Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Hunger Games: What's all the fuss?

By: Da'Mon Guy     
With the Harry Potter films now a fond memory and The Twilight Saga down to its last film, Hollywood is looking for the next big phenomena amongst the teen/young adult target audience. The Hunger Games attempts to fill the void and become next big franchise to send would be teens into a frenzy. The Hunger Games is a thought-provoking, engaging testament to humanity. it’s a theme driven showcase for some of the best and the worst aspects of the humanity. The movie is comprised of an all star ensemble cast Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone), Josh Hutcherson (The Vampire’s Assistant), Elizabeth Banks (The Next Three Days), Woody Harrelson (Friends With Benefits), Wes Bentley (Jonah Hex), Donald Sutherland (The Mechanic 2011), Stanley Tucci (Easy A), Liam Hemsworth (The Last Song), and Amandla Stenberg (Colombiana).

     Hunger Games is a statement film. speaks about social class, the value of life, and the human spirit. It’s the story of a post apocalyptic world where society has crumbled and famine looms. Some teenagers (12-18) are picked through a lottery where they must compete in a series of televised life or death games as entertainment. The film is based on the first of a trio of books by Suzanne Collins and it was released in late 2008. Since then, the books have built a devout following. It has sold over a million copies of the book on e-books. The other two books in the series are Catching Fire and Mocking Jay.
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