The Hunger Games

5:56 PM Tuesday, August 2, 2011

After reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, it easily became one of my all time favorite books. So when the movie was announced I was thrilled. Even though, like most people, I always find the book to be much better then it's big screen counterparts, I still enjoy going to see what Hollywood envisions when they read. Sometimes I buy it (Harry Potter) and sometimes I don't (The Scarlett Letter. Ya know, the Demi Moore one. *puke*).

Now that The Hunger Games has been cast, here's how I'm buying it so far:

Lyndsy Fonseca as Katniss Everdeen
Love this! I mean, look at that picture. I think Hollywood was reading my mind on this one. 'Nuff said!

Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne
This one's a maybe. At first, this image on the movie's website didn't impress me. This is absolutely not what I was expecting. Yet after seeing some of the set photos, I will agree to keep an open mind with this one.

Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark
Yeah... no. Sorry, but I'm just not feeling this one AT ALL!  From the very beginning of the series, I was TEAM PEETA all the way, so for me they couldn't screw this one up. But they did!

I like Hutcherson's I'm-from-a-richer-class-of-people-but-that-doesn't-make-me-an-ass looking face. However his face also says I'm-a-little-kid-trying-to-show-you-I-can-play-a-grown-up-part-in-a-major-film.  Not buying it. I mean, what is he? Twelve? (Ok, I know he's an adult.)  Also, I know I've seen him in movies before (wasn't he twelve then too?) and was never impressed enough to deem him Peeta worthy.

Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy
Harrelson wasn't what I had in mind (I think that was probably more Donald Sutherland-ish), but I think I could buy into it. Maybe it's all the episodes of Cheers that makes seeing Harrelson as the drunken advisor not so hard.

Amandla Stenberg as Rue
What an adorable kid!! She makes me wanna cry knowing I have to watch her play this part.

Lenny Kravitz as Cinna
I admit, my brain automatically cast Tim Gunn from Project Runway in this part. I was surprised when heard that Kravitz was cast, but at the same time, I immediately bought into it. I am really looking forward to seeing him play this out on screen. He better not screw it up!

Donald Sutherland as President Snow
If I were casting this film, I probably would have cast Sutherland as Haymitch Abernathy. However, I may have been wrong if I had. I think Sutherland will be an excellent President Snow!


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