Thursday, 22 March 2012

If The Hunger Games Movie Was Cast With Literary Characters

Okay, so unless you've been living in a cave the last month, The Hunger Games movie comes out this weekend. And if you're a HGJ (Hunger Games Junkie), you've read the book more than a few times and know the characters pretty well. If you're not sure if you're a HGJ, click here to take the test.

But let's not forget in the beginning, it was a book. So, in a nod to all the other awesome books out there, just for kicks, here is my list if The Hunger Games was cast with literary characters.

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Cato—Bill Sikes from Oliver Twist.

Bent into a cruel killing machine by ways of their environment. Enough said.

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Jane Bennet
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Primrose—Jane Bennet from Pride And Prejudice.

A quiet beauty with a need to help everyone. Constantly supported by her gusty and more outspoken sister.

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Fairy Godmother
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Cinna—The Fairy Godmother from Cinderella. Even the spelling is close!

Who else could pull off a fashion miracle of turning the dirty tomboy into a gorgeous champion for the people.

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Rue—Simon from The Lord Of The Flies. Both represent reason and the potential for goodness in humanity, however both met violent deaths.
Seriously, you knew they we're going to last long, even with the protagonists help.

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Mad Hatter
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Haymitch—The Mad Hatter from Alice In Wonderland.
Both like to drink and talk in riddles. However, approach with caution, silly as they may seem, underneath is an unstable man.

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Gale—Dally from The Outsiders.
A rebel, but handsome enough to make him less threatening and likable. He takes care of those who rely on him and is a natural leader.
He enjoys being outspoken, but keeps his feelings for Katniss low key and platonic. Only when her life is in danger, does her realize all his anger and good looks can do nothing to help her.

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Peeta—Pip from Great Expectations. Impoverished and unappreciated by his own family, he falls in love with a girl who, at first, is only pretending to share his sentiments.

His gentle and kind nature stand out in contrast to Dally's (Gale's) confidence and strength.

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Katniss—Laura Ingalls. Okay she was an actual person, but is still a literary character...sort of.

Besides, who else would be prepared to survive in the wilderness and battle the elements than a spunky pioneer girl.

Not only can she sew a plaid shirt, skip rocks the most times across the creek, and know where the best blueberries are, she also stood up that meany Nellie Olsen.

And let's not forget about the braids, people. The hair should count for something.
Who else would you cast?

Next Monday I'll be blogging the latest episode of Once Upon A Time.



Kimberlee Turley said...

This doesn't apply to all the characters, but some of them really look like their counterparts. It's creepy and cool at the same time.

BR Myers said...

I know! That was a total fluke.

Jessica Taylor said...

Amazing post, Bethany. Loving Daily from the outsiders as Gale. Also gets me super excited for the mad hatter episode of OUAT!

BR Myers said...

Thank you! I confess, I'll take any oppotunity to put Matt Dillon's mug on my blog.

Heather Mihok said...

Wow, what a great list of comparisons! I'd say you're right on the money. And yes, Laura Ingalls totally counts. :-)

BR Myers said...

Thanks, Heather. I think ole' 'half-pint' would outlast them all.

Sarah Tokeley said...

I'd love to seethe film they make with your cast :-)

BR Myers said...

Thanks, Sarah. That would be cool. I hear there's big money in movies these days ;)

Jackie said...

Why am I just seeing this now? So sorry for getting to this post late!
Love it! And good choice on all, especially Gale/Dally & Katniss/Laura.
Effie couldve been included with the Mad Hatter on her attire alone. :)

BR Myers said...

So true, that crazy Effie.

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