Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Countdown Begins

Picture this:

A group of people crowd around an iPad perched upon a desk. All eyes focus hard on the small screen as if it's the last thing they will ever see. A hushed silence presses the air out of their lungs. Breathing becomes heavy, almost desperate. Sweat billows from the nape of their necks. Hearts beat fast. Nerves feel as strong as a lightning storm. Hands clench into fists in eager suspense of what's to come.   

And then . . . The Hunger commences. The Games begin. 

What I've recounted happened yesterday as my coworkers and I joined in a half circle to watch The Hunger Games movie trailer. I can't speak for how the others in my office felt, but I sure had an overwhelming rush of excitement explode through my senses. Enough to make me watch the trailer six times in a row. And enough to make me write a blog post about it.

Now, I can't wait until March 23, 2012 to see the movie for real. I will for sure be at the theater, front and center.

Anyway, what did you think of the trailer? Do the actors match what you felt was the essence of the book's characters?

I am well-pleased with the choices of most of the characters. Although, I envisioned Prim rather differently, smaller and more breakable. But, you can't make everyone happy with the choice of actors for book characters.

But I will enjoy the movie quite a bit, I think. The countdown begins!

Jules. Writes.


  1. I got chills watching that trailer! (That's totally cheesy, I know.) The big deal for me is how well they cast the characters. That makes all the difference for me. We'll see...

  2. Julie - I so got chills too! Um, and every time I see it I get the chills. I think the music plays a big roll in it too. It brought the essence of the book out! Totally awesome.

    Thanks for the comment!

  3. The movie will be great! Although, I haven't been dying to see it like I was with Twilight or the Harry Potters--wasn't ever a hard core fan like that--but still stoked ;)

  4. I am sooooooo excited to see this. Every time they announced a casting choice I would think, "WHAT?!? Oh, wait... that's actually brilliant."

    OK, so I was going to answer all your questions, and then I remembered that I already blogged about the casting choices: Hunger Games Fangirl Raving

    And, as far as just the trailer goes: I think it looks amazing. I love the way they only showed the stuff leading up to the actual games. They don't give away ANY of the action, it is all just telling the story of what this world is about and what is happening and the EMOTIONS behind it all.

    And really, I love the juxtaposition of the high tech fantasy world of the Capitol and the slum-like settings of the Districts.

    Perfection. I could go on for ever.

  5. GAH. I can't wait. It's going to be soooo good.

  6. Welcome to my bloggy friends Kelley! And thanks for the comment. I'm with you! Can't Wait!