Up until about a month ago, I had never heard of The Hunger
Games. It’s a trilogy of books about
young people who fight to the death to feed their families. That’s a real basic
description but you get the idea. There's a strong female lead with some romance in there as well. This sci
fi book is being made into a movie that hits theaters this weekend and young
people are going crazy. As of Wednesday, pre-sale tickets topped the
$15 Million mark. Two thousand shows had
already sold out. I talked to some kids
at Grant High and they couldn’t wait to line up for the midnight showing all
dressed in the characters they love.
Some of the male students summed up the movie craze as “stupid,” but
most of the students were excited. When
I asked how it compared to the Twilight series, most said this was “more serious”
A drama teacher at Grant HS says this has some political and social overtones and it really is a good book to read and hopefully a good movie to see too. Box office experts expect this will top $85 Million in sales this weekend. I’ll buy the popcorn.