November 29, 2011

Do you have a craving for… The Hunger Games?

Teenagers compete in a series of life-threatening challenges that test their physical abilities as well as the moral fibre, and there can only be one winner…

No, I’m not talking about the Triwizard Tournament in Harry Potter. In 2012 the wizarding world is out and The Hunger Games are in.

The Hunger Games is the first novel in a trilogy from author Suzanne Collins. The film adaptation is due to hit cinemas on March 23, 2012 and the second in the series, Catching Fire, is already scheduled for release on November 22, 2013.

The series is expected to be the next box office smash that will catapult its central cast – Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth – into the celebrity stratosphere.

An extended trailer for the film has been released – take a look and share your thoughts. Does The Hunger Games have what it takes to be the next Harry Potter or Twilight? Are you already a fan?


  1. I just recently read the trilogy and loved all three. If they are as big as Harry Potter & Twilight, I will be a little surprised. I imagine alot will depend on how they play up the "romance" in the movies. I found the books to be appropriately grim.

  2. Though I haven't read it, I kind of doubt it. Very few young adult adaptations achieve the success that HP and Twilight have.

  3. This one is EVERYWHERE now days! I cannot count how many places I've run across it. It looks... interesting, but I am not "for sure" going to see it. IMO, this will be a tremendous success, but like Charity, I've not read the books, either.

  4. I've heard some die-hard fans lament over the casting... I haven't read the books either, but I really like Jennifer Lawrence in the role of Katniss. She was great as Mystique in the latest X-Men, and I think she'll do fantastically here too.