Sunday, May 29, 2011

Hunger Games Cast and What I think about it

The Official Hunger Games Cast



The Seam

Katniss Everdeen- Jennifer Lawrence

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At first, I was upset to say the least. All I was thinking was: She's not small. She's not dark haired. She doesn't have an olive skin tone. She doesn't Seam grey eyes. She's too old. But I had to accept her right? Not much of a choice, really. So, in a desperate attempt to like her, I watched Winter's Bone. And I'm glad I did. She is an amazing actress. I am glad she got the role and I know she will do an great job. Based on some of her recent interviews, it's quite clear that she is 100% dedicated to the role and as an avid reader of the books, she understands what needs to be made of the character. Plus, she is an overall down to Earth person which anyone can help but love. All in all, she deserved the role and she looks fantastic as a brunette.

Peeta Mellark- Josh Hutcherson

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I was fuming mad when he was first casted. Originally, I wanted Hunter Parrish to get the role and hope (preyed) he'd get the role. When he didn't I neared tears. I don't find Josh especially attractive and I always assumed Peeta's personality carried over to his looks. Another thing that troubled me with Josh's casting was the fact that he and Jennifer are the same height. In the book, it stresses the size difference between Katniss and the other tributes (including Peeta) quite often and Jennifer is as tall or taller than a majority of the tributes casted. However, with all this said, Josh has started to grow on me. I watched him in The Kids Are All Right and I thought he did exceptionally well in it. I also know that, like Jennifer, he is 100% dedicated to the role and understands the book and character quite well.

Gale Hawthorn- Liam Hemsworth

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If I'm being honest, I really didn't care much about the casting of Gale since I never much liked his character. I am satisfied with this casting and not because Liam is one big hunk of eye candy. I feel like Gale is a quiet character that shows his emotions through his actions more than his words (like Peeta). I think that Liam can pull off the hard, brooding, handsome boy that is Gale Hawthorne. The only downside I can see in this casting is that shallow fan girls who only watch the movies will immediately go 'Team Gale' because, let's be real, Liam and Jennifer are going to make a hot duo.

Haymitch Abernathy- Woody Harrelson

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I LOVE THIS CASTING. This guy is so hilarious. I watched him in Zombieland and I knew right then that he will make a hilarious and perfect Haymitch. Plus, he just has that asshole, drunkard look about him. I am so excited to see him in this movie.

Primrose Everdeen- Willow Shields

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This girl is absolutely adorable. As far as acting goes, I haven't seen her in anything since she is quite new to Hollywood, but I know she has that sweet innocent look about her that will spur her sister to walk into eminent death for her.

Mrs. Everdeen- Paula Malcomson

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I don't how good an actress she is but I've heard from multiple sources that she is a fantastic one. Plus, she has the weathered look that I always associated with Katniss' mom.



The Capitol

Effie Trinket- Elizabeth Banks

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A lot of fans we upset by her casting but I've yet to figure out why exactly. I think Elizabeth is near perfect. With her pink wig, she will be a spitting image of the Effie in my head. I really hope she can pull off the humorous bits but other than that, I'm sure she'll be great.

The Prep Team

Cinna- Lenny Kravitz

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Definitely not how I pictured Cinna at all. I always pictured him like Hugh Dancy. But this guy admittedly has a fashion designer look about him, and he is very soft spoken (as I've noticed in a few of his interviews) which I think is exactly what Cinna is all about- quiet yet powerful. I haven't seen him act, but I really hope he can pull off the role because its a huge one.

Portia- Latarsha Rose

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To be honest, I really like the whole sweet looking, african american designers. It think it's because they match and Portia and Cinna always kind of matched in my mind. Portia isn't mentioned much in the book but to me she always seemed like the motherly type which Latarsha has the look for. Overall, I really, really like this casting.

Octavia- Brooke Bundy

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I have no idea why I love this girl as Octavia so much.

Venia- Kimiko Gelman

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Never really had a set image of Venia in my head so no complaints here.

Flavius- Nelson Ascencio

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THIS. I love this guy's look. He seems a little fruity which is how I imagined Flavius to be.

