The Hunger Games starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson hit the theaters full blast last March 23rd 2012. This anticipated action/fantasy film was well received by teens and adults alike. There is no doubt that this much awaited film was worth the wait. But don’t take our word for it, take a look at how the premiere of The Hunger Games went and what the fans had to say about the movie.
How People Around The Country Received The Movie: The Hunger Games
“Like any killer franchise, The Hunger Games has wasted no time in striking.
Across the country Thursday, midnight showings of the much-awaited film were packed with fans of Suzanne Collins ‘ novels eager to see the movie version starring Jennifer Lawrence as the heroine Katniss Everdeen.
In Hollywood, crowds were quiet but had power in numbers. The ArcLight Theater on Sunset Boulevard showed the movie on 15 of its 16 screens. Ticket pre-sales and early seatings for the shows prevented crowds of fans or lines from gathering.
B.K. Cannon, 21, an aspiring actress from Los Angeles , said she worked through all of Collins’ trilogy in a week and felt compelled to check out the movie version at the first opportunity.
In Hunger Games’ dystopian future, the Capitol keeps impoverished districts in order by conducting annual games in which a boy and a girl from each district are chosen by lottery to fight to the death on prime-time TV.
“I had to come,” Cannon said. “I don’t want to hear about it from other people tomorrow. There’s so much buzz about this. I had to come at midnight to see it for myself.”
She was slightly dismayed not to feel the energy of waiting in line with fellow fans. Leaving her part-time job in Burbank, she noticed lines of fans waiting outside a theater there.
“They started at 6 p.m. You get the crazy ones at the theaters where you cannot reserve seats,” Cannon said. “They were all dressed up, complete with bow and arrows and capes.”
Amy Banquerigo, 27, a teacher from Los Angeles, bucked the ArcLight trend and dressed entirely as Katniss, complete with bow slung over her shoulder, ponytail, boots and green fatigues.
“My sixth-graders are so excited I’m here. They’d love to be here as well, but it’s too late for them,” she said. “I’ve been so excited for this movie for such a long time.
“I left the arrow in the car for safety reasons,” she said. “I’m hoping they let me put the bow under the seat. Or else I’m going to be holding a bow in my lap for the whole movie.”
Banquerigo came with 13 of her friends for the 12:30 showing. About a third of them were dressed as characters from the movie.
In Salem, Ore., more than 100 people, many of them high school students, spent most of an unexpected snow day shivering outside the Regal Cinema . At 7 p.m., five of the nine midnight screenings at Lancaster Mall had sold out.”
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