Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Hunger Games trailer

Not since Y2K have we see a year that we have looked forward to with dread and foreboding.  Yet 2012 may actually bring us some good motion pictures. 

In the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games" we see a post apocalyptic future  world as told to us by Katniss Everdeen.  She is a citizen of District 12 in the country of Panem, and has volunteered to take her sister's place in the annual tribute to the Capitol in the "Hunger Games" during the "Reaping Day."  The Hunger Games as it turns out is a fight to the death. 

Once again, Hollywood has turned to Greek mythology for their stories.  Collin's partial inspiration for her story was the Greek Myth of Theseus

The  "Hunger Games" is due out on March 23rd. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence ("X-Men: First Class") and Josh Hutcherson ("Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," " Zathura: A Space Adventure") and is directed by Gary Ross ("Pleasantville," "Seabiscuit").

Movie Data

Genre: Sci-Fi
Year:  2012
Staring:  Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks
Director:  Gary Ross
Producer(s) Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik
Writer: Gary Ross, Billy Ray, Suzanne Collins
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 142 minutes 
Release Date: 3/23/2012

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