Based on the 2008 novel by Suzanne Collins and to be released on March 23rd this year. It has a pretty good cast of
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss:
Josh Hutcherson as Peeta:
Liam Hemsworth as Gale:
Woody Harrelson as Haymitch:
and Lenny Kravitz as Cinna,
as well as many more.
The Hunger Games takes place in an unidentified future time period after the destruction of North America, in a nation known as Panem. Panem consists of a wealthy Capitol and twelve surrounding, poorer districts. As punishment for a previous rebellion against the Capitol, every year, one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 from each district are selected by lottery and forced to participate in the Hunger Games, a televised event in which the participants, or "tributes," must fight to the death in a dangerous, outdoor arena, controlled by the Capitol, until only 1 remains. The story follows 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, a girl from District 12, who volunteers for the 74th Games in place of her younger sister, Primrose.
Looking forward to this so muchhhh
I'm not sold on any of the cast except for Woody Harrelson and maybe Hutcherson, but I'm hoping it'll be good.
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I've, um, not actually read any of the sequels
But yeah I have to say the concept struck me as Matrix-esque. That is, best as a standalone
gale is a diiiiiiiiiiiickasssssssss
Agreeing with pretty much most people that the first was the best, and the other two weren't as good.
the first book was alright
The upcoming Hunger Games are 75, and the added twist is that only winners of past hunger games will be competing in this go around, so Katniss, Peeta and Haymitch have their names tossed into the bowls. Stuff happens during the games and it becomes apparent that there are outside forces actively at work against the game and a plan among several of the fighters in the arena. It ends with Katniss being lifted out of the arena by elements of District 13.
The third book picks up pretty much immediately. District 12 has been reduced to rubble by Capitol bombers. Katniss and her family are living in District 13, which turns out to have not been as destroyed as it was believed to be but instead gone underground. 13's leadership wants to use Katniss to make propaganda films to incite the other 12 districts to rebel against the Capitol. These pieces work (after a few failures where Katniss' actions were too scripted) and full out rebellion rolls across PanEm.
American Battle Royale.
And then by the third book you just hope everyone gets firebombed.
Yeah but it happens for like... 8/10 people, so even *that* gets a bit tiresome.
I was thinking that too!
You may be right there, Ed
So then book 3 makes you regret the entire series. Katniess sacrifices the lives of her entire squad for a pointless attack on the Capital. Literally makes no difference in the outcome of district 13 taking over the Capital. None. Oh, and her sister somehow was captured by President Snow despte being inside district 13 the entire time?
Then the book ends with Katniss murdering the president of district 13 and being immediately pardoned because she was under a lot of stress. Or something.
Nobody mentions that her incredibly bitchy quest to be the one to kill Snow (which she passed the opportunity to do when she murdered the president of district 13) she sacrificed the lives of about 12 or 15 people, give or take.
Hate hate hate.
*also wizard rock performers started doing songs about it. I'll post a couple when I get home tonight.
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Looks, let's be accurate here.
They are fan fiction.
Which is why my hate seethes.
Ahh I see. I'm sorry?
she was a medic who, though underaged, managed to be placed into a combat scenario and was killed by the double exploding bomb thing that gale came up with
it's a pretty big part of why she decided to kill the president of 13 in the end
Yes this. The series isn't anything outstanding, but they're good pageturners.
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like even considering the kind of shit you usually get in sf
And the third one did a fairly solid job explaining the cost of that rebellion, and I think did a pretty good job establishing why the President of 13 was probably a bigger threat than anyone else.
It does have that Game of Thrones problem where too many fucking people die at random, seemingly just to show that SHIT IS GETTING REAL YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT