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Catching Fire – Movie Trailer

Well here is the official trailer. Hope the movie is good, it looks good, and there is so much potential in the source material.

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Hunger Games – Book to Film

So I finally got around to watching The Hunger Games movie. I quite enjoyed it. There were things that I missed like a few of the subplots but sadly you expect a film to miss stuff out and mess around with other things.

Jennifer Lawrence was okay as Katniss though she wasn’t as layered as I would have liked, just being a strong character doesn’t mean you have to have almost no expression. I guess I just would have liked to see a little more variety in her portrayal, having said that though sometimes you are limited by what the story says and some of that texture was taken out of her in the dropping of parts of the story.

I loved the stuff with Rue and to be honest those wally’s who complained when the film came out that Rue was portrayed by a coloured actress really seriously need to learn to read, on top of that Amanda Stenberg did an amazing job.

Josh Hutcherson was fine and you really didn’t see  Liam Hemsworth much at all. Elizabeth Bank’s Effie Trinket just somehow didn’t seem big enough, I kind of expected something a little more over the top. Lenny Kravitz as Cinna was a pleasant surprise and I really liked Woody Harrelson’s Haymitch.

It was quite prettily shot but so much seemed to have been stripped out. All in all it wasn’t a bad film and I am curious about what they do with the second one.

Ultimately I much preferred the book but the film was okay. I hope they do better and give us a stronger second film.

Catching Fire Casting News

The role of Plutarch Heavensbee has been cast. The wonderfully talented Phillip Seymour Hoffman has been confirmed.

You can read about it here.

Also there are plenty of rumours surrounding the second Hunger Games film so here are a couple. Remember these are rumours therefore not actual cast members as of yet.

Hunter Parrish as Finnick Odair.

Jenna Malone as Johanna Mason.

Hunger Games New Poster

A new poster and I have to say I think it looks great. The Hunger Games juggernaut it seems is gathering momentum.

Hunger Games Movie Trailer

Here is the official trailer for the very much anticipated movie. I’ve got to say I was uncertain about a few of the casting choices but it is looking pretty good.

See for yourself.

This shorter trailer had left me wondering a bit though.

Hunger Games Movie Posters

Eight new Hunger Games promotional posters have just been released.

Very cleverly they released the posters to eight different sites, of course they all link to each other but I’m posting them all here for you simple viewing pleasure.

Sorry in advance for the thumbnail version of the Peeta pic.


So what do you think of these side lit pics? Think they work? Do you think they got it right with the casting? Truly only time will tell on that last one because really looks are only part of it. Characters we really know and love have to be played well. Sometimes the casting has put me off a movie and sometimes the performance of an actor I didn’t see in a role has surprised me. Fortunately I only need to wait till March to find out the answer to this question.

Hunger Games Movie Trailer

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