Total Film’s 50 Greatest Movie Events of 2012 So Far Includes Hunger Games
Teen Cinema Comes Of Age
The Event: After the ongoing non-event that is the Twilight Saga, Gary Ross’s adaptation of The Hunger Games was a welcome reminder that cinema aimed at young adults can be both invigorating and exciting. Jennifer Lawrence certainly played her part in that, proving that her Oscar-nommed turn inWinter’s Bone was no fluke.
Future Implications: We’d like to say that the rest of the series will be sure to live up to the standards set by this opening instalment, but with Ross having left over the studio’s tight filming deadline (Catching Fire is due for release as soon as next year), we’ve got our reservations…
I always knew The Hunger Games felt like a game changer, now I’m glad someone said it. Long may it last into the sequels! To see the entire list, head on over to Total Film