The Hunger Games review
“Jennifer Lawrence stars as 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, a citizen of the totalitarian post-apocalyptic country of Panem, formerly the United States. Every year, the all-powerful ruling agency known as the Capitol selects one boy and one girl from each of Panem’s 12 impoverished rival districts to fight to the death on live national television in a contest known as ‘The Hunger Games’, in which the winner is given food to feed their entire district for a year. When her younger sister Primrose (Willow Shields) is selected as a contestant, Katniss steps up to take her place in the match. Under the tutelage of inebriated former champion Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson), Katniss goes into training for the fight of her life.”
Both the book and the film are much deeper and much more ambitious than any other young adult film of this day and age, this film shows how society is manipulated into thinking what the government wants them to think through them and the media, but in a much more entertaining way and more engaging to teenagers.
In “The Hunger Games” in Panem a country divided in to twelve Districts remaining under the control of the Capitol. There was once thirteen Districts, but when they rebelled against the central power, the Capitol destroyed completely the District 13 with all its population and then defeated and submitted again the twelve others. In order to remind to its subjects how absolute is its power, the Capitol claims a yearly tribute – one girl and one boy of ages from 12 to 18 from every District. The tributes are then send to an arena and forced to fight, until only one remains alive. This yearly event is called the Hunger Games and it is shown live on TV to all the population of Panem. This film tells the story of what happened at the 74th edition of Hunger Games.
The two tributes in the weaker, poorer district (12) are Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) make the games very different this year.. Actors were selected very carefully and they perform extremely well. The two leading roles of Peeta and Katniss fit into there roles very well as though they were made for them. With both very complicated characters to play they did a very good job in being accurate representations of them.
I also absolutely adored the using of the cameras. In some moments of this film we have the impression of going after the characters with a camera, even as though we were in the games with them. During the games they are very dramatic with lots of twists and turns, they are deadly and brutal with not much gore because of the age rating. This film is one what everybody can enjoy and learn from.