Movie Review | Hungry, Hungry, Hunger Games

Hunger Games “Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil 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.” What were my thoughts on this phenomenal book turned movie? Let’s find out:

Overall, what did you think?

Before I begin, I just wanted to make it clear that I’m comparing the Hunger Games film to the Hunger Games novel. The book is a great read. Clear storyline, provides enough time for character/relationship developments, and you really get a sense of how the character(s) feel throughout the story. And the twist in the end is just startling.

The books’ minutia is what I was looking forward to most in the film, but when it didn’t come, I was a little disappointed. However, this feeling of underwhelment subsided quickly because I had to realize that there was just too much content in the book to fit in one two and half hour movie – so a lot of things had to be condensed.

Having said that, at face-value, the movie was quite entertaining. #TeamKatniss!

On a scale of 1-5, how would you rate this film?

4 out 5. I enjoyed the film, considering the high standards I have for book-to-movie adapations. I wasn’t floored like I was in the book, but definitely worth the watch in theatres I’d say.

Was the story clear?

If I were to have watched this film with no prior context, then I would have to say yes.

Did you identify with any of the characters?

Katniss and Peeta. Knowing what it means to be hungry, working hard to support your friends and family, and having a distaste for certain things all helped me identity with them, surely.

Did it remind you of any other film?

Hmm…let’s see. Gathering up a bunch of kids and pitting them against each other to the death kind of reminds me of Battle Royale.

Who would you recommend this film to?

Guys: If you want to see a hot chick (see: Katniss) shooting bows some of the time and doing duck lip most of the time, then I recommend you watch the film. Let’s not forget about the ladies: the dapper young fellow in the film (see: Peeta) is easy on the eyes, too. And, surprisingly, fans of the book will most definitely be entertained as well.

Would you buy this movie on DVD?

Honestly, I’d rather buy the books! BUT with the movie releasing soon, my decision may soon change…

What are your thoughts on the movie? We’d LOVE to hear it!

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