Hurry! 'The Hunger Games' Trailer Is Here!!!
The first full-length trailer for the film adaption of The Hunger Games is here! Let's watch, shall we?
Wait... what?!? This is the American tween version of Battle Royale! Someone really ought to call Koushun Takami. He may have a lawsuit on his hands.
Okay, in all seriousness, The Hunger Games is the first in a trilogy of novels written by Suzanne Collins. Said trilogy is being adapted for the big screen, ostensibly to fill the hole left in our hearts now that youth-oriented properties like Harry Potter and Twilight have run their cinematic course.
Here's the synopsis of The Hunger Games movie:
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains.
I've resisted the temptation to pick these up (it hasn't been hard), but has anyone read the trilogy? I'm interested to know if they're any good. Just because it's YA doesn't necessarily mean it's bad. I will defend Harry Potter until my death. But every time the trailer for the new Twilight movie comes on television I burst out in spontaneous laughter, because I can't. I just can't.
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