The Hunger Games comes out in theaters today, and in case you haven't heard, it's the biggest movie ever. It might not have any Latino actors in it (hence why we recasted The Hunger Games earlier this week), but that doesn't negate the fact that it's an awesome movie. We got a chance to preview the film this week…here's five reasons you need to see it!
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Katniss Everdeen's Side Braid: The main character's beauty look alone could keep you entertained for two hours. We're not sure how Jennifer Lawrence was able to look so good climbing trees, running through flames and getting stung by killer bees. But whatever the case, her character (or makeup artist, really) has perfected the barely-there makeup and messy side braid that can feminize even the most masculine of war-like outfits.
Josh Hutcherson: Get to know his name because he's about to get really famous, and not just because of this movie. Josh has some serious acting chops and he's pretty easy on the eyes, which never hurts.
It's a Social Commentary: The Hunger Games is set in the future when people allow the government to dictate that their children be selected for a fight to the death (literally). But there's parts of that world that look eerily familiar, like the politicians and reality television of ours.
Liam Hemsworth: The "other" guy in the series, Liam Hemsworth, is probably already on your radar. He's hot, he dates Miley Cyrus and he's Australian. What's not to like about an Australian accent (even if it doens't make an appearance in the film.)
It's Nothing Like Twilight: Other than the fact that it was a big book series before being turned into a movie, The Hunger Games doesn't have vampires, witches, werewolves or any of the other supernatural elements that are becoming part of every television show and movie around these days. And unlike the first Twilight movie, The Hunger Games is actually really good!
Will you be checking it out this weekend? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.