Do you want to talk about this?
BECAUSE I DO OMG.
Officially official synopsis:
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains.
Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
The Hunger Games, based on the trilogy by Suzanne Collins, stars Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone, X-Men: First Class) as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson (Zathura, The Kids Are All Right) as Peeta Mellarck, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy, Lenny Kravitz as Cinna and Amandla Stenburg as Rue (you guys!!). We've been waiting for this trailer for what -- like, 17 years or something I think -- and while I was determined to remain cautiously, calmly optimistic for this film, that's all over. I CANNOT WAIT.
Ok ok ok so, what are your primary feelings here? How do you feel about the casting? I'm worried about Woody Harrelson (also I have a difficult time separating him from Matthew MacConaughey for some reason), but I'm willing to be open-minded. Totally in love with Jennifer Lawrence -- period -- but especially as Katniss. Is the best part of The Hunger Games trilogy its take on government control and class, or its unapologetic violence? It's basically the anti-Twilight, in that the characters have both brains and hormones and like, actual problems and a sense of determined independence. Wait no, it's literally the anti-Twilight. Does its popularity give you hope for the future of YA and its readers / teen-based entertainment in general? What quotes from the book are you most excited to hear in the film? Can you hardly stand the time between this moment and the second you get to see Rue on a screen larger than the side of a barn??