Monday, June 27, 2011

Comments on "The Hunger Games" casting...

So lately I’ve been following the casting process of one of my favorite book series, The Hunger Games, and boy, have I had a few surprises.

I agree with the casting choices for the most part; I think Jennifer Lawrence is a great choice for Katniss Everdeen, I think she will play the part well. I’m a little disappointed with the choice for Peeta Mellark, Josh Hutcherson; I would have preferred this beautiful boy from Beastly and I Am Number Four:

Alex Pettyfer <3

…*sigh*…At first I was really disappointed but now that I’ve thought about it, I think Hutcherson will be able to pull off the role nicely. I wish him luck. I am far less-than-satisfied with the choice for Gale Hawthorne. I don’t think Liam Hemsworth fits the part at all. I would have liked someone more along the lines of:

Drew Roy

…and CINNA?! I was absolutely quite dumbfounded when I heard that Lenny Kravitz was casted as Katniss’ stylist. And a bit…disgusted. He doesn’t seem right for the part at all (even more so than Hemsworth for Gale), and I wondered to myself if the casting director even read the book, let alone took the time to think about who would be right for the role. In my opinion, Kravitz is too big. Too masculine. Cinna needs to have certain feminism to him, but not as much as popular fan choice Adam Lambert. Please, no. I was thinking of Prince Caspian:

Ben Barnes. Can’t you just see him with gold eyeliner? <3

Finally, I’d like to comment on Portia, Peeta’s stylist. Latarsha Rose has been cast for the role. They almost hit it for me, but not exactly. Rose is pretty and has the calm face I was looking for, but my number one choice for Portia was Tamina from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time:

Gemma Arterton

So those are my thoughts. As for the other leads and the tributes, I think they’re all fairly good choices. I look forward to seeing what else they come up with. Regardless, I can’t wait to see this movie.

1 comment:

  1. i totally agree with everything you have said here. I am a HUGE fan of the books, and I hope the movie is great,too!