The Hunger Games

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Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. 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 world will be watching.

Directed by: Gary Ross

Who Stars in The Hunger Games

Jennifer Lawrence
Katniss Everdeen

Jennifer Lawrence

Josh Hutcherson
Peeta Mellark

Josh Hutcherson

Liam Hemsworth
Gale Hawthorne

Liam Hemsworth

Woody Harrelson
Haymitch Abernathy

Woody Harrelson

Elizabeth Banks
Effie Trinket

Elizabeth Banks

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz


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Review for The Hunger Games

Author: CharlesTheBold

A powerful movie that crosses several genres. From various post-apocalyptic movies we are shown the world after a worldwide disaster that has destroyed our civilization and left a more brutal one. From Spartacus the idea of gladiator games, with the added horror that these "fighters" are children who are presumably too naive to put up any resistance to the regime. From 1984 we have futuristic technology which can monitor anything the victims do, giving them no privacy in their last moments. But the originality is in the heroine -- a tomboy determined to stay alive without losing her integrity. How can she keep herself and her friends alive in a fight when only one victim will be allowed to leave the arena intact, and an entire decadent empire is arrayed against her? This part was given to Jennifer Lawrence, who impressed audiences so well that she inspired numerous later action heroines -- Tris in DIVERGENT, Wonder Woman, Arya Stark, and others

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2 hr 22 mins

$ 75,000,000.00 (Estimated)

$ 691,210,692.00 (USA)

$ 616,210,692.00 (Estimated in USA)


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