The Hunger Games has been getting a TON of buzz, industry folks calling it the next Twilight. Heck, they’re already talking about sequels, and the movie hasn’t even come out yet! I figured it was high time I see what all the fuss was about.
After watching the theatrical trailer, I’m definitely sold.. Just see for yourself:
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing 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 Hunger Games will be released on March 23, 2012.