Friday, March 18, 2011
Katniss Is Not Stewart!
Cautiously optimistic about this casting news. I was dreading, and somewhat resigned to the fact that it was probably going to be Kristen Stewart. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure she's a lovely person, but her acting leaves me cold and disconnected from the characters she's playing. Since the whole reason Katniss is cool is that she's a badass action hero who doesn't have to shut off her emotions in order to be effective (i.e. become just a male character in drag), casting Stewart would have completely defeated the forward strides that I feel Katniss represents. I haven't seen "Winter's Bone" or "X-Men: First Class" yet, but I really do have a better feeling about this film now that this bit of casting is done.