A segment where Kevin Smith goes on and on about a subject he seemingly takes way too seriously that no one else likely cares about or has given any consideration.
Today’s Issue: The Hunger Games Trilogy
The Hunger Games is an odd trilogy to me. When I read the first novel, The Hunger Games, I was impressed. Sure the concept had been done before in many forms, but ultimately it was well written for a YA book, which is refreshing, and had all the right bits and pieces to form a cohesive plot. Then I read Catching Fire which seemed to have a lot of the same enjoyable action from the first book but at the expense of introducing some way too convenient plot wrangling to do so. Then came the final installment, Mockingjay. Mockingjay did things that seemed so backward to how one would expect its protagonists to act at this point that I was just baffled. Many would say that this represents growth, or a hardening of the characters but I disagree as I lay out below.
Spring is here, and what better way to start than watching teenagers savagely murder each other on national television? Better yet, there is The Hunger Games! If you’ve been living in a cave you might as well stay there because it’s all about Katniss, Peeta, and The Capitol’s greatest spectacle. Join the Monkey in the Cage crew this week as they discuss their thoughts on both the book and the film while also being thankful for not starving and fighting to death. Impress those Gamemakers, get plenty of Sponsors, and be sure to watch out for those Tracker Jackers if you plan on surviving this week’s episode on The Hunger Games. May the odds be ever in your favor!
Katniss played by Jennifer Lawrence and Gale played by Liam Helmsworth
Another day, another Hunger Games clip! I have a feeling that we will be getting more of these before this Friday’s release date let’s hope we don’t see the whole movie in clips by then! The lingering hug between Katniss and Gale reminded me of why I “chose” Gale for Katniss early in the book series. Watch and enjoy!
Donald Sutherland as President Snow and Wes Bentley as Seneca Crane
Another clip from The Hunger Games was released. This one features President Snow and Seneca Crane in Snow’s infamous rose garden. What I find most interesting about this clip is that this never occurs in the books. Since the book is written entirely from Katniss’ point of view there was bound to be a lot of scenes added to the movie to enrich to the narrative. I am very excited to see what other surprises are in store when I see the movie in five days!