Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Hunger Games Movie <--EEEEEEP

As some of you may know, The Hunger Games Trailer came out yesterday! HURRAH!! And I've watched it more than once. Okay, more than twice. Even more than THRICE times. And pretty sure it looks more epically amazing every single time. Ah, shucks- let's just all watch it together again shall we?!

So...after i watched it for the bajillionth time, i proceeded to squee and twirl and moonwalk naked--like always. ANNND i happened to tweet that i'm basically LOVING Lenny Kravitz as Cinna! Seriously, i'm already developing a crush. I think he'll totally do Cinna justice! So when my buddy Juli from The Reviews News sent me this THING to look at, i was flabbergasted. 

Holy ballz, i was am MAD. AS. HELL. Are these people SERIOUS? Like, seriously serious?! If you didn't read the article, it's basically just a bunch of dumb-butts saying that Rue & Cinna don't look anything like how they pictured and, "OH. MY. GOD. They're black!" Dudes, seriously?! First of all, when it comes to casting not everyone is going to be pleased with the decisions. Everyone imagines someone different when they're reading, and there's absolutely NO way to make EVERYONE in the WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD happy! Trust me, Kristen Stewart was most definitely NOT the Bella Swan i imagined. But i freakin' LOVE those movies anyway! 

Secondly- characters in books can, INDEED, be dark skinned. Not every character is Caucasian. *GASP!* In FACT, Rue IS dark skinned! But why does that even matter?! Who gives a crap!? That's not Rue's defining trait so why dwell on it? Same with Cinna. The descriptions of him in the books are really vague, so we I didn't grow to love him because of what he looked like.  Cinna is passionate and caring and basically a fashion icon. :P THAT'S why i love him!

I guess all i'm trying to say is that Rue is effin' adorable and Cinna is amazing no matter what! So the next time someone makes a comment saying that, "they're black" i'm going to kick. some. ass. Because honestly, Cinna & Rue both look bomb as eff in the trailer and they'll probably end up being my favorite characters in the movie! 

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  1. <3 this, Brooke! I and my (african-american) friend saw the Marion the Librarian post earlier today and had the same reaction! My friend's comment? "I thought that we were supposed to have moved past all that." It was funny, because a few months ago, we were having a conversation about how we weren't 100% on the casting for Katniss because Jennifer looked too white.

    The trailer looks amazing, the movie is going to be awesome, Rue looked perfect from the moment that I saw her poster, and Lenny Kravitz is going to shine as Cinna (I already love him from his bit in the trailer.)

  2. YEAH BROOKE! WOOOOOOOT! *hops on train* This post is beyond perfection! Don't be racist, get the basics/This country ain't perfect, but people can't be neglected!

  3. hahaha I watched it more than three times too! I just couldn't get over it's epicness! And I sooo agree on the characters with you!

    I absolutely love Rue and that is how I imagined her anyways! She is such a cute 'lil girl and I know she will do great!! Same goes for Cinna too! That wasn't what I imagined but heck with that I am loving who they chose anyways!! :D Hahaha I love your post(s) they always me me laugh!!
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  4. And this is why I love you and I'm proud to call you my wifey!!

  5. I love you!!!! I hated the comments about Rue and Cinna and Thresh because why does it matter anyway. So they're black. Does that mean that these girls wont cry when rue dies? That they wont want katniss to be her ally? What about the fact that if the world gets where the Hunger Games is there'll be probably the same amount of Blacks in America as whites at that time, so it makes sense that they all didnt die after the Dark days and the wars and all that stuff and that only whites are left. They still exist. Smh!

    I love the trailer btw. I showed it to my dad and he was like "LENNY KRAVITZ??? OH S***!!! I'm going to go see this." Ha!

  6. I didn't imagine Cinna as African American when I was reading the books, either, but Lenny Kravitz looks amazing and I think he's going to do a great job! This movie looks fantastic and I can't wait to see it!

  7. Great post. I completely agree with you. People can be such morons.

  8. Hell yes!!!!! :) ...just thought id add my two cence again. ..... Get it? Two-cence? My SECOND comment? Hahahah okay I'm gonna shut up now. :)