Based on the best-selling trilogy by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games is set in the distant future within the boundaries of Northern America.
The Hunger Games In a future version of North America a small, wealthy city rules over the rest of the impoverished nation. This year, Katniss Everdeen Lawrence will change the game. The Hunger Games as a novel has been dissected, expanded and retooled into something intelligent, immersive and powerfully current.
The world of Panem, a futuristic America, is established elegantly in about 90 seconds. First we see two men discussing an event called The Hunger Games in front of an audience; both men evidently so luxuriating in time and money that they can tint and trim every inch of their surface until they resemble painted couture clowns.
Then, with a literal scream, we cut to District 12, where all is grey and people dress like the cast of a regional stage production of Little House On The Prairie.
This is how Panem is divided. There are the haves and the have-nots.
The haves live in The Capitol, amid great wealth and power. The have-nots live in a series of impoverished districts, put under oppressive rule after a failed uprising some time in the indefinite past. The poor will do as they are told, however senseless, and the rich will keep on keeping on.
This world bleeds with a cruelty from which director Gary Ross never retreats. Even luxury is portrayed as almost oppressive — gluttonous and requiring constant effort.
Our heroine, Katniss Everdeen Jennifer Lawrenceis introduced hunting a cute little deer — typically movie shorthand for a complete monster.
She has no time for being wistful because she has to survive. This runs right through the film: Lawrence is perfect as Katniss. The violence and cruelty is most explicit in the Hunger Games arena, a vast, synthetic forest where 24 children hunt each other, and the level of brutality is very smartly done.
So Ross cuts around it. If this were real, it slyly asks, would you watch it? When it pops up, it kills the momentum. As thrilling and smart as it is terrifying.
There have been a number of big-gun literary series brought to screen over the past decade. This slays them all.But The Hunger Games, the books and now the film, have inspired a frenzy in the pre-teen set. I'm not exactly sure why. August 21, | Full Review 84%. This is an ICT based research lesson for The Hunger Games - we did this as part of our moving media unit in which the assessment was to write a film review.
Become a member to write your own review. Parent reviews for The Hunger Games. Common Sense says. Intense adaptation is violent, thought-provoking for teens.
Once someone she cares about though passes away, you can see her start to become even more of a fighter in the Hunger Games.
Thats the way I viewed the movie. At one point in the latest film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, one of the masterminds behind an oppressive regime comments that packaging fear along with frivolous news is the best way to keep a population in line.
I couldn’t help but wonder if the filmmakers were admitting to being part of the problem. by Ben Kendrick – on Mar 23, ; in Movie Reviews; While The Hunger Games is not a non-stop fight-to-the-death action film, it succeeds at being something even more interesting.
Following the conclusion of the Harry Potter and Twilight book series, which wrapped-up in and respectively, Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games became the next "big thing" for young adult fiction readers.
Mar 23, · Making a successful Hunger Games movie out of Suzanne Collins' novel required casting the best possible performer as Katniss, and in Jennifer Lawrence director Gary Ross and company have hit the bull's-eye, so to speak%(49).