Happy Hunger Games and may the odds be ever in your favor.
The much loved book has finally been adapted into a much anticipated movie, opening up as the third biggest opening weekend in movie history with $155 million; only behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and the Dark Knight. The movie stared Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, this movie was 2.3 hours of nonstop fun and excitement.
A boy and a girl are selected by the Capitol from twelve districts, once chosen they must fight to survive. It’s a game of kill or be killed. Katniss takes the place of sister, so to save her of having to go through this event at such a young age. Katniss is joined by Peeta, the boy from her district, together they head to training before the Hunger Games. Their biggest challenge comes from district 2, Cato played by Alexander Ludwig.
The movie is filled with stars like Lenny Kravits, Cinna, and Donald Sutherland, President Snow, this movie doesn’t disappoint in any form. For those fans that have read the books by Suzanne Collins will see that the movie is a very close adaptation, one of the closest book adaptations ever. If you have not read the book don’t worry, the screenplay does a very good job of having everyone understand exactly what the Hunger Games are about without the questions.
J. Lawrence’s work of the girl on fire should be raved; she took a tough role and made it look effortless, Hutcherson pulled off a believable job as Peeta as well. However as good as they were individually they were not as great together, the chemistry was a little bit off between the two. That was the smallest flaw in a phenomenal movie.
To summarize this review: Miss the Hunger Games and miss the movie of the year.