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Let the Games Begin!

The "Hunger Games" movie is hitting theaters soon and creating all the rage amongst fans. Image taken from:

West Long Branch, NJ  (The Verge)- With just only a little more than a month away, the highly anticipated trilogy, “The Hunger Games”, has fans on edge awaiting the debut of the movie on March 23, 2012. Suzanne Collins’ trilogy dives deep into the futuristic world of war and violence. Readers will follow the life of Katniss Everdeen as she volunteers herself on behalf of her little sister into Capitol’s deadliest, infamous, and televised event, the “Hunger Games”. Tributes, one girl and one boy, are selected from 12 districts within the Capitol and must fight for their lives until only one tribute remains.
The news of the first movie created anticipation and excitement amongst fans. Collins has created a worldwide phenomenon. The suspense and shocking details of the books have left fans wanting more… and more they shall receive! The excitement for the upcoming movie is not the only thing fans are talking about. Websites, photographs, blogs, soundtrack, and even Capitol Couture, a fashion website dedicated to the replication of clothing based on the books. Even Taylor Swift, country’s youngest, most talented musician, is featured on the soundtrack with her song “Safe & Sound”. Fans can connect with each other on Facebook, Twitter, and the official website through virtual games, comments, questions, contests, interactive programs, and create a virtual character in the arena of the Capitol based on their individual preferences.
“Harry Potter”, “Lord of the Rings”, and “Twilight” have all impacted our culture, but “The Hunger Games” dives deeper into reality. The trilogy raises questions and creates a vision of a futuristic world we may encounter one day. All the hype and publicity from social media has helped make this one of the most anticipated movies of all time. All around the world, individuals are predicting and creating their view of Panem, the country where the plot takes place. Will the movie meet the expectations of fans? This is the biggest question circling around by the media. It is very hard to create a world where everyone sees the same perspective and visions similar beliefs and ideas. Directed by Gary Ross, the film is set to fill the suspense and anticipation fans have been waiting for.
The hype is just beginning. The first movie will set the basis and fundamental background for the trilogy. March is just around the corner and as the release date approaches, fans are eagerly wondering how closely related the film and book will be. For information pertaining to events, comments, discussions, games, contests, the books, and most importantly, the movie, visit “The Hunger Games” website or like their page on Facebook.
How far are you willing to go to survive? Let the games begin!
Below are the Facebook page & official website link and some YouTube Videos you may find quite helpful as a “Hunger Games” prospective fan…