It’s not often I go into the cinema genuinely not knowing what I’m about to watch, but this is what happened during my relaxing Saturday night stint to the movies to watch the hugely anticipated, The Hunger Games.
I had wanted to read the books but was usually thirsting after Vampires in Twilight instead, however now after witnessing the first feature film adaptation of The Hunger Games, I am craving more and I will be devouring the books as soon as humanly possible!
The Hunger Games is properly amazing, the action is something that hasn’t been seen in what some may categorise such movies as tween flicks, in some time, if ever. The movie apologises for nothing during the all-out blood bath that is witnessed as we watch Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), the tributes for District 12 battle it out against 22 other competitors from the remaining 11 districts who are bigger, better and stronger.
Set in the not-too-distant future, The Hunger Games is a televised event watched by all of Panem – the former North America, which is divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. The Hunger Games are ‘entertainment’ in a way, as all citizens of Panem are required to watch as each participant fights to the death to win the games, which means Katniss’ mother and little sister have to witness the potential very bloody slaughter of their daughter and sister, not to mention Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) who is more than just a friend.
I cannot recommend The Hunger Games enough, and with a thoroughly entertaining supporting cast including Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Rucci, Woody Harrelson and Donald Sutherland, you will not be left disappointed – your hunger will be well and truly satisfied, if not craving a little more futuristic action.