It won't be long now! This Friday March 23, The Hunger Games finally comes to theaters all over the planet. Midnight screenings (most theaters using multiple screens) are sold out at cities and towns all over this country, probably the world, but I have no confirmation of this fact.
In my opinion, The Hunger Games, with Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcheson, is going to be bigger than The Twilight Saga ever thought about being. I also don't think that little triumverate has any idea of what they're in for, particularly Hemsworth and Hutcherson.
Here's a new clip, courtesy of our friends at HeyUGuys, which gives us a bit of Katniss (Lawrence) and Gale (Hemsworth) and some insight into their relationship (for those of us who don't know the books).
“In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’ young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.”