‘The Hunger Games’ has perfect blockbuster ingredients
Donald Sutherland stars in “The Hunger Games.”
- New films
‘Wrath of the Titans’
Director: Jonathan Liebesman.
Starring: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson.
The plot: Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world.
Genre: Action, adventure.
Director: Tarsem Singh.
Starring: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts.
The plot: An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.
Genre: Adventure, comedy.
Posted: Friday, March 30, 2012 9:09 am
Updated: 9:17 am, Fri Mar 30, 2012.
With “Harry Potter” done and “Twilight” nearly done, there’s a strong craving for Hollywood’s next teen-based fantasy franchise. And what an appetizing mix of ingredients “The Hunger Games” has cooked up.
It may not have the almost universal name recognition of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” when it launched that film franchise in 2001. And it may not have “Twilight’s” undying devotion of starry-eyed teen and tween girls, along with their moms and grandmas.
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Friday, March 30, 2012 9:09 am.
Updated: 9:17 am.