The Hunger Games Unseen Version 2011

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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.

Starring:
Jennifer Lawrence,Liam Hemsworth
Runtime:
2 hours 22 minutes

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The Hunger Games Unseen Version

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Product Details

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
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Caligula II. on 18 Dec 2014
Format: DVD
REVIEWED VERSION: 2012 Lionsgate 2 Disc US DVD
(Wal-Mart Edition, extras may vary from regular retail version)

Director: Gary Ross

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley, Liam Hemsworth

Production: US 2012

SYNOPSIS

In the future America is a military state called Panem, ruled by dictator President Snow. Every year the Hunger Games are played, a televized fight to the death in which two contenders from each of the 12 Districts of Panem are randomly chosen to compete. The sole survivor gets to live.
When Katniss Everdeen's (Jennifer Lawrence) younger sister Primrose (Willow Shields) is chosen, Katniss volunteers in her place to protect her.

THE PROS & CONS

THE HUNGER GAMES is based on the first novel of Suzanne Collins' trilogy of the same name. It was hugely successful, grossing $691,247,768 at the box office with a budget of $78 million.
THE HUNGER GAMES is not a bad movie, but it is very unoriginal. The featurette about author Suzanne Collins claims she had the idea for THE HUNGER GAMES while zapping through TV channels, yet what seems to be more honest is, she had the idea after watching BATTLE ROYALE and Schwarzenegger's THE RUNNING MAN, the two movies that THE HUNGER GAMES rips off (not necessarily in a bad way).
My main criticism is the lack of violence in THE HUNGER GAMES and therefore the lack of realism. BATTLE ROYALE is clearly the better of the two movies, as it shows the social aspects as well as the violence in detail. When people fight to the death things are gonna get bloody, and to make a PG-13/ BBFC-12 movie out of this subject is just ridiculous - it simply downplays the gruesomeness of this act.
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126 of 152 people found the following review helpful By Pantheon TOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 Sep 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Firstly I have read the books and I loved them. They were brutal, funny, tragic, romantic and heartwrenching. Everything a good adventure novel should be.
So it was I was waiting eagerly for the film. I never got the chance to see it at the cinema; but based on the numerous good reviews I preordered the blu-ray. I really enjoyed the film; but as with many other reviewers I felt that the book was better.
The book spent much more time establishing characters and relationships and I really liked that. Obviously, with the book being in first person, everything was from Katniss' perspective - but that only serves to makes you sympathize with her predicament and those around her more. Her relationships with Peeta and Rue go much deeper in the book and I felt the film foolishly downplayed these moments. Likewise, the other contestants in the games seemed vastly under utilised in the film; and as a result they either became unimportant or impotent. Cato was a fierce and imposing killer in the book - but reduced merely to a brooding bully in the film (albeit one with a sword).
Don't get me wrong - I enjoyed the film and I'm glad I bought it, but I just wish it been a little better. However, I am sure when I watch it again - knowing everything that's changed or omitted - I will enjoy it much more. I felt the same way with Twilight - hated it on first viewing.
I look foward to Catching Fire and Mockingjay!
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119 of 145 people found the following review helpful By Kirsty on 22 Jun 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Having read all the Hunger Games books I could not wait for this to come out in the cinema but part of me was worried that making such a complex book into a movie would not be possible (lets face it most books are miles better than the movies due to the simple fact they can go into a lot more detail)but I have to say I did not need to be worried in the slightest, I loved it that much I ended up going to see it twice!

The film is set in the future in an american nation called Panem which is split into districts. Each year the capitol of Panem forces each district to volunteer up a boy and a girl to compete in the annual "Hunger Games" as punishment for rising up against the capitol many years ago.
As the 74th Hunger Games is about to start Katniss Everdeen finds her 12 year old sister is chosen to compete, knowing she would never make it out alive Katniss offers herself in her sisters place and from then on is put into the arena with all the other tributes to fight for her life.
However there is one slight problem - Peeta Mellark, the boy who once saved her life is in the arena with her and how can she bring herself to kill him when she just might be falling in love with him.

This film does the book justice and it actually follows the majority of the book down to the very lines spoken.
The acting is amazing from everyone in the film, it is without a doubt Jennifer Lawrence's best movie yet!

I can't wait to own such an amazing movie, I'm sure it is going to be one I will watch again and again!
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