Let the fandom ensue!

It’s only Monday, but WHAT A WEEK IT’S ALREADY BEEN! The Legend of Korra pilot episode was leaked online (amazing, by the way), the Hunger Games film comes out in two days at midnight (going to see it in IMAX, of course :-) ), and now the reviews are pouring in for the film! And they are extremely positive thusfar! I must be honest, I was pretty worried about the film. I just [still] don’t completely understand how the novels can be adapted successfully. However, I have finally let out a sigh of relief *sigh*. In fact, as of now on Rotten Tomatoes, the film has 100%! Granted, not all the reviews are in yet, but below you will find some snippets from reviews across the interwebz!

“The Hunger Games, a vision of human life in all its nasty, brutish brevity demands to be devoured… The Hunger Games is an essential science fiction film for our times; perhaps the essential science fiction film of our times. Whatever your age, it demands to be devoured.”
– Robbie Collin – Daily Telegraph

“the camera does mostly cling to Katniss, requiring a Herculean amount of heavy lifting from Lawrence. She bears the load. Stoical or heart-on-sleeve, afraid or defiant, the starlet hits the mark. Factor in archery skills to make Robin Hood soil his Lincoln greens and you have Katniss as Collins intended.”
Total Film

“The Hunger Games is enthralling from beginning to end, science fiction that has depth and intelligence to match its pulse-racing entertainment value.”
Digital Spy

Interestingly:

“Ross has done more than churn out a faithful adaptation of the book. His vision of the world of The Hunger Games is bigger, scarier, darker, and more political than the books ever dared to be.”
Den of Geek

I think we all know what scene this is:

“The most moving scene in the book becomes the moving scene in the film.”
Total Film

For those who compare it to Twilight:

“What’s remarkable is the lack of cheese. Tacky effects, corny dialogue and creaky performances are all shown the door. We repeat: not the new Twilight.”
Total Film



I will be with you all Thursday night — 11:59 PM SHARP — at theaters across the country, ready and giddy to experience The Hunger Games as we’ve been waiting to see it for what can only be textually described (in non-hyperbolic terms) as “an eternity!!”

May the odds be ever in your favor,
Sam.

Trailer 2 dissection – the characters part 1

Let the discussion begin! Discussion of what? Of the Hunger Games trailer, of course! Sure, we got the posters a while back showcasing what some of the characters would look like, but now we have them in action! So let’s make like the true voyeurs we are and stare! And discuss!

Here’s Gale looking at Katniss during one of their wilderness excursions. While the trailer does indicate the film will follow the book very closely, they have to trim or change some things to fit the time. We just have to accept it. The book lists and mentions several of their excursions outside the fence which introduce important story elements. I’d bet Lionsgate combines some of the excursions into one, or else introduces plot points in other areas of the story. My worry about Gale is the fact Liam Hemsworth is playing him. He did a Miley Cyrus movie before this, for crying out loud. I hope he can actually act worth Read the rest of this entry »

Hunger Games at the VMA’s!!!

I’m back from my posting break!! I’ve got a new computer, other new hardware, and a new passion to… POST THINGS! Yes, it’s true. And there’s been a lot of new Hunger Games info that I need to keep everyone updated on. Yep. Because I’m the only source of Hunger Games news, after all! Now down to business…

There’s only one thing that’s important today. TONIGHT AT THE MTV VMAs A PROMO FOR THE HUNGER GAMES MOVIE WILL BE SHOWN! Yes, you read that right. Tonight (Sunday, August 28) at 9/8c Jennifer Lawrence will make an appearance at the VMA’s, where she will introduce the promo for the film. This is awesome news!


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Katniss is BA

I know this isn’t exactly a “new” shot of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, but man is it cool. Still my favorite of all the shots thus released. Katniss is such a great character, I really hope the team is able to translate her depth well. So I thought I’d share it with everyone!

Sam Jack Seal of Approval.

In other news I missed this photo from yesterday’s EW Hunger Games bonanza. It’s probably my favorite of the Peeta pictures so far. I especially dig it because it reminds me a bit of LOST. The way the quote in the picture is worded is a little bit silly. I’m trying to imagine someone saying it over and over in my head and it makes me smirk.

May the odds be ever in your favor,
Sam.