People are obsessed with The Hunger Games, and I’ve been informed that unlike Twilight, this literary series is actually worth the devotion. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that everyone is now all atwitter about the new Hunger Games trailer that just surfaced. I’m not 100% swayed by it, but I like the presence of Lenny Kravitz. Maybe I’ll read those books after all (must tackle The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo first though).

What do you think about the trailer? Are you into the Hunger Games?

11 replies on “VIDEO: It’s ‘The Hunger Games’ Trailer!”

  1. Don’t bother with the third book, in my opinion. I couldn’t put down the first two once I started reading them. That was after years of resisting reading at all! I’m not big on sci-fi stuff, but these books got me.

  2. LOVE the Hunger Games. I agree with commenter Kelly, though–the third book was def a disappointment. The first two were totally engrossing, though, and read-able in a weekend (YA and they’re short). I’m more excited about this movie than someone of my age should be, though I still think they mis-cast Peeta…that kid looks too young and boyish for what I imagined.

    As for Dragon Tattoo, take it from a Librarian…give up now if you can’t get into it–I thought it was one of the most confusing books to get hooked into (I’ve been told I stopped just before it got good and from there it’s a roller coaster through the second and third books). As for Twitlight, I just finished the fourth in that series and they’re still as vapid and eye-rollingly bad at the end than they were in the beginning. As opposed to Twitlight, Hunger Games are actually written well AND contain a strong female lead as well as realistic characters (as much as possible) and a bigger story to tell. I wish they’d drop Edward and Bella into the Arena and see how long they’d last.


  3. Agree about the third book! But you could seriously knock them out really fast. They are quick and engrossing reads.

  4. I LOVED The Hunger Games!! And although I agree about the third book being a disappointment, I still think you should read it just for some closure. You definitely should read the first book before the movie comes out! You’ll probably want to read it on a day when you have nothing else to do because you won’t want to put it down!!

  5. Here are my Cliff Notes of them all:
    Hunger Games – last 50 pages of the series SUCKED, SUCKED, SUH-CKED (which is unfortunate, because it was a fun ride until then).
    Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: the first 50 pages of the series SUCKED (but once you slog past the Nordic phone book, it’s totally worth the strugge [and no, you can’t skip ahead…the intel is ultimately valuable]).
    Twilight Series – It is what it is…a teen romance and nothing more. Conveniently, it’s a super-quick read, so the time investment is minimal.

  6. I guess I’ll have to read this so that I can know what I’m talking about when I roll my eyes at mention of the Hunger Games. It was that approach that caused me to read the Help and I had to eat my words.

  7. The Hunger Games is a great series and should not be compared to Twilight – the writing is just a lot better in the Hunger Games. It isn’t so predictable and juvenile (even though it is YA). I recommend all the books although Mockingjay (the 3rd book) was my least favorite. The trailer looks great and makes me feel much better about some of the casting as I was worried. You should def try to read them.

  8. SOOO excited about this movie! The books were really excellent. Was worried about the casting (still worried about Peeta – but finally ok with the Katniss choice). Loving that they got Lenny Kravitz!

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