This morning I opened up my Instagram and noticed that Christina Perri (whom I follow… for obvious reasons) put up a couple of pictures on Hunger Games. I have never seen her do that for any other movie before. So I thought ok… this movie could be interesting. So happens we have a Nuffnang/ChurpChurp screening for that too.
So I Googled Hunger Games. The first thing I did of course was to watch the trailer.
I watched the trailer first with zero expectations. At first I was worried about whether it would be one of those movies with an extremely predictable plot and storyline but from the trailer it definitely doesn’t seem like that. So I did a bit more research and here are a few things I learned about it (thanks to IMDB).
1) Hunger Games is the first part of a trilogy series of a young adult books by Suzanne Collins. There are 3 books “The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay”. According to IMDB, the studio Lionsgate has said that they may or may not make the other 2 books into a movie. It all depends on how well Hunger Games does… so if it does well, we’re looking at another trilogy.. LOTR style.
2) The other thing I learned about Hunger Games is that Stanley Tucci is in it. This is a big plus for me.
Stanley Tucci is one of my favourite and in my opinion he doesn’t get nearly enough of the credit that he deserves. He has been in lots of great movies. Margin Call, Easy-A, Burlesque … but the one movie I watched that made me decide he is in a class of his own is when he played a murderer in Lovely Bones.
I love Stanley Tucci… and he alone makes this movie worth watching for me.
3) The last interesting fact about Hunger Games is this:
On February 22nd, four weeks before The Hunger Games’ release, Lionsgate began selling advanced tickets. Not only did the ticket sales break the one-day record originally held by The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, but also accounted for 83% of the ticket sales of the day.
Okok Twilight fans, don’t flame… but to date, Twilight remains the only film that I have ever walked out of the cinema of halfway.
Check out Hunger Games’s FB page here.