Monday, January 23, 2012

The Hunger Games – the books, future movie and cast overview

I’ve just finished reading The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I read the last word of the third book in the series (Mockingjay) a couple of minutes ago and then hit Google to see if they have a movie in the making. They obviously do – this is the time when anything fantasy will certainly be a success; especially this series that’s an addictive combination of Battle Royal and Survivor with an ethical edge and a sprinkle of romance.

I guess I’ve always been into fiction but just recently got the sience fiction and fantasy bug. Damn you, Harry Potter and A song of Ice and Fire! It’s really bad. I mean, I can’t help myself. I’ve read the three books in less than five days, I just felt I couldn’t do anything else properly until I was done. Now I can finally live again! Until I find another book I can obsess all over again that is!!!


What I loved about this trilogy? Well it’s something easy to digest while also being reasonably deep and making you wonder about some things. And it’s funny and hearbreaking, unexpected and totally predicteable in some ways. The charachters are faulty and damaged – they are human. And while the story takes place in a post apocalyptic world, some things in this book really hit home. Don’t expect me to compare it with Twilight. It’s about 100 times better!
It also got me saying a few times: "Suzanne Collins, you cold hearted bitch!!!!” I don’t know what’s with this contemporary authors and their thirst to kill their charachters as soon as you start loving them so much you think the book couldn’t go on without them.



I don’t want to say too much in case you want to read the three books (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay) yourself.
The movie made after the first book - The Hunger Games - will be realeased in 2012 (march I think). I was super curious to see the cast they’ve chosen to embody the personages I came to love, hate or despise in the books. I already imagined them in a way so I have a pretty good idea about how they should look and act.

 


I’m happy with Jennifer Lawrence playing the main character Katniss "The Girl on Fire" Everdeen (the books are written from her perspective) – I think she can make this thricky character her own.
I guess Liam Hemsworth could pull off a decent Gale Hawthorne (hate the fact he doesn’t seem to have the longer hair in the movie unlike the book’s version).
I don’t see Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, but we’ll have to wait and see.
What I do think is a brilliant cast move is Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy and Lenny Kravitz as Cinna.
You’d beter cast someone gorgeous as Finnick Odair for the second movie cause I have a huge crash on him in the book and I don’t want to be disappointed!:)))))))))

That being said I hope this first movie will be great and they will transform the next two volumes into movies too. Not everybody likes to read!:))))))))


The trailer looks good!

A part of the cast in Vanity Fair!
Photos: 1,2.
Any amazing fantasy books you can recommend?


32 comentarii :

Am2Pm said...

Oh , Liam Hemsworth so cute !! Thanks for sharing
Christy

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sonia de macedo said...

I've been dying to read this-must get onto it asap! Thanks sooo much for your lovely comment on my blog and the follow! LOVE your blog and am now a proud new follower!!!

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Sara B. C. said...

Hi, it’s Sara from Be Indie Be Trendy! I had to stop writing in my blog due to personal issues and I’m sorry I didn’t inform my followers about it. But now I’m back and I’ve started a brand new blog. It’s called Diary of a Modern-Day Lady and I want it to be much more personal and targeted to a more mature audience. Feel free to have a look at it and follow it if you want, although I haven’t written much in it so far. Hope to hear back from you!

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Konad-licious said...

I couldnt function either until all three books were read. They were the most stressful books Ive read for years! Young adult books have certainly changed from when I was that age.....it was all Babysitters Club and Nancy Drew! It is a little sad that teenagers do need such violent story lines for a book to become popular.

Chyrel Gomez said...

I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE MOVIE!! XD

Jenny said...

i loved the books and i'm so so so excited for the movie! i was also unsure about josh as peeta at first, but i watched an interview and he was so sweet and charming i'm now convinced he'll pull it off!

xxx

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ThePauperFashionist said...

Wow, I have to buy this! I would suggest you George Martin, but you already said u read it ;)

R@!$4 said...

