Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Look at The Hunger Games Movie

The Hunger Games movie is set to be a worldwide phenomenon as the book trilogy hooked a lot of fans and the movie is sure to attract even more. Some people are even comparing The Hunger Games to Twilight and Harry Potter.

The first movie is set to be released on March 28 and there are theaters that have already sold out for the premier showing.

If you haven't read books you may not have any idea what the story is all about. Before you head off to see the movie, read on to learn more about this series and what the movie has in store for you.

The Hunger Games Plot

As mentioned the movie is based off The Hunger Games trilogy books by Suzanne Collins. The first book in the series is called "The Hunger Games."

The movie takes place in a post-apocalyptic world called Panem, which is where the current North American continent is located. The Capitol rules over all of the nation and is a very advanced state.

Each year The Capitol holds the Hunger Games, which pulls boys and girls from the ages of 12-18 from each of the 12 districts in Panem to compete in a survival of the fittest game in which only one person lives. The girls and boys are pulled from a lottery and everything is televised for everyone to watch.

The story follows Katniss Everdeen, who is from district 12 as she volunteers to take her younger sister Primrose's spot in the Hunger Games. The other tribute from district 12 is Peeta Mellark, who Katniss knows from school.

The movie follows the preparation of the tributes for the games as well as the actual game of life and death. There are twists and turns as Katniss, Peeta, and the other tributes try to stay alive in this game of survival. katniss ends up being more than just a girl trying to save her younger sister.

Although the movie deals with the survival of the fittest it does dive into politics and the control that The Capitol has over the entire nation and how they treat the people.

The Movie Cast

Here is a list of the main characters in the movie and the actors and actresses who will be portraying them in the movie.

Katniss Everdeen - Jennifer Lawrence

Peeta Mellark - Josh Hutcherson

Primrose Everdeen - Willow Shields

Gale Hawthorne - Liam Hemsworth

Haymitch Abernathy - Woody Harrelson

President Snow - Donald Sutherland

Caesar Flickerman - Stanley Tucci

Effie Trinket - Elizabeth Banks

The Hunger Games Sequels

There are already plans for the release of 3 more movies based off the trilogy. The next movie which will be Catching Fire is planned to be releases on November 22, 2013. It has been reported that the main cast including Lawrence, Hutcherson and Harrelson have signed on for all 4 movies. It would appear that the last book may be split into 2 movies.