Sunday, March 25, 2012
The Hunger Games Review
If you haven't yet been sucked into the series yet, let me briefly explain the premise of this story. It is set in the future where North America has collapsed and been replaced by Panem, which is a country that consists of the capitol and 12 districts. Each year, one boy and one girl ages 12 to 18 are selected from each district to participate in the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games are quite the big thing in which I felt was comparable to the Olympics in our day. Its a televised event that has the whole country watching. What happens is that the 24 participants are placed in a giant arena type thing and they fight to the death. The last survivor is crowned the champion. With that as the background, this movie is about the 74th annual Hunger Games. When 16 year old Katniss Everdeen's 12 year old sister Primrose is selected to represent district 12, Katniss jumps in and volunteers to take her place. The movie is about Katniss trying to survive in this year's Hunger Games. Yes, there is a lot more depth and story to it, but that is all I am going to say right now.
Now if you are coming into this movie with the idea of it being a brainless, high powered action movie, you have the wrong mindset because that is not what this movie is. If you want that type of movie, go rent Mission Impossible 4. The Hunger Games is a movie with a great story line that is quite intense and emotional with an interesting love triangle that is much better than Twilight's joke of a love triangle. Like I said, I have nothing but praise for this near perfect movie that has few flaws. I am giving it a strong 9 out of 10.