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New Trailer: ‘The Hunger Games’

posted by Nell Minow


  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Amanda J.

    Wonderful! It looks like they are following the books rather closely. I just watched the preview twice. Thanks for linking it up!

  • http://www.thehungergamesunitplan.com Melissa

    I’m still not sure about some of the casting (Katniss should look more like a hardened survivor, wiry and harsh), but I have to admit I am excited to see the film. I have never had so much success teaching a novel before. My students are absolutely rabid for The Hunger Games. For whatever reason, this story appeals to teens and tweens like no other.

    • Nell Minow

      Thanks, Melissa. I’m always glad for whatever gets kids excited about reading! And I can see the appeal of a story about teenagers with the power and integrity to triumph over a corrupt system.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Carol

    Hi Nell … First, I love your site … have 13 and 14yo girls and it’s a great resource. Trouble is the search function is kind of clumsy. Wondering if you reviewed this movie … Can you post a link if you did? Thanks so much.

    • Nell Minow

      Carol, we’re working on the search function but there are so many titles it is not easy to make it work better. Critics are not allowed to post a review until the evening before a movie opens, but you can be sure my review of “Hunger Games” will be posted Thursday night. Stay tuned!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Carol

    Ok, so search not so good, but your responsiveness and graciousness is uncommon on the internet. Thank you for your quick reply and explanation.

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