You guys, The Hunger Games was a good movie. I was really excited about it, like many of you, because I absolutely loved the book, and I was expecting to love the movie as well, just because of that. Honestly, I figured it would probably be a little like some of the Harry Potter movies (Prisoner of Azkaban and Half-Blood Prince, specifically), where I didn’t love the way it was done, but I couldn’t not enjoy the movie. But I thought it was really well done, thanks in large part to Jennifer Lawrence‘s acting.
I should have known that many people would be too shitty to enjoy it.
First, there was the insane issue of several people being pissed because Rue was black. I’m sure most of you have heard about that by now, but here’s what some fine men and women had to say about it:
why does rue have to be black not gonna lie it kinda ruined the movie
why did the producer make all the good characters black smh
I was pumped about The Hunger Games. Until I learned that a black girl was playing Rue.
on the real though, rue was not supposed to be a little black girl
On the real though, Rue was supposed to be a little black girl. In the book, she’s described as having “dark brown skin,” so that’s probably why that happened. Even then though, why does it even matter? The actress who played Rue, Amandla Stenberg, was wonderful, and nothing about her performance or her skin ruined the movie, quite the opposite. But I guess haters gonna hate, and racists are going to say awful things about a little girl all over the internet.
Speaking of haters gonna hate, have you also heard about all the people calling Jennifer Lawrence fat? Because that’s a thing too. Here, let me show you a few excerpts from reviews, all right?
From the New York Times:
A few years ago Ms. Lawrence might have looked hungry enough to play Katniss, but now, at 21, her seductive, womanly figure makes a bad fit for a dystopian fantasy about a people starved into submission.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Lawrence is one of those performers the camera loves; her appearance alters in different scenes and shots — lingering baby fat shows here, she resembles a Cleopatra there — and she can convey a lot by doing little.
From Hollywood Elsewhere:
She’s a fairly tall, big-boned lady (I’ve been in a hotel room with her) who’s maybe 5′ 8“.
Can someone please explain to me in what universe Jennifer Lawrence is “big-boned”? Because I’m fairly certain it isn’t this one. I don’t even want to get into the fact that her character wasn’t starving, which is a pretty big deal. Except, ok, I will for a minute: have people gotten so sick of screaming “the movie was nothing like the book!” that they have to start bitching about how the movie is like the book?
Ugh. We can rant and debate and discuss this all in the comments, but for now, I think I’m going to sit down and watch that old fat ass, Jennifer Lawrence, in Winter’s Bone. I hear she’s pretty good in it, but I just hope all that whale’s blubber fits on the screen. Fat.