...this is happening. And I literally cannot wait. Seriously. I could watch the trailer 945 times a day. And get chills. And squeal. And then text Matt that we need to get our midnight premiere tickets asap. Like I said, I literally cannot freaking wait.
And for what it's worth...a few of my thoughts about the casting.
Katniss...perfect, brillant, and no one else besides Jennifer Lawrence could play the girl on fire. Love.
Peeta...ehh, not quite how I pictured him, but not totally different either. I'm cool with it.
Gale...hottie pattottie. Perfect casting.
Cinna...Lenny Kravitz, hell yeah. I don't know that I ever had a clear picture of Cinna in my mind, but oh my goodness, this was a fabulous casting. Love, love, love.
Rue...another perfect choice. And if you watched Columbiana, she was little Zoe Saldana, aka a total mini bad ass.
President Snow...no, no no. This is probably my least favorite casting. I pictured him a little younger, creepier, and with more snakelike features. Not a match at all.
Haymitch...the hair is dead on, but Woody Harrelson kind of creeps me out. Perhaps because I had an awful middle school kiss in the movie Kingpin. The only thing worse than a creepy movie or an awkward middle school kiss is an awkward middle school kiss in a creepy movie. So yeah, Woody, I'm gonna have to close my eyes when you're on screen.
Effie Trinket...love Elizabeth Banks, but I wish they wouldn't have doctored her up so much. I pictured Effie to be less alien-like, and more freakishly put together, perfected by the Capital ways. Almost like Rita Skeeter from Harry Potter. In fact, I'm pretty sure I pictured Rita Skeeter the whole time I was reading the books. Fail.
Caesar Flickerman...Stanley Tucci can do no wrong. Love him.
Ok, that wraps up my Hunger Games ramblings for the week. I will try to keep my freakish fan posting to a minimum. But as the next month winds down, I can't promise I won't have a few minor freak outs. And for my fellow HG fans, I'm dying to hear your thoughts on the casting! Who fits and who doesn't? Do tell!