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In a dystopian future, Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem compete. Pitted against Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely on her sharp instincts and the mentorship of former victor Haymitch Abernathy.

Jennifer Lawrence,Liam Hemsworth
2 hours, 22 minutes

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Genres Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure, Teen & Young Adult
Director Gary Ross
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth
Supporting actors Elizabeth Banks, Josh Hutcherson, Willow Shields, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci
Studio Lionsgate
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER on 3 Aug. 2013
Format: DVD
All science fiction futuristic societies are written to have a message about the current day. This is normally contained within the text, or a line someone speaks. The movie starts giving us some background for the games, but we don't know why there was a rebellion in the first place, something that is in the book. The rebellion resulted in a lottery where teens from the various districts must now compete in a survivor battle to the death, all for the entertainment of the audience. Early in the film we hear, "If no one watches, we won't have a game." In other words if we stop watching reality TV shows, they will be taken off the air...not exactly a bad thing.

In those other films the evil of society had been either, capitalism, socialism, the super rich, corporations, religion, or science. The irony of the film/book is that it makes fun of the viewer/reader for enjoying it. They are the problem with today's voyeuristic dummy down society, which like the movie can be divided into two groups" Those who see the movie/games as entertainment. And the intellectuals who realize the metaphor contained within. I'm loving it! (Pardon my pop culture response, but it seems apropos.)

There is a stark contrast in wealth and dress between those who participate in the games and the society who runs them. However, it is those who participate who ultimately empower those who run them, just like with war, the second message of the film which dates from Homer "War is old men lying, young men dying."

Jennifer Lawrence, who I thought was Oscar worthy in "Winter's Bone," immediately becomes our heroine when she volunteers to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games. We don't expect her to die anytime soon.
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I actually saw the movie before reading the books, and then ended up reading the entire trilogy within a week.
This is actually a very good adaptation of the book, and the vast majority of the (relatively few) changes make sense in the context of the movie adaptation, and are in line with the tone and feel of the books.

---Brief story overview: Set in the future in the nation of Panem, where the 'capitol' rules over 12 surrounding 'districts'. After a rebellion by the (then 13) districts, which was crushed by the capitol, the capitol strengthened its grip and introduced the Hunger Games. In order to remind the districts of the horrors of the rebellion, and that they are contsantly under capitol control, the districts are forced to send a boy and a girl aged 12-18, picked out of a hat, every year to fight to the death in the Hunger Games. Katniss Everdeen from district 12, the main character, volunteers in the place of her sister who was chosen. This is basically her story.

---Visually, the film is very well done. The CGI is thankfully quite limited (which is good as it isn't the best in the scenes where it is more liberally used - the final action piece in the arena comes to mind), and the art direction and production design is really great. The capitol really evokes a sense of power and strength, and the aesthetic and major landmarks in the capitol blend a modern aesthetic with more retro looks inspired by classic skyscrapers and fascist arhcitecture, to a great effect. The arena is also well done and very close to how it is described in the book, essentially a big forest with rivers and stuff.
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Format: DVD
"Choo, Choo", the sound of `The Hunger Games' hype train coming into the station. I have to admit that this is a series that never really crossed my reading list, but as a fan of dystopian futures it should just be my bag. Katniss Everdeen is a young women living in one of various zones of Panem. Each year two young people from each zone are chosen to fight to the death in The Hunger Games as a way of reminding the general populous of a great battle that once occurred. Can Katniss survive the deadly game, and do we care?

For me, `The Hunger Games' is an ideas film; some of which work, other that fail to make sense. For a dystopian future to work it has to make sense - the world of Panem does not. The concept of the game itself is bizarre enough, but just about believable. The only problem is that `Battle Royale' did it already and better. I had more issues with the society on a wider level. This is a world obsessed with appearances on the surface, yet the TV show hosts and President are old. If director Gary Ross (or original writer and credited screen writer on the film Suzanne Collins) was trying to reflect on our own obsession with increasingly young leaders, why cast Donald Sutherland as the ruler? There are many small niggling issues like this with the world building in `The Hunger Games', but for most people they may not even notice.

As a film, it is ok. Jennifer Lawrence is certainly the star of the film and she brings her Oscar level of gravitas to a pretty bland role. The sections set during the games themselves are thrilling and will certainly make younger viewers tense. I was slightly more interested in the political intrigue going on outside and hope this is explored more in later films.
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