The Hunger Games movie is coming to theaters on March 23rd 2012. A sci-fi story set in the future where The Capitol chooses a girl and a boy from the 12 districts who must fight to the death under the scrutiny of people who are watching them on live television. The Hunger Games is based on the novel by Suzanne Collins and will be directed by Gary Ross. People are already talking about this action/drama film all over the country.
Here’s a preview on what fans are saying about The Hunger Games movie:
“The first full-length trailer for The Hunger Games premiered on Monday, and, according to the reactions of film experts, the odds seem to be ever in the Lionsgate film’s favor.
Set for a March 2012 release, the film based on the novel by Suzanne Collins features Jennifer Lawrence as 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in the futuristic world of Panem.
The trailer shows Katniss illegally hunting in the outskirts of her District 12 with Gale (Liam Hemsworth), and then volunteering for the Games when her sister is chosen in the reaping. Viewers get to see glimpses of Katniss and fellow tribute Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) training for the games, and the final scene is of the 24 tributes being dropped into the deathly competition.
Overall, initial opinions of the trailer were favorable, although some experts are curious how the rest of the Gary Ross-helmed film will play out.
“It’s a tonally interesting bit of world building based on the footage we’ve seen here, and I’m really liking the sense of reality that the trailer establishes,” writes HitFix’s Drew McWeeny.
“Jennifer Lawrence looks like she’s going to be a strong presence as Katniss Everdeen,” he added.”
This early buzz comes from The Hollywood Reporter and you can read the full article here.
Los Angeles Times also gave their opinion with regards to Gary Ross, the director of The Hunger Games movie. Here’s what they have to say:
“For “The Hunger Games” uninitiated, Suzanne Collins’ bestselling novel depicts a future in which the opulent Capitol rules the planet and the majority of districts are impoverished nations that must serve the central government. As a reminder of a previous uprising against the Capitol, an annual “Hunger Game” contest is put into place in which two youths between ages 12 and 17 from each of the 12 districts are forced to compete in a brutal fight to the death. As the trailer says, only one comes out.
Director Gary Ross seems to have gone all out in capturing the Capitol’s opulence with the garish Effie Trinket, played by Elizabeth Banks, cheerfully determining the fates of these impoverished kids. We see quick glimpses of Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman and Wes Bentley as Seneca Crane, and we also get a quick peek at Woody Harrelson as Haymitch, a previous Hunger Games winner, now a useless drunk who serves as Peeta and Katniss’ biggest ally.”
You can read the full article at Los Angeles Times Blogs.
The odds are definitely in our favor as The Hunger Games arrives on March 23rd 2011.
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