The official Hunger Games film premiered last night, and to ease the worries of many fans, critics and celebs alike have been tweeting their love and support for the highly anticipated adaptation. While there are not many full reviews out (those will come later) we do have a collection of tweets from those at the premiere last night.
One critic, Germain Lusser has said that the film was exceptional and that the director had “knocked this movie out of the park.” And many others have claimed it be one of the best adaptations in a long time.
Lussier went on to tweet that,
The Hunger Games – B+. An exciting, emotional adaptation that gets most everything right. Its one flaw is it might be too smart for itself.
Glee star, Darren Criss, took to Twitter last night to also show his love for the film.
In short, The Hunger Games was great. They did an awesome job. Fun at the premiere tonight with @JoeyRichter … http://t.co/3MytBxUg
Joey Richter countered Criss’ tweet with,
The Hunger Games premiere w/ @DarrenCriss was oodles of fun Especially the badassery of @jackie_emerson. Not ashamed to say I sobbed.
Kelly Osbourne gave the film a “must see” rating when she tweeted,
Just got out of seeing #HungerGames all I have to say is wow! It really is a must see!
Steven Weintraub added to the mix by putting the worries of fans to rest with his statement,
If you’re a HUNGER GAMES fan, happy to report the film is great and you’re going to be very happy with Gary Ross’ film.
Todd Gilchrist agreed with the sentiment when he tweeted his approval of the film.
I’m getting in line behind my colleagues to say that The Hunger Games is terrific- thoughtful, thrilling, well-acted & emotionally engaging.
Silas Lesnick wasn’t shy about really loving The Hunger Games. After the premiere he tweeted,
I can now tell you all that I’ve seen — and really loved — THE HUNGER GAMES. It’s not just a great adaptation. It’s a new sci-fi classic.
One of the actresses from the film, Annie Thurman, took to Twitter after the premiere saying,
The Hunger Games premiere was absolutely flawless. Thank you soo much Lionsgate, Gary Ross, Cast and crew, and all you fans that made this..
Jeremy Smith said he was surprised by the film, praising the film and actress Jennifer Lawrence.
Completely surprised by THE HUNGER GAMES. Loved it. Dark, exciting, ambiguous sci-fi allegory. Another amazing performance from J. Lawrence.
The actor who plays Thresh in the film, Dayo Okeniyi, only had one thing to say about the premiere,
What a night, What a night, WHAT A NIGHT!!!
Kimmy West gave the film one of the highest compliments when she said,
Just saw #TheHungerGames. Most faithful adaptation of a book I have EVER seen. Just amazing.
And amazing writer (and twitterer) Neil Gaiman did a “brief” review of the film for his followers:
And brief review: I enjoyed The Hunger Games movie a lot – Donald Sutherland is wonderful. Maddy liked it, but she much preferred the book.
This over pouring over love for the film has definitely settled worries that it may not live up to my expectations. Personally, March 23rd can not get here fast enough. You can watch the trailer below if you need something to hold you over till we can see the film next week.
The Hunger Games is the movie adaptation of the bestselling novel by Suzanne Collins. It is followed by the sequels Catching Fire and Mockingjay.
The plot for the film is as follows:Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the governing body, the Capitol, of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Katniss Everdeen volunteers as a tribute to save her sister from going in to the ghastly arena. She is joined by Peeta Mellark, a boy she knew who once saved her life.You can see the official cast below:
- Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen
- Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark
- Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy
- Willow Shields as Primrose “Prim” Everdeen
- Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne
- Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket
- Lenny Kravitz as Cinna
- Paula Malcomson as Mrs. Everdeen
- Amandla Stenberg as Rue
- Alexander Ludwig as Cato
- Dayo Okeniyi as Thresh
- Isabelle Fuhrman as Clove
- Jacqueline Emerson as Foxface
- Leven Rambin as Glimmer
- Jack Quaid as Marvel
- Donald Sutherland as President Snow
- Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman
- Wes Bentley as Seneca Crane
- Latarsha Rose as Portia