What’s the Big Deal About the Hunger Games Movie?

Kieran Daly, Staff Writer

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     If you haven’t heard about The Hunger Games, where have you been? The Hunger Games written by Suzanne Collins was published on September 14th 2008 and since then has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide.

     The book follows protagonist Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where the countries of North America once existed. The Capitol, a highly advanced metropolis, holds absolute power over the rest of the nation. The Hunger Games are an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12 to 18 from each of the 12 districts surrounding the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle in which only one person can survive.

     A film adaptation, written and produced by Collins herself and directed by Gary Ross, is set to release March 23. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence(X-Men: First Class) as Katniss, Josh Hutcherson(The Bridge To Terabithia) as Peeta, and Liam Hemsworth(The Last Song) as Gale.

   “The writing wasn’t very complex which made the book an easy read and the concepts were amazing. Jenna Rosbrook and I already have our tickets!” said Jenna Diven, senior.

     If you are a Harry Potter fan looking for a new breathtaking franchise then The Hunger Games is what you want. It has everything you want from a book or a movie: A diverse plot, lovable characters, lots of action sequences, and twists and turns that will have you eager to know what is going to happen next.

   “I like the Hunger Games because it’s easy and fun to read but it’s also so complex that it keeps you interested” said Haylee Walz, junior.

     Even if you’re not a big reader you’ll enjoy the books. The constant action and danger will have you turning page after page just to know what happens next. If reading the book is not your thing at least check out the movie, you won’t regret it. Maybe after watching the movie you may want to go and read the book.

   “I like the Hunger Games because it mixes the interesting qualities of book s that aren’t usually seen together like the dystopian society, the advanced technology and at the same time the nature survival and combat.” Said Michael Mendez, sophomore.

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