The Hunger Games Movie Review
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson star as Katniss and Peeta in The Hunger Games, based on the bestselling novel by Suzanne Collins. Kidzworld has the movie review.
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen Courtesy of Lions Gate Entertainment
Katniss and Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) Courtesy of Lions Gate Entertainment
Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark Courtesy of Lions Gate Entertainment
Katniss and Rue Courtesy of Lions Gate Entertainment
Katniss and Gale (Liam Hemsworth) Courtesy of Lions Gate Entertainment
The Hunger Games
To the nation of Panem, one male tribute and one female tribute between the ages of 12 and 18 must represent their district in the annual Hunger Games. A total of 24 for tributes are placed in an arena designed by the gamemakers, and only one comes out alive.
When 12-year-old Primrose Everdeen is selected as the female tribute for District 12, her older sister Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers to take her place. She and the baker’s son Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) are shipped off to the Capitol of Panem where they are wined, dined and decorated in the most elaborate costumes. For the people of the Capitol, it is just a sport, but for the tributes and their mentors, it is a game of strategy and survival.
With the help of their alcoholic mentor, Haymitch (Woody Harrelson), Katniss and Peeta win the hearts of viewers by representing themselves before and during the games as star-crossed lovers. But for one of them, showing their love for the other isn’t just an act.
The Bottom Line
The Hunger Games movie was very true to the books. Unfortunately, if you’ve read them, you might find yourself disappointed. You’ll spend the majority of the film comparing the details to those in the story. Because the book was seen through the eyes of Katniss, the movie wasn’t able to capture some of the important personal relationships. However, if you haven’t read the books, or it’s been a while since you’ve read them, you’ll love the film and its elaborate, unique qualities.
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