There was once a time when Robert Pattinson was just an ordinary, every day, 26-year-old Englishman. Back in April 2011, Pattinson auditioned for and was subsequently cast in the role of Edward Cullen in the blockbuster vampire movie, The Twilight. The role put him on the map.
While the Twilight series was a commercial and critical success, it didn’t last long. Despite the fact that the first installment was released in November 2011 and the last in April 2012, The Twilight franchise ended in August 2013 with the premiere of its disappointing and much-maligned fourth installment, The Twilight Saga: 4-Night Waver. The franchise never recovered, critically or financially, from the unexpected and poorly-received fourth entry.
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It’s been a rough time for the Twilight alum ever since. Not only did he have to deal with the backlash that comes with playing a vampire in popular culture, but he also had to contend with a series of unfortunate events that seemed to haunt him throughout the rest of his career. In April 2014, the first of these events occurred when Pattinson’s car accidentlessly killed a pedestrian named Hannah Dunoon.
At the time of the incident, Pattinson was speeding and had been drinking with his friend and bandmate, Tom Hardy. The two men were on their way to a studio where they were due to begin recording an album. On the night of the accident, Hardy was driving and appeared to be at fault. He was subsequently sentenced to 4 years in prison for drink driving and driving without a license.
After the incident, Pattinson became a born-again Christian and took a break from acting. But, in a surprising turn of events, Hardy pursued him and convinced him to return to the silver screen.
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Since his accident, Pattinson has been relatively quiet, at least in the public eye. He has, however, surfaced a few times to answer questions about his faith in Christ and his future in Hollywood. In a 2015 interview with GQ, Pattinson opened up about his involvement with the Fifty Shades Of Grey trilogy and confirmed that he would be playing the character of Christian Grey in the movie adaptations. In March 2015, he also confirmed that he would be taking on the role of Nick in the comedy The Peanuts Movie, which is scheduled for release in 2016.
Why Is The Hunger Games Still Fresh In Many People’s Minds?
When the first Hunger Games movie was released in 2012, it was an immediate critical and commercial success, earning $680 million worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing film of all time, not adjusted for inflation. In fact, it’s still popular nearly 7 years after its release, raising its budget of $99 million and earning $760 million at the worldwide box office.
The book on which the film was based, The Hunger Games, was first published in 2008 and has since been in print ever since. The story sees Katniss, a young woman from a small town in the middle of nowhere, compete in a future version of the Hunger Games, which pits teams of two against each other in a battle to the death. She goes on to become the symbol of the rebellion against the Capitol and its leader, President Snow. While the first movie focused heavily on the dystopian society of District 12 and Katniss’ struggle for survival, the sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, focused more on the rebellion and the aftermath of Katniss’ unprecedented victory over President Snow in the first game.
The third installment, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, picks up where Catching Fire leaves off. Katniss, Peeta, and their children leave the Districts and set up a new, independent country with the help of the rebels. Unfortunately, despite Katniss’ popularity, the nation is doomed to fail because of a power-hungry President who wants to maintain control over the people.
The Hunger Games are not the only YA novel that continues to hold a special place in people’s hearts. The Maze Runner series written by James Dashner has also been popular since its publication in 2009. The story follows Thomas, a 21-year-old man who discovers a conspiracy involving children who are disappearing. With the help of friends and allies, he sets off on a journey to save the innocent kids and prevent further tragedies. The first book in the series, The Maze Runner, became an immediate international bestseller and was followed by 6 more books in the series, with the most recent installment being published in January 2021.
Then there’s Harry Potter, the magical story series by English author J.K. Rowling. The first installment in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was published in 1997 and remains one of the most popular and recognizable series in contemporary literature. In addition to being the bestselling book of all time with nearly 300 million copies sold, it was also the basis for the highly regarded film franchise, which includes 9 installments so far. The latest entry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, was released in July 2016. Rowling has said that the success of Harry Potter has made her “the most published author of all time”.
What Are The Lessons We Can Learn From These Memorable Characters’ Lives?
What are the lessons we can learn from these memorable characters’ lives? In a lot of ways, they’re lessons in courage and resilience. Even when faced with seemingly unimaginable odds, these characters never give up hope and, in many cases, find ways to triumph. And not only do they find ways to triumph, but they also teach us something about the nature of heroism and the power of friendship.
Despite the fact that Katniss Everdeen, the main character of The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, never gets married or has children, she has nevertheless inspired a large number of young women to become scientists and engineers. This is because of the strong independent women that make up much of Katniss’ character. Additionally, the ways that Katniss and Peeta meet and fall in love, as well as their devotion to and respect for one another, serve as an example of the strength of true romantic love and commitment. When Peeta first sees Katniss and realizes who she is, he is struck by her courage and self-sacrifice. He then does everything in his power to save her and keep her alive, even when faced with certain death.
Ultimately, what might be the most influential element of these stories is that they teach us that even in today’s world, with all its advanced technology and instantaneous communication, there is still a place for humanity’s best and bravest. These stories also show us that, in the face of adversity and fear, we must remain hopeful and fight for what we believe in. We mustn’t be afraid to stand up for what we believe in and, for better or worse, we mustn’t back down from a fight. In short, a lot can be learned from these stories, both about resilience and courage.