Major props to the Hunger Games Fireside Chat podcast for finding this amazing video! Up until now, I thought that the most masterful combination of a movie and the infamous Mulan song “I’ll Make A Man Out Of You” was this X-Men: First Class mash-up that I found a year ago. But now YouTuber Cassibeth0982 has given The Hunger Games the same treatment… and wow, it is spectacular.
Every fandom should have a fanvid set to this song. Most of them do, but few are well-edited enough that it’s almost as if the song could be part of that movie’s soundtrack. Cassibeth alternates between shots of the training sessions, the tributes out in the Arena, and Haymitch and Effie buttering up sponsors in the Capitol. What I really like about this video is that it doesn’t just focus on Katniss and Peeta. Each of the main players — all of which die by the end of the movie — get their due, and the lyrics match eerily well.
“Tranquil as a forest, but on fire within“? That’s so Girl on Fire, it isn’t even funny. Oh, and when she edits the footage of Foxface leaping over the land mines to You must be swift as the coursing river, and Thresh throttling Clove to With all the force of a great typhoon? I legit got chills. I also loved how Peeta is the weak one in this video — standing in for Mulan in the original — and small touches like the Capitol seal being the moon.
Anyway, I’m just gonna keep gushing over this and then I’ll ruin the whole video for you. Watch and share and go into the weekend feeling like an utter badass.
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