The Hunger Games

2012 "May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor."
7.2| 2h22m| PG-13| en

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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VividSimon Simply Perfect
FeistyUpper If you don't like this, we can't be friends.
ThedevilChoose When a movie has you begging for it to end not even half way through it's pure crap. We've all seen this movie and this characters millions of times, nothing new in it. Don't waste your time.
invisibleunicornninja Cinematography - TerriblePlot - Semi-interesting Characters - FlatThere really isn't anything to say about this movie. Its boring and predictable. If you liked the book, then watch it I guess. This movie is somewhat entertaining, but I'm bored just remembering watching it to write this review.
tprater-32123 There are kids in Africa starving and you made it into a GAME that is not cool.
realdjleandro After watching The Hunger Games a few things come to mind :1) Jennifer Lawrence .... (Start drooling profusely) 2) such an unrealistic movie ... In which world does the 'super nice guy' get the hot girl ? 3) damn .... These kids be freaken violent as f&+k 4) Woody Harrelson is always a class act 5) Lenny Kravitz is one of the rare singer/actors who can actually act 6) it's got a bit of an artsy-fartsy flair which is awesome 7) it might be long, but you don't feel it 8 ) move over twilight and your bulls&+t 9) a kids novel turned movie made for adults 10) allot like a modern take on ' The Lord of the Flies' 11) You'll see Stanley Tucci doing his best Graham Norton Impression
cinemajesty Movie Review: "The Hunger Games" (2012)Based on a novel from 2008 by U.S. American author Suzanne Collins, doing plenty of research on ancient mythology, reality TV and entertainer's game shows for this dystopian near-future thriller, which builds a proper cinematic mix from "Rollerball" (1975) over "Running Man" (1987) to "Battle Royal" (2000). The novel has been analyzed to the core by writer Billy Ray and director Gary Ross, who came out of 9-year-break after the Academy-Award-nominated film "Seabiscuit" from 2003.Actress Jennifer Lawrence gets cast in the role of Katniss Aberdeen, which will present her with a second career boost after the female-directed independent drama "Winter's Bone", premiering at Sundance Film Festival 2010. The physically-demanding character presents the actress with an life-time opportunity to learn the arts of survival techniques in the wild and Bow-shooting, leaving out knife and gun practice for the time being, when it comes to the reality TV combat zone in a forest scenario, created by show runner Seneca Crane, portrayed by out-going actor Wes Bentley, who gives the candidates of the 74th "Hunger Games" the hardest time with primitive weaponry, axe, sword-like metals and artificially-conceived arena features as striking fireballs, before the character of Katniss teams up with fellow competitor Peeta Mellark, given face by child actor-growing up Josh Hutcherson. Together they fight the system from the inside, playing the games of President Snow, in pitch-perfect resembles by actor Donald Sutherland, in 3 sequels to follow, when "Catching Fire" directed by Francis Lawrence already marks the most-accomplished one, until the hype, especially at the U.S. domestic market, got satisfied.Director Gary Ross delivers a solid motion picture adaptation from a Zeitgeist novel enriched with an extraordinary decisively dressed-up supporting cast as Stanley Tucci as the moderator, Elizabeth Banks as the recruiter, Lenny Kravitz as the designer and Woody Harrelson as the counselor, who turns Jennifer Lawrence into a realm of shifting pleasure dreams to hardboiled realities of a business, which the actress eventually masters five years later with the leading role in another independent drama "mother!" directed by Darren Aronofsky.© 2017 Felix Alexander Dausend (Cinemajesty Entertainments LLC)