Tuesday 15 November 2011

Bookish Fun: The Hunger Games and Snow White

You've probably seen The Hunger Games trailer a million times by now. I know I have (well, at least 11 times, anyway). How freaking awesome does it look?! Here's what I love about it:
  • Jennifer Mother Loving Lawrence as Katniss Mother Effing Everdeen. Amazeballs. Perfect in every way. The moment when she volunteers... that is Katniss!
  • Liam Hemsworth as Gale. He doesn't have to do much other than be spunky, and he does that pretty damn well.
  • PRIM! She's adorable and perfect and breaks my heart.
  • RUE! She's adorable and perfect and breaks my already broken heart even more.
  • Lenny Kravitz is totally the Cinna I saw in my head.
  • The costumes and scenery all look amazing and definitely bring to life the world built by Suzanne Collins.
  • I'm still not totally behind Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, but the emotion on his face when his name is pulled out in the Reaping is spot on.
  • Stanley Awesomesauce Tucci. I kinda wanna marry him.
  • The glimpse of Peeta and Katniss talking on the roof. Squee! I love that scene.
  • Katniss' salute and the response from the crowd.
  • The way they set up the story without revealing the whole freaking movie. And the way they built up the tension and cut off the trailer just as the Games were starting. Talk about a teaser! The moment when Katniss is being lifted up and you can hear the countdown is totally gut-wrenching - as it should be.
Here's what I didn't like about it:
  • Whatever the hell is on Haymitch's head. Did they use the same wig department as The Twilight Saga?
  • Call me superficial, but Josh is still not hot enough to be my idea of Peeta... but hey, he might change my mind by the end of the movie.
  • It's not out till March. I can't wait that long!
In other movie news, the trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman was released last week, and while it's sadly been trumped by The Hunger Games, it still got me pretty excited. The only criticism I have is that there is no way Kristen Stewart could ever surpass Charlize Theron in "fairness". But the movie looks really good!

What did you think of The Hunger Games trailer? Are you excited for Snow White and the Huntsman?


  1. The Hunger Games trailer is FREAKING AWESOME. I was very pessimistic about this, but gosh, I can honestly say I can't wait to see it. I agree completely with all your points. I think the guy playing Peeta may surprise us, the emotion in that couple of seconds...raw.

    Snow White looks great too. The effect with the crows (very Madonna) but wowza, it looks spectacular. And Charlize looks amazing. Just worried about the Kirsten Stewart casting, but will wait and see before I make judgement :).

    What's with the Hemsworth brothers being in everything lately?

  2. I can't decide on this really. I hated the last trailer, the really short one, and pretty much gave up on the film then. I admit though, this trailer is pretty amazing.

    I don't like the casting choice for Peeta (you're right, he's just not hot enough) but I'm pretty pleased with everybody else. I love the part where she volunteers to take Prim's place.

    I get the feeling I'll be super over-emotional when Thingy dies and Katniss covers Them with flowers. (I know everybody's read it, but I'm trying to avoid spoilers anyway).

  3. The trailer looks really great, I just saw it! Agree with most of your thoughts, and will probs do a trailer breakdown later in the day :)

  4. I am SO with you. I love it. I can not wait. I adore Lenny K. But I'm still not sold on Peeta.

  5. HOLY CROW! That trailer for Snow White gave me the chills! Theron totally owns that role as the evil queen!

    Josh Hutcherson is not hot and is not my Peeta. :(

  6. I think I'll give both of these a shot. Just so long as they're not in 3D--my poor eyes can't take it!

  7. So I've been waiting on The Hunger Games trailor for like...EVER. its everything I expected and any movie adding in Stanley Tucci is success. I agree with your opinion about Peeta. And although when i saw the cast list Lenny kind of through me but it just makes sense. CANT WAIT

  8. I can't wait for both these movies!