And just like that, there were two. The seasoned veteran—despite her wealth of experience, the intensity of her preparation and her possession of the sheer insanity required to pull this stunt for a second time—has exited the competition.
The three remaining tributes proved far more resilient than their fallen peers, spending a second night in their new home and steadfastly refusing to leave it in disgrace.
People are deciding to live in the Olin Library as a game of survival, this time competitively. Why are we doing this? For the glory, for the story, for the pride of winning, for no reason.
From the opening scene of the rubble previously known as District 12, to the characteristically cliff-hanger end only two hours later, “Mockingjay—Part 1” grips its audience in intrigued suspense for its entire duration, relenting not for a bathroom run or even a two-second glance at a watch.
“Divergent,” a film based on author Veronica Roth’s young adult series of the same name, attempts to carve its place among other blockbuster teen movies like “The Hunger Games” and “Harry Potter.
It’s hard to critique a movie adaptation of a beloved book objectively. Naturally, we fans want to nitpick over every tiny change and lament how such-and-such character doesn’t look the same way we imagined. In the best-case scenario, though, having read the book will bias our opinion of the movie positively since the film tells the same story that we know and love.
Holidays used to be a chance to relax and enjoy time with family. Now, it means going to see the newest movie releases. Not that we are complaining, though, because it’s also the time of year when all the awards contenders leave their fancy festivals and the rest of us get to see what critics have been raving about for months.
Unless you’ve been living in a bubble, you’re probably aware that the film version of “The Hunger Games” will open tomorrow, March 22 (or tonight at midnight, for the dedicated). Many of you have become intimately acquainted with the story of Katniss, a 16-year-old girl from the post-apocalyptic version of Appalachia, District 12.
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