Tonight was originally going to be post-less in the midst of school and NaNo madness, but when I saw these photos hit the web I just couldn't resist. Disappointed as I was in Mockingjay, bitter as I am about The Hunger Games movie, I can't quite squelch my fangrrling. Case in point: JLAW LOOKIN' LIKE A HELLA BADASS AND BEAUTIFUL KATNISS, Y'ALL.
There are not even words for how happy this makes me. Would be perfect is she looked a little more pissed off.
Amandla Stenberg as Rue is sad and gorgeous and conveys the character perfectly.
Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket brings the crazy to the party.
And even Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, who in previous promo photos has not impressed me at all, is looking just like how I always wanted my boy with the bread to look. D'awwww.
You can see the rest of the photos here, reblogged on Jessica of Shut Up I'm Reading!'s Tumblr. (Which, by the way, makes for excellent procrastination reading for us bookish folk.)
The tiny spark of hope I have for the movie is starting to win against m cynicism. I am head over heels. I WANT THESE ON MY WALL. So while I wait impatiently for the full-length trailer to air/re-read The Hunger Games for the 7344399th time, what do you guys think? Not how you pictured? Or perfect? Leave your thoughts in the comments!