CNN: What exactly is ‘Hunger Games’?

In an article titled “What exactly is ‘Hunger Games’?”, CNN gives a quick recap on what is “The Hunger Games” about and also couple paragraphs of quick recap on the movie castings and latest production news.

The content in article is probably what most of the fans had already known if you have been reading up on news everyday.

The plot revolves around a dystopian society where punishment for a previous rebellion has resulted in a televised event. One boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 from each district (there are 12 total) are selected at random and forced to participate in the Hunger Games, where “tributes” must fight to the death until only one is left standing.

“The Hunger Games” gives us a heroine named Katniss, a strong-willed and unwavering spirit, who volunteers for the games in order to spare her younger sister. Once inside the death match arena, she must get down and dirty to outlive her competitors, but there’s one slight problem.

Her hot friend Peeta gets cast into the games, too. In the midst of all the slaying, Katniss finds herself embroiled in a love triangle with her longtime pal Gale, who is watching the games from his home, and Peeta, who confesses his love for her inside the arena. Katniss’ emotional turmoil of love or death makes Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” look like child’s play.

Apparently, Collins’ twisted plot came to her one night while she was channel surfing between a competition reality show and a news program about the Iraq war. She blended the two shows and “The Hunger Games” was born.

The first film of the franchise is slated for release on March 23, 2012, while the second film is already booked for November 2013. Fans can only hope director Gary Ross doesn’t soften the book, because the twists and turns will make for an edge-of-your-seat thriller. At this rate, the film is set to have more passion than “Twilight” and more action than “Harry Potter.”

It does seems to me though that the author of this article has appeared to believe romance to play a huge part in “The Hunger Games”. Otherwise, it’s certainly a quick read for you to catch up on what’s “The Hunger Games” before the movie comes out in Singapore on March 23, 2012.


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