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"The Hunger Games" Gets A Full Trailer... And I Still Have No Interest In Seeing The Flick

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by Tambay A. Obenson
November 14, 2011 11:03 AM
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I'm probably in the minority when I say I have so little interest in seeing this. I've seen enough of these broadly-categorized "white teenager in mythical worlds adventure" flicks; I saw the last 2 Harry Potter movies, and I've had my fill for awhile.

And before anyone jumps on me, no, I'm not implying that Harry Potter = The Hunger Games. But I'd put both of them under the 

"white teenager

 in mythical worlds

adventure" flicks category; or "teenagers 

in mythical worlds 

adventure flicks starring white young men and/or women," sometimes even if the characters weren't originally written as Caucasian. 

Akira's next...

Will I see The Hunger Games when it's out? Likely, though it'll probably be at a press screening, meaning I won't have to pay to see it :)

But don't let me ruin your anticipation for it. 

Of note, 

Lenny Kravitz,  Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg all have roles in this; in the trailer below - released this morning - you'll get quick glances at Kravitz as " Cinna  ," and Amandla as "Rue."

The Hunger Games will be in theaters March 23, 2012.

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8 Comments

  • Literate person | November 14, 2011 9:29 PMReply

    The book was a pathetic excuse of a novel that was horribly written and incredibly derivative story. The film looks even worse... "the girl on fire" is just a red dress, and the other costumes look like battlestar leftovers.

  • that dude | November 14, 2011 6:20 PMReply

    What are you looking forward to seeing?

  • Neziah | November 14, 2011 4:21 PMReply

    Looks okay, but derivative of "Battle Royale".

  • Elin | November 14, 2011 12:13 PMReply

    Yes! Yes! Yes! OMG 'The Hunger Games’ is going to be huge! I can’t wait!!! I’ll be going on opening night with all my girls! Woooo! :)

  • Geneva Girl | November 14, 2011 12:52 PM

    Wish I could join you! I don't know when it will open in Switzerland, but I'm putting a babysitter on reserve now.

  • Geneva Girl | November 14, 2011 12:01 PMReply

    Please give this a chance. There is a much deeper message than any of these other white girls in jep movies that I hope doesn't get lost on the screen. I can see now that critics will be calling the Districts the 1%.

    Actually, in the book the character has olive skin so she could be anything or a mix. Sadly, Hollywood had to change that. To offset that, I think, Lenny Kravitz was cast as what was a white character in the book. He's a very interesting choice.

    The book was a fantastic read and I hope and pray that the movie is just as exciting. I'm especially looking forward to seeing Amandla Stenberg. Don't be so negative about it - unless it sucks! And, trust me, the rabid fans, me included, will let you know if it does.

  • Stefon | November 14, 2011 11:32 AMReply

    This reminds me of Battle Royale. Nothing new. But still interesting.

  • Carlton Jordan | November 14, 2011 11:30 AMReply

    Im definitely seeing it.

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