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.
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Pretty good visualisation of the first HG book ( which I have read ). Jennifer Lawrence is great, as is the rest of the cast and the director has been clever in capturing the claustrophobia of the games whilst only implying some of the more gorier aspects of the book, neccesary I assume so it can acheive its 12A rating. However, my children aged 11 ( very nearly 12 ) and 13 both found the film rather disturbing and we had to stop the film shortly after the games themselves began. I suggest any parents of children aged 12 - 14 watch the movie first before letting their kids see it.
A great story that holds the attention from opening credits to conclusion, I bought this film after coming in for a bit of a hard time from my sons who thought that a man of my age (60) was a bit old to consider buying The Hunger Games which they saw as being a "teen flick"!.
Didn't put me off at all. Yes, they all fancy Jennifer Lawrence. and it must be said she is quite an attractive actress. However, as an action movie I thoroughly enjoyed this. Special effects were very good as well.
I will get the follow up!
Good film and nice to see the Unseen Edition being made available on Blu-ray, so that it can be seen as originally intended before it was watered down to get the 12A rating for cinemas. Personally I believe this practice of cutting scenes out of a film to achieve a lower age rating shouldn't be allowed. It's why we hardly see any films in this genre above a 12A rating these days.