I love The Running Man. Saw it when I was 8, fell in love when they started yelling “Chico!” and Chico’s head exploded. I watched the tail end of Hunger Games and wondered why there were replicated dogs running around. I will fight tooth and nail to say Running Man is the better movie, but why not let this song tell you for me. A little NSFW…
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The series is called “Hunger Games” so you probably knew where this was headed. But, yeah, they’re going back into the Hunger Games again. Spoiler alert. Otherwise they’re going to do some more wandering around, showing off for people. Maybe some dresses will light on fire. Gale will continue to be the only sane voice, arguing for a rebellion against the evil empire, but no one else will listen and continue attempting to appease a bunch of sociopathic assholes. Just about what you’d expect.
That’s something we can all agree. Regardless of gender or sexual preference, Jennifer Lawrence is such a cutie that I think we can all enjoy seeing her in a wetsuit. And in this situation, where she’s just standing there looking purdy, it’s so much nicer than in the movie, where folks are going to be murdering each other and terrible monsters are trying to eat them, and maybe the seas are evil? Let’s just enjoy her now, before all that terrible happens.
Hit the jump for several other characters in wetsuits, from Bread Kid and Slutty Girl to Old Lady and Big Guy and James Bond’s CIA Agent. They’re all there. Well “All” there. There are 24 contestants, but we only have 11 posters, because, well… these are the only ones that really matter, if we’re being honest.
Destabilizing tyrannical governments is nice and all, but given a choice between that and slaying a dragon, obviously the latter takes precedence. And judging from this latest Hunger Games: Catching Fire poster, that is precisely what’s happening. This is not “Fighting a revolution against a technologically advanced enemy” art work. This is “I’m gonna go shoot a dragon in the eye!” art work. Which I think we can all agree is an odd direction for the series to go, but anything is better than Katniss moping around and whining about how evil the capitol is but not actually doing anything about it for another dang movie, right? So bring on the dragons.
I’d really rather not. I mean, I know I stood up to our horrible, despotic government in the most public way possible, thus sparking a revolution that you naturally assume I would be a part of, but I really just want to get back to deciding if I’m more interested in Bread Kid or Bow and Arrow Kid. Can’t we just go back to being slaves living according to the whims of a mad dictator and his city full of vapid, bloodthirsty reality tv addicts? Wouldn’t that be better? I think so.
Related Note: Isn’t Phillip Seymour Hoffman awesome? Just, whatever he does. Awesome.
I mean, you could be forgiven if you didn’t choose Team Peeta or Team Gale last time. Gale was in the movie for eight seconds, and spent most of that time just looking at things and being sad. And Peeta’s big achievement is lifting a heavy thing once. Otherwise he just sort of lays around, and gets rescued by Katniss. Which, while nice for eschewing standard gender roles, doesn’t really make him that great a contender in the Team Whatever competition.
But that time is past. There’s no more time to wait. This is the second movie. You can’t sit on the fence any longer, or else you’re going to go into the third movie way behind in your fandom. No one wants that. So, choose a side. The annoying bread kid, who wants to spend his days painting pretty pictures. Or awesome Thor Jr, who’s attempting to topple a tyrannical regime. Tough choices.
So, the last movie didn’t really explain it that well, but there’s this whole subtext (that eventually becomes text) about how Katniss is metaphorically the Mockingjay. No one actually bothered explaining the Mockingjay’s backstory in the movie, so the metaphor didn’t make a lot of sense. Still, it gets pretty important in the latter movies, so we’re going to just push forward with it, regardless. Hence this ridiculous outfit, with Katniss dressed up as some sort of Bird/Angel. Just the right level of creepy
Once again Stanley Tucci will appear as Caesar Flickerman (yeah, I know. I wish I didn’t have to read that name either) in the next Hunger Games movie. And once again his hair will attempt to steal all the attention. This time it’s going to compete heavily with his ridiculous suit as well. Basically the moral is that the future is just a million kinds of dumb. And full of incredibly unsubtle references to Rome.
“Isn’t Catching Fire just referencing the fact that the revolution we saw started in the first movie is building?”
“No, it’s a literal fire.”
“Oh, that’s… okay. And why the pin? I don’t understand why it’s so important.”
“See, that’s because we didn’t bother explaining the backstory of the damn bird, so it’s relation to Katniss is tenuous at best. For now we’re going to go with ‘She likes that pin’.”
From Entertainment Weekly is this new shot of Katniss and… Trident Guy? Fish guy? I don’t remember his name. But he’s got a Trident, isn’t that all that really matters? Meanwhile, Katniss continues to look angry with arrows. That’s her thing, she’s sticking with it.
And here he is putting the moves on Katniss, apparently attempting to make her comfortable by simulating a quiver. “I know you can’t wear it now, and that’s freaking you out. But just imagine me full of arrows. That should make you feel better.” Bread kid and Thor Jr are not going to be happy about this turn of events.