How Hungry are you for the Hunger Games?

A few months ago i reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo where i talked about  movies that were brought to the big screen thanks to the creative authors who wrote their novels which the movies were based on. In the month of March another movie based on a novel written by Suzanne Collins titled HUNGER GAMES was released with the same movie title.

Hunger Games is a science fiction action drama film directed by Gary Ross while screenplay is also by Ross, Collins and Billy Ray. The cast of the movie include JENNIFER LAWRENCE as Katniss Everdeen, JOSH HUTCHERSON as Peeta Mellark, LIAM HEMSWORTH as Gale Hawthorne, WOODY HARRELSON as Haymitch Abernathy, ELIZABETH BANKS as Effie Trinket, LENNY KRAVITZ as Cinna, STANLEY TUCCI as Caesar Flickerman, DONALD SUTHERLAND as President Coriolanus Snow, PAULA MALCOMSON as Mrs. Everdeen, WILLOW SHIELDS as Primrose Everdeen, DAYO OKENIYI as Thresh and a host of others.

The story takes place in a dystopian post-apocalyptic future in the nation of Panem, which consists of a wealthy city, called the Capitol, surrounded by 12 less affluent districts. As punishment for a past rebellion against the government, the Capitol initiated the Hunger Games–a televised annual event in which one boy and one girl from each of the 12 districts are selected in a lottery as “tributes” and are required to fight in an arena until there is one remaining victor. When the protagonist Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) hears her younger sister’s name called as the female tribute for their district, she volunteers to take her place in order to save her from having to participate. Joined by her district’s male tribute Peeta Mellark (Hutcherson), Katniss travels to the Capitol to train for the Hunger Games under the guidance of former victor Haymitch Abernathy (Harrelson) and are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.

Hunger Games set a box office record of being the third best opening  movie of all time and is the biggest-ever tally for a film that is not a sequel taking $155m (£97m) at the US box office in its opening weekend. Above it come last year’s Harry Potter finale, which took $169.2m (£106.6m) in its first weekend, and 2008’s The Dark Knight, which made $158.4m (£99.8m). Its a wonderful movie and i advise people to see it.

Rating: 8/10

Cinema Worthiness: Well what can i say, there was a crowd waiting to watch the movie after i was done… Use your creativity. 😉

Favourite Quotes

Haymitch Abernathy: Embrace the probability of your death

Katniss: Why are you here?

Haymitch: Am here  for the refreshment

President Snow: Hope, it is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective, a lot of hope is dangerous. A spark is fine, as long as it’s contained.

Seneca Crane: [confused] So…

President Snow: So, contain it!

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