So I finished reading the Suzanne Collins “sci-fi” novel The Hunger Games. Why are people calling it sci-fi? What’s so sci-fi about it? Anyway, the book is good… but not great.
I think The Hunger Games and its upcoming film adaptation is hyped up waaay too high. As if it’s locked in as the next Harry Potter or the next Twilight or basically the next big thing. Meh.
Katniss will be played by Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone, X-Men: First Class), and she is the only reason why I even bothered to read this novel. Peeta will be played by Josh Hutcherson, who very nearly became Peter Parker/Spider-Man in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man*. Does he look like Peeta? Meh.
So after reading the book and watching the teaser trailer (yes, I am THAT updated) for The Hunger Games, my excitement level is – meh.
Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) & Peeta (Josh Hutcherson)
*PS. The role of Spidey eventually went to Andrew Garfield, who is a far better choice imo.
Peter Parker / Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) & Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone)