The Hunger Games (2012) Review

The Hunger Games has a lot of potential as franchise that I would watch I can see how it will be popular amongst most people, however this first installment does have flaws in my opinion and I will explain them.The strong points for this movie is that its premise is very good, Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.


The characters are very well portrayed by the actors and are very believable and likeable which is necessary when you are expected to feel sorry about them being chased and killed. The problem I found was that even though they had 2:30 hours they still didn’t show anything from the other competitors which didn’t make any sense to me Because I just didn’t really care what happened to them. The fact that in over two hours they couldn’t have included more fights and less silent scenes which made me think I was watching The Artist baffles me.

Check out the trailer:

The scenes with the TV presenter and the way it portrayed Panem’s culture was very well put together and when it is needed had its funny moments, but the flame coats and the chariot ride just seemed a bit cheesy for me to except but not enough to ruin the movie thankfully.  I look forward to seeing what else comes out of this franchise and that they will improve some of the problems I found with this film.

I will be releasing more reviews and more recent films I have seen in Cinema.

To see more reviews I would recommend the site Rotten Tomatoes:


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