The Hunger Games

2012 "May the odds be ever in your favor."
7.2| 2h22m| PG-13| en| More Info
Released: 23 March 2012 Released
Producted By: Lionsgate
Country: United States of America
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Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. The world will be watching.

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WasAnnon Slow pace in the most part of the movie.
HeadlinesExotic Boring
Candida It is neither dumb nor smart enough to be fun, and spends way too much time with its boring human characters.
Kimball Exactly the movie you think it is, but not the movie you want it to be.
yaxleycratler Hunger Games is a great movie combining all the 12 factions together and making them fight to rhe death will make a good action film. Lawrence does a great job as Katniss and makes us really feel for the character as her and Peet fall in love. Each shop fully captures and sets the mood for what the director wants you to see. The Capitol is vibrant and colorful. CGI is good and the actual Hunger Games are amazing. Making the two leads actually seem in love. Overall, I'm happy with this and think of is a good interpretation of the book.
dex-72791 This is a terrible adaption of the Hunger Games book. So many details are left out which makes the plot bland, boring and simplistic. Characters don't develop bonds and relationships, it just happens. When a character feels remorse it makes no sense because they haven't developed a relationship, they were just allies for 20 minutes. The first thing you see when the movie starts is boring text explaining what the reaping is and why the have the hunger games. So straight away they throw the rule of show don't tell out the window from the top floor. Its just so lazy. And its completely pointless anyway as it is explained again in short film that all the tributes watch. The pacing of this movie is also unbearable. Things just happen one after the other. Even the dialogue is lightening fast a lot of the time. Its hard to keep up with the conversations. The plot itself is somewhat interesting, but it is completely watered down to the bare minimum in the movie. Many key details are skipped over and ignored and I can only imagine this movie must be so boring and confusing for anyone who hasn't read the book.
Johnny H. The Hunger Games has become a household name in pop-cultural life, and this film is an entertaining introduction to a broadly-appealing yet well done dystopia not too far off the brutality of Battle Royale or The Running Man. It's not Twilight (thank Christ for that) and thankfully it's got a better romantic triangle than any of that vampire hogwash had going for it.This series is like a millennial-appealing take on other sci-fi dystopias ranging from George Orwell's 1984 to Aldous Huxley's Brave New World; where those stories explored totalitarianism in more subversive ways this one shows how extreme things can get when violence is thrown into the equation.Considering this came out in 2012 and people are STILL saying whether or not this ripped off Battle Royale I think that those addresses are fair, and that it doesn't suffer from the pre-established derivativeness of something like Divergent (which apparently carbon-copied the story so much the films themselves were distributed by Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment).Anyway, this film is an adaptation of a book that was craving a movie based on it, and it's a good action flick focusing on young men and women trying to survive the worst to-the-death scenario you could possibly imagine.
laurentiumihalcea-66817 If you're a science fiction geek then you'll undoubtedly love the movie 'The Hunger Games'.It is an adaptation of Suzanne Collins' book bearing the same name and is directed by Garry Ross.The star of the film is no other than the renowned and adored Jennifer Lawrence playing the role of the controverted and rebellious Katniss Everdeen.Set in a far and dystopian future where people are categorised in different sectors based on their social status, the film features the young Katniss trying to defy the ways of the Capitol as she struggles to survive the 'Hunger Games'.As the story unfolds, the protagonist slowly and painfully finds out that the world is much more cruel and heartbreaking than she thought and is put through many difficult scenarios and choices.Under the excellent guidance of Garry Ross, every actor plays their bit in an almost perfect way.Obviously, the film is thought provoking and riveting not only due to the outstanding storyline and plot, but also due to the special effects and overall imagery.Of course, there are no perfect movies so this one has its flaws too, the main one being the rapid pace at which the action develops (they don't really allow you to get sad because of a character's death because something else happens immediately).That being said, I consider this a well-made movie which is really worth the time.I'd gladly recommend it to everyone.