Now that Harry Potter has officially ended (sniff, sniff) I need to find that one movie where I am willing to risk long lines and a day off work in order to see.
I really can’t find anything worth my while — the new Superman movie is still eons away — and I really can’t find anything I wanted to see and offer my fandom craziness. (Though I am glad to know that Twilight is also about to end, big respect to you all my Twi-hard friends).
But then came this movie:
Hunger Games is a story of Katniss Evergreen, a chosen tribute from her District. Let Mr. Wikipedia explain the movie in detail:
“North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.
Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love”
The movie reminds me of Battle Royale, this kick-ass Japanese movie with almost the similar plot. In Battle Royale, a class of 42 third year high school students are chosen randomly to fight to the finish in a deserted island. The students are outfitted with neck bombs which automatically detonate if they don’t kill each other. The student (out of the 42) who remained alive till the end will be declared the winner.
I am a big fan of this movie and yes, I also have the book which I devoured in less than three days. I can’t wait to see Hunger Games to see if both stories have any similarity at all. For the meantime, I guess I won’t be frequenting the cinemas anytime soon.