Katniss Everdeen is One Bad Chick

    March 21, 2012
    Heather Campobello
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Katniss Everdeen played by Jennifer Lawrence is the heroine of The Hunger Games book series and movies. The film will be released in theaters this Friday. The starlet went through considerable training to prepare her for taking on the role of a huntress, marathon runner, and ultimate warrior.

Ms. Everdeen would make Beatrix from Kill Bill proud as she shows off her badass skills: She is a master of the bow and arrow, she knows how to win over audiences through politicking, she puts her survival first and will kill anyone that threatens her well-being, she supports her family and brings home the bacon, and she is not afraid to get emotional in the process.

Jennifer Lawrence told MTV that she has been on intense training schedules to prepare her for her role. She had a running coach, received stunt training so she could do vaults and wall climbs, and went through several weeks of archery classes. Lawrence exclaimed that her intense training “was rough but fun.” The young actress only has a few more months befor she begins training for the second installment in June.

Bonnie Fuller writes for The Blog and feels Everdeen’s empowered essence comes at a time when “Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum wants to put women back in the kitchen and off contraceptives.” Heck, even Mitt Romney wants to deny women access to free birth control. Thankfully Everdeen shows women that they don’t have to be barefoot and pregnant– they can be great athletes instead.

Lawrence said that she read The Hunger Games in a few days and is drawn to her character’s strength. She explained that Everdeen is a girl who has the world placed on her shoulders and starts a revolution.

  • R

    Wow – this writer has an adgenda!

  • MrBill60

    Heather, What the hell are you doing inserting politics in a movie review and personal interview. Shame on you and Bonnie Fuller. Its bad enough that we have to listen to this drivel 24/7 on other media outlets. Keep your personal opinions out of your writing. Its a good thing you don’t work for me or you would be looking for a job today.

    • http://www.about.me/pyrotarkus john hanson

      MrBill , it’s obvious that you will never be able to hire someone like heather . LOL It is a good thing heather doesn’t work for you as she would probably have your job within days . Please refrain from commenting on websites when you obviously have no idea what your talking about .

  • John

    If the previous posters complaining about politics had bothered to read the books they would find that they are about exactly what the reviewer mentions. They are about powerful, restrictive elements in a society trying to suppress individual freedom, keep women in subservient roles and make everyone kowtow to their idea of what is ‘right’. Sound like the religious zealots controlling right wing politics these days? I think Heather Campobello is correct to point out the similarities. Books and movies are often political statements.

    • http://yahoo.com Chris Davis

      The books are hardly about “keeping women in subservient roles”. A major political leader in the book is a woman. The main character’s Mother is hardly subservient. There are other powerful women in the story in the roles of “Tributes”. People with agendas rarely get their facts straight. They will rationalize untruths as being “representative of the truth”. Look at the reporter who lied about the Apple factories in China.

    • j

      Works both ways – government telling people what they must do with their earnings is also portrayed in this book (ie give us all your money and let us decide where it goes). I am a business woman who has no desire to pay for other peoples morning after pill. if i believed in that junk, i wouldn’t expect someone to pay for mine. This is a great book about what happens when we allow government to have too much control.

  • Linnae

    There are extreme political and societal overtones in the Hunger Game series — I don’t think observation is out of place. It’s hardly an important news story.

  • Titus77

    The nation of Panem in ‘HG’ is exactly what Republicans dream of: the 99% lives in poverty is completely subdued by the 1%.

  • Airgunner

    Really? Seriously? Have you ever studied the effects of socialism and communism? Those are the situations where 99% live in poverty and 1% subdue them. People came to this country to start a republic and escape the effects of those dehumanizing practices. Why would anyone want to go back to such atrocities. I feel sorry for this country…Wake up.