The 'Entertainers'

President Snow- Donald Sutherland

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This may not be how I pictured Snow in my head but really... Wow, just wow. He looks so evil and President Snow-like I just can't... I really hope he's a good actor, though. Many sources say he is.

Claudius Templesmith- Toby Jones

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Not exactly how I pictured Claudius, but this guy is absolutely adorable and I'm excited to see him in the part.

Seneca Crane- Wes Bentley

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Two words: Nom nom. This guy is one steaming hunk of I'd-totally-get-in-his-bed-after-he's-done-blowing-up-kids-in-an-arena. I'm so excited to see him in the movie because he kind of has a kind of darkness in his devilish features and because the fact that he was even casted means we'll get to see the behind-the-scenes of the Hunger Games which you never got to experience in the books.

Caesar Flickerman- Stanley Tucci

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Oh god, this guy. He is awfully adorable for an older gentleman. I seriously can't wait to see him in blue lipstick and a blue wig. And him just being Caesar! I love love love this casting even though it wasn't my original idea of The Flickerman.

The Tributes

District 1

Marvel- Jack Quaid

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I didn't even remember who Marvel was so I could have cared less who he was casted as him.

Glimmer- Leven Rambin

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I really like this. She seems kind of... glimmery. (Even though it would have been more appropriate to name her Bloodlust or Profanity)

District 2

Cato- Alexander Ludwig

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I would say that I wish that he had gotten the role as Peeta (since he made the cuts for the role and was in the top five guys being chosen for the role) but really, he looks like a total douche which Peeta is NOT. I admit, Cato was always some huge bully in my mind while reading the books but Alex has a cunning, calculating look about him which is exactly what Cato is- cunning and manipulating. Overall, I approve of this casting.

Clove- Isabelle Fuhrman

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I still haven't figured out why I absolutely LOVE this casting. I think it's just her... look. She looks like she would totally kill a crap load of kids and not shed a tear about it. Plus, for some reason, I always assumed Cato and Clove had some sort of demented version of romance and Alex and Issabelle would be a hot couple. (I know, I'm a freak.) Anyway, I love her in this role. CAN NOT wait to see her try to cut up Katniss' face on the big screen!

District 3

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I don't have much to say about this casting. I like it, but they weren't major characters therefor opinions or visualizations weren't made.

District 4

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I don't have much to say about this casting. I like it, but they weren't major characters therefor opinions or visualizations weren't made.

District 5

Fox Face- Jackie Emerson

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Foxface is... okay, I suppose. I really pictured her tall and skinny and nimble with a face that resembled, well, a fox. Like, a pointy nose and close knit eyes and small lips and freckles- lots of freckles. At least she's a ginger. As for the boy, I don't have much to say about this casting. I like it, but they weren't major characters therefor opinions or visualizations weren't made.

District 6

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I don't have much to say about this casting. I like it, but they weren't major characters therefor opinions or visualizations weren't made.

District 7

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I don't have much to say about this casting. I like it, but they weren't major characters therefor opinions or visualizations weren't made.

District 8

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I don't have much to say about this casting. I like it, but they weren't major characters therefor opinions or visualizations weren't made.

District 9

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I don't have much to say about this casting. I like it, but they weren't major characters therefor opinions or visualizations weren't made.

District 10

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I don't have much to say about this casting. I like it, but they weren't major characters therefor opinions or visualizations weren't made.

District 11

Rue- Amandla Stenberg
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YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS. This girl is so cute and she kind of looks like the actress who plays Prim that it is believable that Katniss would team up with her because she reminds her of her sister. Plus, just... just look at that wittle face of hers. SO PRESH.

Thresh- Dayo Okeniyi

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Seriously, this casting is godly in its perfection. He looks so sweet and innocent which will make it even more heartbreaking which his busts a bitch's skull. And when he dies. OVERALL, I freakin' love this guy as the big lug, Thresh.

1 comment:

  1. Loved this article!! :D
    Totally agree.
    Also, that shirt youre wearing in your picture..?
    I have that shirt :) its from rue21 ^_^

    ReplyDelete

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