Gary Ross has done the unimaginable, at least based on the first full length trailer for Hunger Games alone: He’s captured the look and feel of the novel. It looks like a very literal approach, and why not? The book was tailor made for the screen, and the length is such that little would need to be condensed or excised. Jennifer Lawrence looks great as Katniss, and I have no complaints about Liam Hemsworth’s Gale or Josh Hutcherson’s Peeta. Elizabeth Banks’ Effie loooks amazing, Wes Bentley’s Seneca Crane is a wee over the top, but otherwise, I dig it. I dig it all.
This is a franchise we can be stoked about.