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The Hunger Games 2012

  • Gary Ross
  • March 23, 2012
  • 142 mins
  • English
  • Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor.
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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This moderately engaging adaptation of Collins' first novel plays like a pre-teen spin on Battle Royale but with cheese.

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Movie was ok, would have been better with less shaky cam. Storywise it is similar with Battle Royale, which I liked a bit better than this one.

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Initially I had no intention to watch this movie but kept reading again and again that the book(s) and movie(s) was / were great. Therefore I finally gave it a shot, but had no big expectations.

Those expectations however, were surpassed by far and I can understand all the fuss about the Hunger Games now! I agree with Jajan AlephTav that the Hunger Games are also a travesty of all those crazy and sick reality shows and the freighting thing is that I think that, given the right circumstances, mankind is capable of letting something like the Hunger Games happen in the future!

Definitively going to watch the sequels and perhaps even read the books when starting the next fantasy saga.

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