My fellow blogger Pete from ILoveThatFlim unleashed his love for Hunger Games and why he loves The Hunger Games and now its my turn.
As most of you can tell by now that I'm more into fantasy genre,LOTR,ASOIAF and Harry Potter.When I read a book I want to leave this world and just slip into the pages,metaphorically and so far only fantasy genre had given me the satisfaction .The comparison toward Twilight and the word 'Young Adults' is a complete turn off.So what made me to read the books?The well made trailer.After watching the trailer I knew I need to read it.
In case if you're living under the rock,The Hunger Games is the story of Katniss Everdeen from the poorest district of Panem who volunteered herself for the brutal and deadly 74th Hunger Games when her sister's name is pulled out, which is televised live around Panem for the entertainment of the capitol citizen as a remembrance of their rebellion.The rule of the game is quite simple ,be the last one alive ,you win a house and one of supplies.Katniss being the the source of income of her family after the death of her father needs to win the game for her mother and sister sake.Things get more difficult when Peeta,a boy who once gave hope for Katniss to live is also chosen as a male tribute.
So here is my top 3 why one should watch The Hunger Games.
1.The superb cast.
-The only good thing Twilight had taught to those who want to adapt a successful novel into a film is that one should cast actors that could play the role instead of casting actors who looks like the role.Casting the blonde Academy Nominee Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss is the best decision the casting team had done.Those who had watched Winters Bone realised that Jennifer's acting is very natural and convincing which suits Katniss well.Then you have Josh Hutcherson(The Kids Are Alright,Fragments,Bridge To Terrabithia) as Peeta,Woody Harrelson(Rampage,Zombieland,The Messenger) as Haymitch,Isabelle Fuhrman(Orphan) as Clove,Donald Sutherland as President Snow,Stanley Tucci(The Devil Wears Prada,The Lovely Bones) and Elizabeth Banks who is well known for her accent imitations as Effie.
-Even if the plot of the film is not from the successful novel,I can see cult film written all over it.One doesn't have to read the novel to understand the plot of the film.It is simple and very straightforward.It will cater to everyone as it is packed with action scenes for those who loves bloodbath,subtle romance for the romantic ones(believe me the usage of the romance subplot in The Hunger Games is the probably the most realistic and clever usage) of all time.
3.Realistic and role model characters
- Unlike other female protagonist in young adult novels,Katniss Everdeen is one of the strongest female characters that have been created.Even after the death of her father and her mother falling into depression,Katnsis doesn't give up and take the responsibility to provide food for the family.Unlike some of the girls in the district who sleeps with rich man for food,she decides to hunt and sell it as a source of income.She remains strong throughout the novel even at tough situations and is determined to win the game no matter what.Peeta Melark is another character that teaches the reader that violence is not a answer for everything.
4.A warning where we are heading towards
-I'm not talking about the colourful costumes of the Capitol. I'm talking about the lives of Panem.Panem is the remainder of what use to be North America after it is destroyed by war,pollution and natural disaster. This can be applied everywhere.As Pete stated in his blog, there is parallel situation of the exploitation of reality TV in the Hunger Games and our current pop culture We are wasting our time and energy with the current reality shows and raising celebrities everywhere like the Kardashians while there are much better things to do.And not to forget how HW reminds us the government can misuse its power