I love “The Hunger Games.” I’ll read the books, watch the movies and fangirl over the promos and trailers for “Mockingjay: Part 1″ until my obsession reaches a borderline unhealthy level, but if there’s one thing I’m not so enthusiastic about, it’s feeling like I’m in “The Hunger Games.” NOPE.
But soon we may all see firsthand what it’s like to head to the Capitol, because rumor has it that Lionsgate, the studio that brought the popular book series to theaters, is in talks to create theme parks based on the world. Why? Because everyone wants to feel like they’re being forced by a totalitarian government to fight to the death, obvi. Sounds like family fun to me! Keep reading »
We admit it! We greeted the announcement of a “Hunger Games” Barbie with a little skepticism. Okay, a lot of skepticism. The secondary marketing for the movie (which took first place at the box office for the third weekend in a row this weekend, beating “Titanic‘s 3D” rerelease and yet another “American Pie” movie, grossing more than $450 million globally so far) has ridden a surprisingly satirical line by speaking to its audience as if they were citizens of the hedonistic, voyeuristic Capitol; casting those who would excitedly anticipate The Hunger Games as those who would excitedly anticipate the Hunger Games.
A Katniss Barbie, however, seemed outside of that particular merchandizing plan. We feared the transformation of Katniss Everdeen into a Barbie doll in much the same way that Katniss is transformed into a dressed up Capitol plaything, but it appears what we’ve actually gotten looks more like an action figure than anything else. Read more…
In other “Hunger Games” news, how awesome was Katniss Everdeen’s behind-the-head, swooping reverse French braid in the film? The ideal hairstyle for fighting your fellow teens to the death! My styling skills tend to be as poor as the reading comprehension of those racist “fans” I wrote about earlier, but perhaps this tutorial will help. Let the braiding begin! [Samii Ryan]
The main character in The Hunger Games is a teenage girl named Katniss Everdeen. She has a fiery personality, and, thanks to a creative stylist, a fiery wardrobe to match. To celebrate the rapidly approaching release of “The Hunger Games” movie, here are some Katniss-inspired pieces both realistic and ridiculous ($1000 flaming Prada shoes, anyone?). Get all the shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »