In a not-too-distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch by law. When 16-year-old Katniss’ young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.
I’ve have been worried that Jennifer Lawrence (who plays Katniss) didn’t look right for the part. She was too blonde, too grown-up, and far too perfect to portray Katniss. But I am happy to say that, judging from the picture above, she is beginning to looks how I imagined her and how she is described in the books. Rue also looks the part, but she’s too cute! I will cry for sure when I watch the movie.
Hopefully it will be coming out on the 23rd March 2012 and will be a PG-13. I absolutely recommend getting down the cinemas and watching this movie. Or, if you like, read the books. They are so clever, so gripping, so creative, that you won’t be able to put them down.