Monday, March 26, 2012

Movie Review: The Hunger Games

Sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister's place to enter the games, and is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy when she's pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

The Hunger Games
Released: 2012
Runtime: 182 mins
Rating: 4/5 stars
Buy: Not Available Yet

Well if you don't know what Hunger Games is, you are probably living under a rock..i mean it's everywhere! So yeah...Anyway, i was waiting long for this movie to come out and even i read the books just so i know the real thing before the movie. If you haven't read my reviews, you should know that i was never really big fan of the books. I was sure it will be one of those times for me, where i like the movie more than the book.

On the movie now. It was fantastic. I can't see how the fans of the books won't like it. It was one of the best adaptions i have seen in my life. The director put all his care in this movie and you could see it - or maybe because Suzanne Collins (the author) was part of the production team. He understood the book before making a movie about it, and that's why the movie turned out good.And yay for not turning the movie, into a love story. From the scenes that were picked to be put in, to the music, the special effects, the actors. All were so well done for me. Only Peeta left a little out of place. I don't know if it's just me because only the previous week i saw Josh in Journey 2 and i had his role in there, fresh in my mind or it was for everyone like that.

I can only mention 2 negative things for the movie. One, was the fact that i was expecting to be more exciting. The games at the book were more alive. You were getting anxious like crazy, but the movie felt predictable and not because i knew what would happen. And the second thing, were small details that weren't explained about the districts, the games, the war...seriously.. i don't even know how many people asked me what the "3 finger farewell move" was and stuff like that.

So yeah it was good. The fans of the book will love it. The rest people, will like it but maybe not so much. The boys would probably want a little more violence or excitement (let's just say i had like 3-4 boys telling me to watch "Battle Royale" a japanese movie which is a lot like Hunger Games but way more violent). But in general, there is no doubt it's one of the good ones.

Next movie is scheduled for November 2013.

P.S: Did you guys know that "Peeta" in Greek is pronounced the word pie? :P
P.S.1: Rue's death was the most beautiful scene in the movie. Amazing really! Btw, here is "Rue's whistle song" for you to listen ^^

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone), Josh Hutcherson (Bridge To Terabithia), Liam Hemsworth (The Last Song), Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada), Elizabeth Banks (Spiderman), Wes Bentley (Ghost Rider), Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan), Alexander Ludwig (The Seeker), Donald Sutherland (Pride & Prejudice), Leven Rambin (Wizards of Waverly Place, Sarah Connor Chronicles), Toby Jones (Harry Potter), Woody Harrelson (Zombieland)


The Hunger Games - Hunger Games
The Hunger Games - Catching Fire
The Hunger Games - Mockinjay


  1. Honestly I find the movie and story EXREMELLY overrated. I mean ok yeah it was a good movie, but I think it was just NOT worth of all the attention and advertisement.It was predictable, a bit too emotional (I mean, its called the hunger games. They were literally starving to death. Put a person in that position he would kill his grandmother for a steak. Its instincts pure and simple). Also its not a senario that is new to me. If you have read sci fi books or played sci fi games you know that the whole "death arena" thing is something overused and overplayed, and as far as that went I found it was a poor job in how they made the whole deal in terms of the situation of the world.

    On the other side the games as an idea and how they were portrayed was interesting. I like how they showed exactly how powerless the people were kept and the politics behind those "games", however I would have liked more in depth info on that instead of just putting it in the backround.

    Also I hate love triangles.

    1. There is no love triangle....At least in that movie....

    2. I should have put your opinion in the review as a person who hasn't read the books...

      And it's amazing what advertisement can do right? You can sell everything as something super wow fantastic!

    3. Actually in the book you see that Katniss thoughts are between Gale and Peeta. Not in an annoying level, but she thinks of both them.

  2. Haha!! Well, I agree with you....And I think that all of us sitting close to you asked you about the farewell movement....And I knew from the start how Peeta's name was pronouncing, but I haven't thought about it much, until Johnny started making all those comments....

    1. I know! I haven't thought about it either. Now he mentioned it and i laugh every time XD

  3. well i like a souvlaki Peeta with chicken and tzatziki and extra fries please.


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