YOU TURN ON MY OLD READING HABITS i miss reading under dimmed light at early dawn because i couldnt stop reading until I was really tired!!!!! once i graduate i'm so gonna pick up fiction reading nonstop - this looks promising, thanks fer sharing! x

R@!$4 said...

ah well recommendationssssss septimus heap's shd be well interesting! but an all time favorite where all books are so hard to put down is sarah dessen's!

CottonCandyINK said...

can't wait! i so wish to see the movie and read the book as well

sagalina said...

thanks for the sweet comment, i'm glad you like the post! yes i'll follow back :)
the book sounds good, i'm going to read it soon!
x,
sagalina

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SIMONE said...

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Vanessa G' said...

I want to see that movie :)

fenni yorena said...

I'm following back! :) your blog is super cool!

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Le monde de Myriam said...

Thank you for your lovely comment !

I follow your blog.

See you soon :)

◄Charlotte.from.FAW► said...

Waow ! Thank you so much for your sweet comment ! :3 I'll come back on your blog !

Squared said...

I love this book! and I want the movie NOW. Can't wait!
thanks for your super nice comment!
We're following you right back:)

Skinny Moonstick said...

Wow, you got me totally inspired to read the books and watch the movie! Amazing overview!!! I can most definitely recommend to read (S)mythology by Jeremy Tarr. It's about a girl name Sophie.. it's a modern day fairy tale, a fantasy world and underworld Sophie gets to know while searching for love! It's awesome! :)
Thank you so much for your kindness and following me, I am know following you as well, and it is very nice to meet you!
Have a beautiful day!
Good luck!

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Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

OK, you love SOA, and now The Hunger Games? You may be my new bloggie best friend:) I cannot wait for the movie to come out. I spent so much time imagining their world and what the movie would look like. I am seriously counting down the days until it comes out.
I also really want to read the Song of Fire and Ice book. I love, love, love Game of Thrones so much.

Have you read any of the Southern Vampire Mysteries (the ones True Blood were created after)? They are pretty good.

*Erin

Misseblog said...

I've heard so much about this recently, dying to read it xx

Wadziie said...

You make me want to watch the film, was a bit iffy slowly starting to like it especially the guy ;) lol x

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Taylor said...

So, I didn't read a single word you wrote after the first few sentences haha bc I have hunger games next on my book list and actually posted about it today! I keep thinking it sounds too scary/strange/futuristic/disturbing but everyone keeps raving about it?? I'm sure I'll be starting it soon!

Christianna said...

I loved these books! And I can't wait for the films, I feel like they did a consistent job in the casting.

Also, thanks for following along with The Girl With The Blue Bow!

Following you back now!

Cassykins said...

My favorite cast pick was Lenny Kravitz for Cinna. My bff doesn't think it's a good decision, but I realized that when they announced who would be playing Cinna, I had been envisioning someone almost identical to Lenny all along!

Birgit said...

Love your blog, definitely gonna follow the hunger games. seems very nice to me!
xxxx

Rafaella said...

AMAZING post!! :D
So glad I found your blog! You earned yourself a loyal follower! ;)
xx R.
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Ella said...

Following you back now doll!

xx
E

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Natalie said...

I absolutely cannot wait for the movies to come out! Like you, I pretty much inhaled the three books. They are super fast reads! I think they did a great job casting!

Nicole Rene said...

Hmmm... your review is really GOOD because ya know what... you didn't give away anything yet you made this sound so freaking intriguing that I MUST find out what this is all about & check it out! Thanks!!! :) I love finding a good new read!

Nicole

diary of this girl - megan said...

i just finished this trilogy and am DYING to see the movie! i hope it lives up to the books! i have to admit, i cried when i finished mockingjay... partly because of the ending, but also because the book was finished :(

-megan

Julia said...

I am SO excited for this movie to come out! All of my coworkers and I read the trilogy last summer and have been anxiously awaiting the release of this movie!

Julia
Cup of Tea
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*♥alentinaDang said...

I cannot wait to watch this in theatres!!!!!!

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