Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing 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.
I was SO excited to see The Hunger Games. I am a big fan of the books. Whenever I would see a commercial for this movie I would get so excited. I was hoping that this movie would be just as amazing as the books are.
Fellow Hunger Games fans, be excited because this movie was AMAZING! It definitely lived up to all the anticipation and hype. The filmmakers probably could not have done any better. They portray the world of Panem just as I imagined it in my mind.
I absolutely loved the costumes in this movie. In the books, the citizens that live in the Capitol are very flamboyant. The costumes definitely showed this. Elizabeth Banks and Stanley Tucci were fantastic in their roles as Effie Trinket and Caesar Flickerman. They definitely captured the personalities of these characters who live in the Capitol with their over the top attitudes.
By far, the best part of this movie were the performances by Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson as Katniss and Peeta. These two characters and their interactions are what make this movie work. They are the so called ‘glue’ of this film. Without these two amazing performances, the movie would have been a failure. You could tell that Jennifer Lawrence put her heart and soul into the role of Katniss. As the viewer, she makes you a part of this world around her.
I will say that it is difficult to read a book about children fighting and killing each other. It was even harder to see it on screen. I cried a couple of times during the film. This movie is pretty violent and definitely deserves its PG-13 rating. In my opinion, this is not a movie to take your younger children to.
If you are a fan of the books or just want to see a pretty amazing movie, definitely go watch The Hunger Games. Do not miss it!!