Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister’s place to enter the games, and is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy when she’s pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives. 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.
I went and saw the move The Hunger Games a few weeks ago. I loved the movie a lot more than I thought I would. It’s one of those movies that impacts you and forces you to think about what happened long after the screen has gone dark.
The movie made you feel what the characters went through. And yes, I cried. The acting completely caught me up in the characters lives. I immediately wanted to watch the next movie.
And I’ll admit it, I haven’t read the books yet.
I have the first book, but I want to have all three books before I start reading. Everyone says they are a fast read.
The producers followed the books closely. If so, I can’t wait to read it!
I might have to bend my rules of watching the movies first and crack open the pages.
The graphics in the movie were both subtle and fantastic. Don’t you just love the mockingbird symbol?
Not only does the movie keep you involved in the characters lives, there is some nice eye-candy as well. Here is Gale Hawthorne played by Liam Hemsworth. Hot!
One thing that I loved about the movie is the casting for Katniss Everdeen. I love Jennifer Lawrence in this role. She is both capable and vulnerable. The movie portrayed her wonderfully.
If you haven’t seen it, I would highly recommend taking the time.
Now I just have to find the time to see Snow White and The Huntsman.