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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games (2012)

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.

Directors: Gary Ross

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, and Elizabeth Banks

Release Date: March 23, 2012

1178 Movie Reviews
  • evelynsnake
    evelynsnake4 months55 popcornFeatured
    "The Hunger Games" is a cinematic tour de force that captivates audiences with its intense action, compelling characters, and thought-provoking themes. From the moment the movie begins, viewers are transported into the dystopian world of Panem, where the Capitol reigns supreme and the districts are forced to compete in a brutal fight to the death known as the Hunger Games. Director Gary Ross masterfully brings Suzanne Collins' bestselling novel to life, immersing audiences in a visually stunning and emotionally resonant adventure that grips you from start to finish. At the heart of the film is Katniss Everdeen, portrayed with raw intensity and vulnerability by Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence's portrayal of the strong-willed and resourceful heroine is nothing short of mesmerizing, as she navigates the deadly arena with courage and determination, fighting not only for her own survival but for the survival of those she loves. But "The Hunger Games" is more than just a thrilling action movie - it's a thought-provoking commentary on society, power, and the human spirit. Through the lens of the Games, the film explores themes of oppression, inequality, and the consequences of unchecked authority, challenging viewers to question the world around them and the role they play in shaping it. The supporting cast is equally impressive, with standout performances from Josh Hutcherson as the compassionate Peeta Mellark, Woody Harrelson as the enigmatic Haymitch Abernathy, and Elizabeth Banks as the flamboyant Effie Trinket. Together, they bring depth and nuance to a rich tapestry of characters, each with their own struggles and motivations. Visually, "The Hunger Games" is a feast for the eyes, with breathtaking cinematography and stunning special effects that bring the world of Panem to life in vivid detail. From the opulent splendor of the Capitol to the gritty realism of the districts, every frame is meticulously crafted to immerse viewers in a world that feels both fantastical and disturbingly familiar. In conclusion, "The Hunger Games" is a cinematic triumph that exceeds all expectations, delivering a thrilling and thought-provoking experience that will stay with you long after the credits roll. With its powerhouse performances, gripping storyline, and stunning visuals, it's a movie that demands to be seen on the big screen. Whether you're a fan of the book series or simply love a good adventure, "The Hunger Games" is not to be missed. Highly recommended.
    • lizzz
      lizzz8 months55 popcornFeatured
      "I want to show them that they don't own me. If I'm gonna die, I wanna still be me." Best words said of all times in The Hunger Games. Every Year, The Hunger Games will choose a child from the age range of 12 to 18 to compete in their violent gameshow. The whole world is watching. Katniss Everdeen's sister, Primrose Everdeen, or Prim for short had originally been chosen. But Katniss did not want her sister to die. So she herself said that she would volunteer as tribute. Peeta Mellark was also chosen as a tribute. Katniss and Peeta train every day and soon, were taken to make an "impression". In the blink of an eye, they were standing on the grass field, ready to fight to death. I recommend this to 13+ people. (Mild Violence and Death) by the way just to know Katniss won so ya. Also, Katniss said that she has only been in there once. Her sister and her knows that it is impossible to survive. Thanks for reading. If you have read until here you are pretty/handsome and have a good day :D <3
      • book_addict
        book_addictover 1 year55 popcorn
        I really LOVE all the movies and books in the Hunger Games series!
        • anna_mae
          anna_maeover 1 year55 popcorn
          I want to see this movie, but first I need to read the books! I heard that they are really good.
          • book_addict
            book_addictover 1 year55 popcorn
            I really LOVE all the movies and books in the Hunger Games series!
            • musical_nerd
              musical_nerdover 1 year
              wannna see it
              • skyward_flight
                skyward_flightover 1 year55 popcorn
                This movie is definitely on my favorites list! It shows the trials that Katniss faces in such perfect detail. Rue and Peeta are such touching characters, and you can just feel everything they go through. Great movie.
                • mermaidomg
                  mermaidomgabout 2 years
                  14 and up!!!!
                  • go_pottah_1980
                    go_pottah_1980over 2 years55 popcorn
                    Hunger Games is awesome. It's about a futuristic country called Panem, which is located in today's North America. Katniss Everdeen must go into the Hunger Games, a violent "Game Show" where kids fight to the death in an arena. It has romance, violence, and a great Cast of Characters! This is definitely PG13 and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who easily gets nightmares or younger people.
                    • l4dyr34d
                      l4dyr34dover 2 years55 popcorn
                      Beautiful Masterpiece...but not like the book at all...which is to be expected. Most books arent like their movie counterparts anyways...so...it was still great...Peeta and Gale and Katniss in that lvoe triangle...uwu

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