Monday, November 14, 2011

Trailer Tuesday: The Hunger Games

Yes, I'm well aware that it's not Tuesday, but I was too excited about this one to wait until tomorrow.

I think it looks really good, although I am curious how they're going to do the part in the arena, which the trailer doesn't really show, and keep it a young adult movie.  Are the characters how you pictured them?  I don't think that actor is quite right for Peeta, but I guess he'll do.  I'm super excited to see this, but March is so very far away.

Is there anyone out there who hasn't yet read The Hunger Games?  If you haven't, what's holding you back?  It's absolutely fantastic.

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.


  1. The series was truly intense. I agree that it would be a difficult task to portray many events of the books and keep the movie at a young adult level. I was compelled to read the series, but I don't know that I would ever put myself through it again. I will most likely have to see the movie once too. I hope the ending of the show lends to a more satisfying closure than Morningjay granted me.

  2. I haven't read it yet but the books are in my to read pile so I should get to them soon!

  3. I am re-reading this series in preparation for the movie! I hope they do a good job. The trailer does show promise. I agree, though, that the actor for Peeta is nothing like what I imagined! But if he's a good enough actor, I can get over that.

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