The sort of casting that sends nerds of a certain proclivity into either ecstasy or angst has taken place. Some dude from movies I haven’t seen has been cast in a pretty important role in the second Hunger Games flick.
The following is probably a work of fiction.
It is Jennifer Lawrence’s birthday. National holiday. I knew that Jennifer Lawrence would love me right from the get-go. Now, don’t call this a coincidence, because you’re jealous. The first time, I swear the first time I saw The Hunger Games she winked at me. Right at me! This isn’t an optical illusion. Right as she is climbing into that little pod-tube thing to writhe about for a tepid forty minutes in a death match, she winked.
Okay, before I’m set upon by rabid Hunger Games fans dressed in tribute uniforms brandishing axes and knives, let me clarify: we’re talking writing style, not content. I personally didn’t care for Suzanne Collins’ writing style; I get why she wrote the story the way she did, but it did nothing for me. I didn’t finish the first one and I have no desire to read the other two (blasphemy, I know). I tried, but I grew very bored very quickly. Sparse writing like Collins’, in my opinion, is more suited for shorter works.
But some author I’ve never fucking heard of has weighed in and believes this stark, short, quick-punch style is the future of literature for the internet generation. The English major in me is weeping and flipping tables by turns.
Here’s a whole slew of propaganda posters for Hunger Games by Caldwell Tanner and Nathan Yaffe. That’s it. Don’t really have much more to say about the bunch. They’re amusing. Does that work?
I haven’t read The Hunger Games series, but I did see the film on Sunday and very much enjoyed the hell out of it, especially since I didn’t have to yell at anyone for having their cell phones out. I was happy with the direction, the cinematography, the acting, and the casting — especially the casting. I mean, what the fuck did Lenny Kravitz give Satan in return for eternal youth? Dude looks maybe 25. Jennifer Lawrence, the sole shareholder at CP’s spank bank conglomerate, did a fabulous job as Katniss, and Amandla Stenberg made me weep like a little kid with a skinned knee during that scene. Everyone was flailing while we filed out of the theater, so much that I could literally see the exclamation points in people’s sentences. Nothing could harsh my buzz.
Then I saw the racist fuckery happening on Twitter and suddenly remembered the world is full of douchenozzles.
I’ll be honest, I ain’t big on reviews. Firstly because I find them boring as shit to write, and secondly I hate committing to how I feel about something so immediately after I experience it. Lots of revision going on in my dome-piece after I ingest a work. That said, I want to ignite some conversation about The Hunger Games here at OL.
More than anything, consider this a conversation starter.
The video just keeps coming for Hunger Games, even as the movie stands three days away. In this clip we got Katniss hugging it out with Gale as she prepares to enter the Games frrealy.
If you’re reading this, it means that you survived Monday, the most dastardly day of the week. For it is on this day that we are forced to return to our places of business, to do the bidding of others in the hopes that we may one day fulfill our own dreams. Unless you’re last name is Thoreau and you’ve got a friend who’ll loan you a nice bit of land, chances’re that you’re not taking yourself off the grid. Instead, you’re going to deal with a bullshit commute to get to job you don’t love so as to be able to pay the bills.
But since we’re all in this together, we might as well pool our minds together and come up with an antidote to workweek ennui. Thissere’s the MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE – the weekly post in which I share with you the various ways I’ll be entertaining myself until the weekend. Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to hit up the comments section and show off the Fun-Weapons you’ll be using while we pillage Boringville.
Without further adieu, let’s fuggin’ ROCK!
Here’s another clip from the Hunger Games, this time showcasing the adept acting skills of Lenny Kravitz. Hey! Don’t you think that Katniss wants to…get away, she wants to…get away from the Games? Get it? Oh forget it.
Hit the jump for the video.
Want to see a picture of Katniss in her totally tantalizing and sexualized Fire Dress from The Hunger Games that is supposed to arouse while simultaneously being a bit creepy because she’s like 16 or whatever?
Hit the jump.