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The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes lights up the box office

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Lily Eaton

On November 17, 2023 the highly anticipated prequel to Suzanne Collins’ beloved original trilogy; “The Hunger Games” hit theaters. “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” was released with an outstanding $44.6 million dollars hitting the box office on opening weekend and now has made over 200 million dollars worldwide. After almost 10 years the Hunger Games was brought back to fans across the world transporting viewers back to the dystopian nation of Panem. The movie has not only amazed all the previous fans of “ The Hunger Games” but also attracted many new fans. This film has been praised by critics for its stunning visuals, detailed storytelling, amazing casting, and the complex characters. Even  Rotten Tomatoes says; “The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes does a great job of adapting the book, adding depth to a central character while giving fans a look at how it all started.”  In conclusion, “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” has lived up to the amazing standards of the original trilogy, brought many new admirers to the story, and presented much needed insight into the world of “The Hunger Games”. This film is a shining example of the astonishing legacy of the Hunger Games franchise and most definitely deserved the appreciation it has received and hopefully continues to receive.

 

photo by Lily Eaton
photo by Lily Eaton
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Lily Eaton, Reporter
Lily Eaton is a cheerful freshman member of the Wolf Howl. Lily serves as a reporter, hoping to focus on sports journalism. Lily plays softball and feels like her experience with the sport gives her insight into being an athlete and reporting on athletics. She says, “ I take sixth hour softball, so I know a lot of the coaches and athletes throughout the school and I can make connections with them.” Coming from a charter school, Lily feels that being in the Wolf Howl is a new and exciting experience. After high school, Lily hopes to possibly pursue a career in law and feels like journalism is an excellent way to practice voicing her opinion to large audiences.