Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match.
Release Year: 2012
Rating: 8.1/10 (13,331 voted)
Critic's Score: 68/100
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Storyline In a not-too-distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss' young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.
Writers: Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins
Cast: Stanley Tucci
Sandra Ellis Lafferty
(as Sandra Lafferty)
Propaganda Film Tribute
(as Sandino Moya-Smith)
On February 22nd, four weeks before The Hunger Games' release, Lionsgate began selling advance tickets. Not only did the ticket sales break the one-day record originally held by
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, but also accounted for 83% of the ticket sales of the day.
When Prim is going to her group of 12-year olds, the pin is on her left, but when she is called as tribute, it is on her right.
Okay, listen to me, you're stronger than they are. You are. They just want a good show, that's all they want. You know how to hunt. Show them how good you are.
The Hunger Games
caught an early private screening with my brother and... wow...
i couldn't have been more excited to see the movie after reading the
hunger games trilogy and it didn't disappoint AT ALL!!! it definitely
stayed true to the books (with some minor changes that actually
worked). the fight scenes were unbelievable and ruthless (woo, blood
and full on scenes- no sneaky camera-work to hide the brutality.
definitely pushed the pg13 rating!). fantastic acting by the whole
cast. i couldn't have been more pleased with this movie! definitely
recommend seeing it (and reading the series) fans will be surprised and