Wednesday, November 20, 2013

CAB Presents: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Hey again students!

So, as some of you may know, this Saturday, Nov. 23rd, CAB has secured tickets to a private screening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Tickets have been sold out for a while, so we apologize to those of you who didn't manage to snag one while they were available.

To celebrate the release of this blockbuster, we'll catch you up on the story so far (if you didn't read the book, don't worry; we won't tell).

In the world of The Hunger Games, a violent uprising occurred 74 years ago. The United States as we know it has dissolved and reformed under a powerful central government. The new state is Panem, and the country is split into 12 districts and the Capitol. When the audience joins, the 74th annual Hunger Games, a vicious bloodsport of youths meant to quell rebellion in the districts, are about to begin.

Katniss Everdeen, a young woman from a poor coal mining community in District 12, is chosen to compete, along with Peeta Mellark, a baker's son. Strongly independent, Katniss eschews an alliance with Peeta at the start, though after the Games begin and things get tough, Katniss realizes that she needs Peeta to survive. The two outlast the other competitors and then cheat the system, ending in the only Hunger Games ever to have two victors. This act of rebellion ends the first portion of the trilogy.

Alright, now that you're all caught up, let's talk a little bit about what we'll be seeing on Saturday, without any spoilers, of course.

When the second part picks up, Peeta and Katniss are forced to go on a Victor's Tour, a trip where the victors of the previous Games must travel to each district for ceremonial purposes. On this trip, the two begin to realize that everything is not well in the districts after their act of rebellion. The Capitol retaliates by calling the 75th annual Hunger Games and stating that the competitors this year must all be previous victors. Katniss and Peeta must once again fight for their lives while navigating the vicious undercurrents of national politics.

Now that you're caught up, we hope to see everyone who bought a ticket at 11 am sharp at the Edwardsville AMC. Have a good week, and may the odds be ever in your favor.