Monday, April 02, 2012

Yesterday, we went to watch the highly anticipated movie based on the novel by Suzanne Collins – The Hunger Games!

The Hunger Games is a dark and engaging action-adventure laced with social critique and dystopian sci-fi, set in a fictional country of Panem, and about a repressive government which after putting down the rebellion, keeps down the 12 rebellious districts as best they can. One tool is The Hunger Games; an annual contest that selects two children from each rebel district to battle in an only-one-survivor show, 24 kids, and 23 will die.

Having not read of the novel, I have to say the movie was far more intense than I expected, credit to Jennifer Lawrence, who plays the lead role of Katniss Everdeen!

With action, compassion and especially Jennifer Lawrence, not only this adaptation hits a bull’s-eye, The Hunger Games just hit the bull's-eye with its soundtrack, too!

Country superstar Taylor Swift and The Hunger Games seem like an ideal combination.

Safe & Sound was one of the first songs released from the movie's soundtrack, and it remains one of my favorites. The lyrics relate to the Hunger Games plot, and the song plays out like an intensely emotional lullaby with Swift's fragile voice and accompanied by the soothing vocals of The Civil Wars's Joy Williams.

Don’t you dare look out your window darling / Everything’s on fire / The war outside our door keeps raging on / Hold onto this lullaby / Even when the music’s gone...

The video's mood matches the song's haunting and almost eerie sound, featuring a solo Swift wandering through a desolate countryside on her way to an abandoned cabin where she finds a Mockingjay pin, one of the signature symbols of the movie...

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