Monday, September 19

The Hunger Games Trailer Impressions: A Promising New Franchise

Whether you like it or not, Hollywood will have its way on your much beloved book via movie adaptations. You have to give them props though for adapting those seemingly complex and endless chapters of a book into a two to three hour flick. Only few films have successfully mimicked its original counterpart's success, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter are the two best examples of which. Now another film based on a book is on the works, and he premise alone is solid... The Hunger Games.

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The Hunger Games

Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used to be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Katniss' sister is chosen by lottery, Katniss steps up to go in her place.

Watch The Hunger Games trailer here:

Trailer Impressions
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Hollywood had its fair share of movie adaptations and if you have been a big movie goer, you'll know that not every book adapted to the big screen is as good as what you might think of it, I am looking at you Twilight. But every once in a while there are actually good movie adaptations that comes along the way that proves that Hollywood still has "it". Call me optimistic about "The Hunger Games" but after reading the premise and this teaser, it somehow give the impression that it is one of those good movie adaptations.

the hunger games movie trailer impressions

The Hunger Games is slated for a March 2012 release and they are a bit successful in teasing with this trailer... at least for those who have read the book. But for someone who doesn't know about the books, this trailer might be a little obscure. Hope the next trailers would include stating a post apocalyptic world and a few characterization of the protagonists without spoiling too much on what will happen in the film. If you got curious on the premise I said earlier, then go spoil yourself by reading it on Wiki or some book reviews on the net. Hopefully you won't spoil your self too much to not see this movie as this MIGHT potentially be the next Harry Potter film franchise; or maybe I am just hopeful of seeing a good novel to film adaptation once again.

What are your thoughts about the trailer, casting and the adaptation itself? Share it at the comments section below.