I think it goes without saying that I’m a massive Harry Potter fan – very fervent in arguments and debates as well – and the same can be said for Hunger Games. Well, assuming you are interesting in one, if not both, I thought I’d share two different articles about the fandoms!
- A Radical Female Hero from Dystopia – New York Times – A.O. Scott & Manohla Dargis
This article dissects and discusses Katniss Everdeen’s character, her strengths and flaws, and the universality she appears to have with boys and girls alike.
“KATNISS EVERDEEN, the 16-year-old “Hunger Games” warrior who has torn through the box office, is one of the most radical female characters to appear in American movies. The film’s stunning success can partly be explained by the print sales of Suzanne Collins’s trilogy of young-adult novels, which jumped to more than 36.5 million in March from 16 million in November, suggesting that the anticipation for the film was feeding demand for the books. At the same time there’s more to Katniss fever than page-screen synergy. Manohla Dargis and A. O. Scott, the chief film critics of The New York Times, examine this complex, at times contradictory character. “
It’s an incredibly fascinating read! Be sure to read both pages. There are many points various critics bring up that I think are important for both curious readers and avid fans.
- Theatrical Parody of Harry Potter Books to Open in New York – New York Times – Patrick Healy
A summertime, two-man show with tons of costume changes will appear Off Broadway, titled “Potted Potter.” Think A Harry Potter Musical only…without the StarKids. Should be entertaining!