Therefore, no one should be surprised that I have been living (sometimes subconsciously) on Hunger Games news sites for the past couple weeks. And today Jennifer Lawrence was cast as Katniss.
Now, seeing as my track record on franchise casting decisions is nothing but tarnished, I'm not here to make judgments or proclamations. Hell, I was looking forward to Rob Pattinson playing Edward and we all know how that turned out. But I will say, in short, that I have confidence in Jennifer Lawrence. Though she's kind of physically off from my imagined Katniss, I think she can play the part. Did you see Winter's Bone? That movie was scary intense and she was very believable and impressive as the determined daughter of a crack dealer. Or whatever went down in the frightening town.
What I'm really looking forward to, of course, is Peeta's casting. I don't know, maybe 'looking forward to' is the wrong wording. I'm waiting, somewhat anxiously.
The real question is this: why do I care so much? The movie will obviously never be the book and I, sensibly in my opinion, have never expected it to be. I'd just rather is be, like, somewhat good rather than the alternative.
Must work on that.