Let us not forget that we stopped covering Twilight here on Bloody Disgusting a tad before the second film hit theaters. We realized that, even with vampires, it just wasn’t for us. Not to mention, it wasn’t fun to write about.
The Hunger Games, on the other hand, is right up our alley. While the first two films lack a heavy dose of blood, the conceit is violent, and the arc is pretty scary (police state fun). While the first film was just so-so, Catching Fire was absolutely fantastic – seriously, even haters should check it out. It was so good that it’s got me on board for the rest of the franchise and turned my hatred of the “young adult” subgenre around. They can be good.
Next up is The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, which brings Francis Lawrence back behind the camera. Lionsgate has released the teaser poster for the first part, in theaters November 21.
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Jena Malone, Sam Claflin, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Jeffrey Wright, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Donald Sutherland star.
“Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’s family, not her friends, not the people of District 12.“