I’ll admit it. I read “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins a few weeks ago based solely on the fact that there is a movie coming out on it. Not sure what to expect, I loaded it up on my iPad and gave it a shot. Glad I did – as it kept me engrossed start to finish, and I am waiting with baited breath with the rest of the world for this movie.
The premise for “The Hunger Games” is simple – and a lot like “Battle Royale” (or so I am told). Set in post-apocalyptic times, 16-year old Katniss Everdeen lives with her mother and sister Primrose in the 12th District of the country of Panem (a.k.a. used-to-be-North-America). Their District is one of the 12 Districts ruled by The Capitol – a highly advanced city holds that absolute power over everyone else. In punishment for to a long-ago uprising against them by the people of the Districts, The Capitol had created The Hunger Games – an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12-18 from each of the Districts (called Tributes) are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle to the death in which only one Tribute will survive. On one particular lottery, which is the very first year Prim is entered into the lottery, she is called to be a Tribute. Katniss volunteers to take her younger sister’s place in the Games.
Now that you have a background, check out the new trailer for the movie set to air during the Super Bowl. The movie is set to premiere March 23rd, with a great cast – Jennifer Lawrence in the lead role of Katniss beside the impressive likes of Josh Hutcherson (Peeta) , Liam Hemsworth (Gale) , Woody Harrelson (Haymitch), Elizabeth Banks (Effie), Lenny Kravitz (Cinna), Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman) and Donald Sutherland (President Snow).
Will you be going to see this movie? Meet you there!