May The Odds Be Ever In Your Trailer

I was going to write something much more philosophical today, but I can’t think of much else except that THE HUNGER GAMES OFFICIAL TRAILER HAS BEEN RELEASED!!!

Observe:

First things first, if you haven’t read the books, you should. They are amazing and totally NOT an over-hyped teen book sensation that goes off the deep end towards the finale (I’m looking at you, Twilight). They’re dark, fast-paced, and suspenseful and you can finish them in like a week! What’s not to love?

Secondly, seeing this trailer lets me breathe a sigh of relief. You see, in my pop-culture-obsessed-heart, I have been let down by so many book-to-movie adaptations before. The characters become too literal, the scenes don’t match up like they should and the casting is more Hollywood-focused than actually using great talent that fits. But this one really looks just like I imagined that it should- everything from the muted colors of the districts to the over-colored city life in the Capitol, all with that end-of-the-world urgency and sweeping music to tie it all together. AHH! Could we have another masterful book-to-script-to-screen masterpiece like the holy duo of Lord Of The Rings and Harry Potter on our hands?! DO I DARE COMPARE?!! DO I NEED TO GET A LIFE BESIDES WATCHING FILMS AND MAKING ANALOGIES ABOUT THEM? (Probs.)

I’m really hoping that The Hunger Games trailer doesn’t just pull a bait-and-switch and cause the happiest overflowing joy in my soul, only for the movie to lack actual delivery (I’m looking at you, Across The Universe*), but I’ll keep crossing my fingers. I also might start a countdown until the movie comes out on March 23rd. I also might pretend I’m Katniss Everdeen every time I’m in a forest-y area now and that I’m training for the Games.

Judge me, internet.

(*This trailer gave me goosebumps and made me tear up for months. The movie was alright, but the plot just sorta hung there with nothing super interesting. The soundtrack/songs were really the best part. But seriously, whoever edited this trailer should be given an Oscar. Or just a big Beatle-y hug from me.)
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3 responses to “May The Odds Be Ever In Your Trailer

  1. Goosebumps. Goosebumps! GOOSEBUMPS!

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