March 23, 2012 5 Comments
(As an editor’s note, I will make few to little comparisons to the book series as I want to objectively review this film based as just a film. There are many people who have not read the series and I wish that they would. If going into the movie without any knowledge, this will be a review about the movie itself.)
In some instances, I kind of weep for the future children out there that line up for movies like Twilight. With a female lead who is about as a moopy as Droopy the Dog, it saddens me that someone like Bella Swan is looked up to as a role model and something to aspire to for teens. Sure, Twilight Books and their films are about as empty and trashy as they come, but making fun of those mediums is like shooting fish in a barrel and waste of coherent thought. So this evening I attended the midnight screening of The Hunger Games, a film that has been catching on like wildfire and the next film series lifted from the every growing young adult book genre. In the midst of a fever pitch of excitement and many teens staging their own occupy AMC theater for the showing of the film that might define their lives, I smiled a bit inside because what they were going to see and experience is a film that would make them take their Bella Swan posters and replace with Jennifer Lawrence.