What’s It About?
In a futuristic version of North America called Panem, two teenagers from each of the twelve geographic districts are annually sent to the Capitol to participate in a televised death match until only one survives.
Short Review: 100 Words or Less (no spoilers)
This is the first and the best film in The Hunger Games series. Strong story, excellent characters, awesome hero, gripping setting, cool visuals… a lot of good stuff here. The story itself is captivating, and Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson were both perfectly cast to bring this material to life. I enjoyed Suzanne Collin’s original novel very much and I think that the book provides a fuller and more emotional story, but the film is still very good and can definitely stand on its own. Also, I’m not ashamed to say it: I’m Team Peeta all the way.
Final Grade: A-
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