It's weird they didn't go with someone hot, or at least with a hot body considering how he's described in the book. Wasn't Alex Pettyfer up for this role? He should have gotten it just based on his hotness.
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson starring in a movie called 'The Hunter Games'. Oh the irony.
Pear-shaped. Womanly hips. Hope the studio is getting him some lipo.
[quote]Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson starring in a movie called 'The [bold]Hunter [/bold]Games'. Oh the irony.
Oh dear. The irony, the irony! And to some degree the hunger, but mostly it's the irony!
I hope he presents his hole. Finnick did in the book.
Agreed R5. I don't see Sam Clafin as the guy so sexually appealing he has everyone in the Capital lining up for a night with him. Weird casting choice.
I've never read or seen THE HUNGER GAMES, but when someone told me the basic plot about a year ago, I was appalled that any book, movie, etc. about children battling and killing other children would be considered "entertainment" by anyone.
I'm wondering if the Newtown murders will cause a lot more people to share my astonishment and turn away from the movie sequel.
On the contrary, the Newton murders only clarify The Hunger Games' social commentary even more.
r13 The Hunger Games takes place in a distant, post-apocalyptic future where the only government is a totalitarian dictatorship. It's not a contemporary story.
Oh, I see. It's "social commentary." I'm sure that's why millions of people read the book ad flocked to see the movie -- NOT because they enjoyed the visceral thrill of watching kids fight and kill other kids.
It's not just kids. They kill old people too.
Rumor has it that he and Josh are a couple (sigh)!
He's on the cover of EW and he looks ... creepy. Like James Holmes' mugshot.
r13 is an idiot.
I'm still not happy with the casting, but I'll reserve judgement until I see what the guy can do. Finnick is arguably the most interesting character in the series, so I wish they wouldn't have gone with a newcomer just because he's cheap.
I would have liked to have seen Armie Hammer as Finnick.
You don't really see kids killing and fighting kids that much in the film, and the books are from Katniss' perspective and told in such a horrifying way no one could think they glamorized violence. It's made very clear in both the books and movies that the Games are sick and appalling.
Aaron-Taylor Johnson would have made a great Finnick. He's gorgeous, has a hot body and can act.
The creepy thing from the books is Katniss acts borderline autistic and so detached from all the things that happen around her. For most of the books I had the feeling like she just doesn't care what is happening to her and her friends and who is using her for what.
What does his ass look like?
You are comparing your own emotions to a character who is a survivalist used to doing nothing but fighting to provide for the family. I am not even a big fan of the books but it always seem silly when someone tries to use their own emotional response on a character who has a real reason to reaction to situations quite differently.
Yeah, he still doesn't seem like Finnick to me. Oh well, hopefully he can act.
Kellan Lutz would have been perfect as Finnick.
"Kellan Lutz would have been perfect as Finnick."
In what ways? Can he even act to the level necessary however low that may be?
Did Hunger Games get any Academy Awards nominations? It pretty much swept the Peoples Choice awards.
Jesse Williams would have been good. I would have also taken Aaron Johnson. Maybe even Garrett Hedlund. Not this guy with his giant hips.
The caption says he's dreamy. So there's obviously something wrong with his critics.
They made him him look as could as Clafin could look R31 (seriously, in real life like at the premiere he looks worse when dressing and styling himself), but he still wasn't Finnick. He did a perfectly fine job but he just wasn't the actor who would nail the character from the book.