Yes there was a trailer for the new Hunger Games film Catching Fire and I cannot wait. Check it out below.
I remain in love with Jennifer Lawrence (sorry Richard) and this film looks like she once again steps up to play Katniss brilliantly. This was my favourite book of the series so I hope they do it justice. Still annoyed that they are splitting book three up into two films but its sort of expected now after the successes doing it with Harry Potter and Twilight.
In an aside did you see Russell Brand talking about Jennifer Lawrence on Conan? Hilarious!
Wow, this post just got really random. Have a wonderful weekend. Hair appointment tomorrow and if the weather holds I might get to go on my father-in-laws boat.
This weekend we are in Melbourne for Oz Comic Con! I am really excited about the adventure. I’ve never been to something like this and for us its a test to see if we invest in the trip to San Diego for Comic Con International one year.
Here is what I am most looking forward to:
Did you know there were women in the comic book industry? Not just any comic books but someone who has drawn Wonder Woman (my favourite for obvious reasons)
Sticking with comics THE GUY who co-created classic characters like Spider-Man, The Avengers, and the Hulk
Of The Hunger Games fan Primrose Everdeen (can you believe she was born in 2000, that is ridiculous)
Did you watch Firefly? We did so a bit excited to hopefully see Dr Simon Tam
Did you see The Hunger Games over the weekend? Even though in reality this ball goes against some key plot points (for example that the male and female tributes are drawn separately) its a cool idea, especially as you can add your own name in.
The Hunger Games opened today in Australia. Before I even get in to that I would like to acknowledge that according to the poster it opens in the USA March 23 – which means we got it first. People, that just doesn’t happen!! Australia is usually last and sometimes the same time (like with Harry Potter) but rarely earlier than the US.
I haven’t read the book but I want to now. I thought the film was brilliant. From the first moment I was sucked into the story, cheering for Katniss and Peeta and hoping Cato and his gang meet a timely end. If you don’t know the story basically there are 12 districts in a distant future and because of a past rebellion each district must offer one boy and one girl as tributes to play in the Hunger Games (essentially everyone’s worse nightmare of what Big Brother could be). Only one tribute leaves alive. Katniss’ little sister Primrose is selected and Katniss volunteers to take her place. The plot makes a strong social statement about where “entertainment” is headed.
Jennifer Lawrence! Not only is she unconventionally beautiful but she is an incredible actress. I really think she nailed this part! My heart went out to Katniss again and again and I was so proud of her in the end (if I tell you why I ruin it). I just cannot say enough good things about her performance and the level of subtly she brought to it. You know the joke about Kristen Stewart only having one expression in Twilight? Well there weren’t a lot more in this film but her eyes, her eyes told you everything she was feeling but struggled to say. Brilliant!!!!
Sorry Richard but Lenny Kravitz is hot! I think his appearance in the film is a shout out for mums. Here is this man who was so cool when I was a teenager appearing in this film which sadly is aimed at the oldest among us’ daughters. He does a fantastic job playing the “dad” figure in this film, completely believable that he was impressed by Katniss volunteering to go in her sisters place and wanted her to do well. That scene before she is sent in broke my heart.
Finally the sound guy (scroll down to read who the team was)! The incredibly clever use of sound in this film made it truly haunting at times. When the children were lining up to find out who the tributes were to be the only sounds were what you would hear in a crowd like that – tears, footsteps, people passing instructions and general nervous chatter – which added a layer of authenticity to the emotions of the characters. Later when there is an explosion the sound rings, just like you would imagine your ears would after hearing that. The way sound is used, I think, makes this film more than just a kids book but something to be taken seriously.
I definitely recommend this film. Check out what MetaCritic has to say too!