Why We’re Featuring THE HUNGER GAMES Movie Posters

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UPDATE: Our film review of The Hunger Games is live for your enjoyment, edification and comments. Please let us know what you think!

And in addition to these movie posters, we have more Hunger Games goodies. Check out the first trailer on our Hunger Games post, A Heroine is Born, the first clip from the film featuring Jennifer Lawrence and Lenny Kravitz and a Katniss-starring movie poster. We even have cool “Occupy District 12″ t-shirts for sale. Enjoy!

If you’re even a semi-regular visitor to the Lobby, you can probably guess that an immensely commercial, teen-focused, survivalist love triangle film adaptation is usually not our thing. First, Twilight has given us just about all we can stomach in that realm. Second, frankly, you can get that kind of movie coverage on just about any website. But The Hunger Games is really doing it for us. So here we go.

In an effort to get a grasp on the relentless typhoon of information we received during the film’s production, we got our hands on the first book. And read it. Fast. Look, 11th grade content — let’s not forget that Suzanne Collins’s bestseller is published by Scholastic — is sometimes just what the literature doctor ordered, a summer quickie for any season. Yeah, it tastes like plenty of ideas before it, most notably Japan’s popular novel-turned-film, Battle Royale, but it still draws you in, moves well, and has a heck of a finale. By the book’s end, we were ready to see what Lionsgate and director Gary Ross might think these characters look like. And now, we know.

By the way, the marketing for The Hunger Games has been an ingenious reward for fans of the book, but more about that after these character posters.

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games

Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone) as the bow-and-arrow heroine, Katniss Everdeen

Liam Hemsworth as Gale in The Hunger Games

Liam Hemsworth (The Last Song) as Gale Hawthorne, the hometown loverboy

Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games

Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right) as Katniss' co-Tribute, Peeta Mellark

Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy in The Hunger Games

Woody Harrelson as previous Hunger Games' winner, well-known drunk, and coach to Katniss and Peeta, Haymitch Abernathy

Amandla Stenberg as Rue in The Hunger Games

Tiny Amandla Stenberg as the youngest (and smallest) participant, Rue

Lenny Kravitz as Cinna in The Hunger Games

Lenny Kravitz as Katniss and Peeta's sympathetic stylist, Cinna. That's some seriously cool casting.

As for the marketing excitement for real fans of the book (and brand), the Hunger Games Facebook fan page covers a ton of goodies, including an opportunity to hear and download the all-important mockingjay tone (you have to “like” the page to get it, of course). The piece de resistance, however, is an official site, supposedly run and managed by the oppressive Panem government. A nice touch, including the URL domain which is “.pn”… which belongs to the Pitcairn Islands here in the real world. Impressive job.

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