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So, the first flick in the “Hunger Games” series is coming out. Folks seem unable to resist comparing it to the loathsome “Twlight” franchise, but I’m not sure why. It’s a series of movies based on a series of books, but that’s a pretty tenuous connection. I’m just starting to read the first book now, but I don’t know if I’ll be finished by the time I see the movie. So far, so good. I dig post-apocalyptic fiction, and this is shaping up to be a solid example of the genre. Plus, archery is cool.
The movie’s getting very encouraging early reviews, so I may wind up checking it out next weekend. It’s got a weird cast, though. Jennifer Lawrence and the rest of the younguns seem like fine choices, but they’ve also got actor extraordinaire Lenny Kravitz in there for some reason. If you ever feel like your cast needs a boost, however, I highly recommend adding a little Stanley Tucci in a blue wig. Can’t go wrong.
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