think he was the world's best actor - but I've been watching his films since 1999 with The Skulls and She's All That and I've basically grown up watching him in his lesser known roles as well as all of the Fast and Furious movies. Which, the past two have been the best of the entire series and I have no idea what'll happen for FF7. I think I actually care about this guy, not because of him having acted in movies, but because he founded Reach Out Worldwide which is a first response organization for natural/worldly disasters because he saw a large gap that needed to be filled a few years ago and always seemed so humble in interviews (as well as having a knack for marine biology which was his first passion). He's the kind of actor that, regardless of whether you liked him or his films, walked the walk off screen over 90% of the people currently employed in Hollywood. He was timelessly good looking and humble, who was taken far too soon (and was even talking about going on hiatus to spend time with his 15 year old daughter). I feel for his [poor daughter Meadow who only just started building a stronger relationship with her dad. Just heart breaking. RIP Paul Walker.
And I have these two songs on repeat that really strike a chord in regards to Paul for me.....
Moving on from that on a higher note, is the latest installment of The Hunger Games franchise was amazing. I've never read any of the books and based my opinion of the films on the first flick but Catching Fire was a 9/10 film (because there's no such thing as perfection). I've seen it four times and the 2.5 hour movie flies by. Fantastic acting all around (some of each of their best works yet), and the story was phenomenal - as well as the cliffhanger ending. Fucking epic. Much prefer this director.
If you haven't seen it yet I urge you to make it out to this one. It's well worth it (even Rotten Tomatoes agrees with a 90%).
I will be making a few wallpapers as a tribute to Paul Walker, and for Catching Fire soon. I just need to catch up on homework first so keep an eye out!