I went into “The Hunger Games” with a fair amount of skepticism. I braced myself for another tween-fiction-based “Twilight” rip-off but lo and behold it turned out to be a pretty damn good movie; sorta like “The Running Man,” but for kids!
But what made the movie work above all else was its excellent cast and the fact that 1 Jennifer Lawrence = 40,000 Kristen Stewarts.
Now that we’ve gotten our first look at the sequel (subtitled “Catching Fire”) we can see that all of our old favorites are back (yea Stanley Tucci!) plus I see they’ve raised us a sinister Philip Seymour Hoffman. Well played “Hunger Games,” well played.
So I suppose we can go ahead and start getting excited even though we have to wait until November to actually see this movie. May the odds forever be in your favor of making it until then without getting a giant J-Law tattoo emblazoned across your back.