Monday, April 2, 2012

Movie Monday: The Hunger Games

Rating: PG-13
Length: 142 Minutes
Release Date: March 23, 2012
Director: Gary Ross
Writer: Gary Ross/Suzanne Collins
Jennifer Lawrence
Josh Hutcherson
Liam Hemsworth
Woody Harrelson
Based on: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match.

**This review is spoiler free**

This is the time to show them everything. Make sure they remember you.-Haymitch Abernathy

After finally completing the first book in The Hunger Games trilogy, I could not wait to get myself a seat in the theatre and check out the movie. I must say, I was very satisfied!

For a PG-13 rating, I thought they did a wonderful job at portraying the horror that is The Hunger Games. That was one of the main aspects I was worried about, but I was shortly proved wrong. I also loved how they divided up the movie. The beginning we are learning about Katniss, her family, her relationship with Gale. Then we begin to learn about The Hunger Games, the Capitol and the history of all the districts. It was all very well done.

Jennifer Lawrence did an OUTSTANDING job as Katniss. I don't think they could have cast a better person to do the job. There were a few scenes that she displayed the perfect amount of emotion that I had to fight back a few tears. In fact, Katniss was not the only great casting choice. They were all fantastic. Rue and Cinna, Haymitch and Effie, Caeser, Gale...They all did a wonderful job!

When books hit the big screen, although people are excited to see the book come to life. You can sense that everyone is holding their breath. Worried how their favourite characters will be portrayed. What parts will make the movie, and more importantly what parts won't make the movie. Transforming a 300 page book into a movie is not easy, and it's inevitable that some scenes won't make the cut. The Directer/Writers did a great job at picking the book apart and putting it on the big screen. Everything that I loved about the book was in the movie. They even added a few tasteful touches that made the movie so much more enjoyable. Yes, not everything is in the film, but you won't miss out. They delivered just the right amount of the book to it's fans!

Overall, I absolutely loved The Hunger Games. I think everyone who had those initial worries about it's transformation can breath a sigh of relief. I look forward to Catching Fire!

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1 comment:

  1. I loved the movie as well. It was the little things that wasn't in there that I wish they were, but they still made a fantastic movie and overall, I loved it! Thanks for sharing! I posted my review on the movie last week, if you want to check it out.


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