Katniss Everdeen Is My Hero.
Heldin (german) – heroine
If someone told me last week how excited they were for The Hunger Games coming out today, I would have been like “Whatever…” However, I’m on spring break this week and the kid I babysit told me I HAD to read the book. So I started the other day. And I must say, even though I haven’t gotten very far, I got infected.
So tonight, I went to see the movie. Along with a bunch of 11 year olds and their mothers.
I’ll admit that I actually have seen all of the Twilight movies so far, and I will most likely watch the last one too. They were alright. I’m not a fan of Bella, I actually kinda despise her. She’s a weak character. Her dude Edward is supposed to be the strong one in the relationship, but he only makes her look weak and I think she is a terrible example for all the kids who are fans of the series. I always get annoyed with Bella.
Now Katniss Everdeen is a different story. I’m not going to spoil anything, because you can see in the trailer, that she’s a courageous young woman.
If you have no idea what The Hunger Games is about (much like myself until a couple of days ago) here’s a short summary. The movie takes place in the future, in a country called Panem, that used to be North America a looong time ago. They are separated into twelve districts. Every year the Hunger Games take place. It’s a competition in which a boy and a girl (between 12 and 18) compete against kids from all districts. The games are televised, so they’re kinda like Survivor. Only that it’s real. In the end, only one person can win. All the other ones will be dead. So yeah, kids be killin’ each other.
In the trailer we see that Katniss’ little sister’s name is drawn. She is supposed to represent her district in the games. Katniss steps up and volunteers. She does not want her little sister to be fighting for her life in the games. I get chills and goosebumps every time I see her scream “I volunteer!” in the trailer. I really really love the Katniss character. As I said, she’s strong. She doesn’t need a man to make a strong (unlike Bella in Twilight). I think she’s a perfect female heroine and a great role model.
I wasn’t surprised when I heard that Suzanne Collins was inspired to write the book when flipping through the channels and going back and forth between a reality show and actual war footage. That’s exactly what the movie is. A mix of a reality show (a really sick one) and war.
Do I think The Hunger Games is violent? Yes, very. I got grossed out once or twice during the movie, but the book is pretty graphic too. If you (and your kids/little siblings/wimpy boyfriend) can handle some violence, I highly recommend you go check it out. Also, you get to see Lenny Kravitz with golden eyeliner. And he still looks hot.
Have you read the book(s)? Seen the movie? Are you addicted? Are you braiding your hair Katniss style? None of the above?
Well, either way: May the odds be ever in your favor. Happy Hunger Games!Pin It