Thursday, 29 March 2012

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games
The idea of this story is to remember the war and ensure that never happens again, each district will select one girl and boy to fight to the death. Of course district 12 is the poor district and it is generally an underdog story with a stark resemblance to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Running Man.

I felt I was watching the director’s cut. This film is too long and too boring. (If I am looking at my watch you know it is not a good sign!).

I like the costumes and sets but the story is weak and goodness knows how people will watch three of these films (there are three books).

Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen and is almost in every scene of the film. She is likeable but I think it would work better if there was more character development of the
other people in the film.

In short, this is not a good film. I cannot face seeing it again although my son wanted to see it. If you pay to see a film more than once you know you are going to make your money back. If you can’t face it you are missing a trick.

Verdict: So unless you wish to lose 142 minutes of your life, go hire the Running Man instead!


  1. Take away the hullabaloo surrounding the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling young adult book and what you have is an absorbing film with a dire premise that stands pretty much on its own. Lawrence is also the stand-out here as Katniss and makes her seem like a real person rather than just another book character brought to life on film. Good review Jas.

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