Thursday, March 22, 2012

Happy Hunger Games!

The day has come! Tonight is the midnight permiere of The Hunger Games, a dystopian book trilogy that's taken the world by storm. Girl will wear I HEART PEETA shirts, parents will be in aghast at what their children have been reading, tears and blood will be shed in equal (in the movie and real life probably), popcorn will be popped, and I will be there.
I've been waiting for a Games movies since I finished the first book in 2010. It's been really amazing to watch the movie be cast, the trailers released, the fan girls arise, etc. So here are some things I have to say about the movie.

Jennifer Lawrence is poised to be a really big star.  I can't wait to see her delve into being Katniss. She really seems to understand the character from what I've heard from her in interviews.
Josh Hutcherson also seems to understand Peeta well, and he also has the added plus of being pretty adorable as well. Liam Hemsworth is the only one I'm concerned about really. I just don't know about him.

I'm also really really really really want to see Woody Harrelson playing the drunken yet intelligent Haymitch Abernanthy. We've seen very little of him in the trailers which was disappointing, because Haymitch is one of my favorite characters.  It's the same situation with Rue as well, played by Amndla Steinberg.

What are y'all excited about? May the odds be ever in your favor (when you try to get good seats in the theater).

I'll write a review for the movie tomorrow.


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