THE HUNGER GAMES (2012 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.2|5.0 Starsììì

The Hunger Games—a bit unrealistic, a little boring, too much drama—tries. But it’s, unfortunately, not a ‘best artistic effort’ by any means. The book is better than the movie. The character Katniss Everdeen played by Jennifer Lawrence seems a bit annoying in parts of the film. Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland, however, add their talent to the film and give it stability.

Storyline

Every year two children are chosen from each of 12 districts to fight to the death.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Gary Ross for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Robin Bissell, Suzanne Collins, and Louise Rosner-Meyer for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci), Seneca Crane (Wes Bentley), Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), Primrose Everdeen (Willow Shields), Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth), Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks), Hob Vendor (Sandra Lafferty), Katniss Mother (Paula Malcomson), and Registration Woman (Rhoda Griffis).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The storyline, while complicated, occupies its own place in original story telling.

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