Originally posted 2015-07-11 16:25:48.
Title: The Hunger Games
Director: Gary Ross
Release Date: March 23, 2012
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 142 minutes
- Jennifer Lawrence
- Josh Hutcherson
- Liam Hemsworth
- Elizabeth Banks
Kid Friendly Rating: Very little language (mostly damn or hell), one of the main characters is often seen drinking and/or appears drunk, two teens kiss, lots of violence between children (both from other children and the Gamemakers). Recommended 13+. Click here for the Parent Rating Guide!
Personal Rating: 4 out of 5
In a dystopian future, the totalitarian nation of Panem is divided into 12 districts and the Capitol. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal retribution for a past rebellion, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors while the citizens of Panem are required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’ young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. Written by Suzanne Collins
Katniss Everdeen: I volunteer! I volunteer! I volunteer as tribute!
Effie Trinket: [pause] Uh… I believe we have a volunteer.
[Katniss suddenly stabs a knife into the table between Haymitch’s thumb and forefinger]
Effie Trinket: [gasps] That is mahogany!
Haymitch Abernathy: I don’t know how else to put this: Make sure they remember you.
Fun Fact: Because of how the pedestals were arranged and spaced apart in the field, there are only 20 of them at the cornucopia instead of 24.
Final Thoughts: I was in the mood to watch some Hunger Games a few days ago! I read the books before I saw the movies and I have to say there are times when I enjoyed some of the turns the movies took that differed from the novels. The fact that the movies are not just from Katniss’ view alone like the books are, really helped progress the story and let us see the other side of peoples thoughts. Seeing all of what happened on film was also great. I enjoy when I get to see a book I love come to live on screen. This is a book that was written for young adults and the movie pretty much stays true to that. I feel that a child about the age of 13 would be fine to see this movie.
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