‘The Hunger Games’ franchise garners students’ approval


By Alyssa Book
Katniss Everdeen has become a worldwide phenomenon. Not only has this character been the symbol of peace in the book The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, but with the highly anticipated film still raking in millions of dollars in theaters around the world, Katniss Everdeen is the new “Bella” of  teenage pop culture. 

If you have not witnessed the movie or read the books, the plot centers around a young girl fighting for her life in the Hunger Games, held in her country Panam. This book is futuristic and takes place in the continent formerly known as North America.
The book is highly suspenseful and as a reader I found myself cheering for my favorite victors to win and for the government to be taken down. FC students have also found this book to be exciting and have their opinions on how the movie held up to the high expectations from the book.

Freshman Remi Bowman liked the choice of casting as Jennifer Lawrence as the main character, Katniss.

“When I saw the movie, I thought Katniss Everdeen was cast perfect. She was the exact fit,” said Bowman.

Senior Brittany Murray said she was a little more hesitant to accept some of the characters, but she said all did a great job.

Bowman also enjoyed seeing her favorite parts from the book being interpreted on film. She said her favorite scene was Katniss and Peeta’s return home, knowing that their journey was far from over.

Murray’s favorite scene was seeing the chariots entering the arena and being announced to all of Panam as the Hunger Games are about to begin.

The movie was two and a half hours long, but similar to the book, once it was over it felt like it took just a blink of an eye to escape into another world. The ending to the movie was mirrored to the book; Katniss and Peeta returning to District 12 and a future uprising is in their midst.

With the success of the movie and the books now topping the lists of best sellers, it is evident the next two installments will be produced and released soon to keep the Hunger Games’ fire burning.

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