‘The Hunger Games’ is a classic story of good versus evil
Hannah Breeland, Reporter
March 28, 2012
Filed under Reviews
In a game of life and death, an extraordinary girl with no magical powers or training must find a way to survive. With the world watching, Katniss is challenged with family loyalty and doing whatever it takes to stay alive, even if that means destroying the one person who helped her in her time of need.
In “The Hunger Games” there is a futuristic world where North America is destroyed. In a nation called Panem, there is the Capital and 12 surrounding districts. In the early years, there was a rebellion. The then 13 District rebelled against the capital. The capital regained control, and the 13th District was destroyed.
As punishment, they created the Hunger Games. Every year, each district has to offer up a male and a female called “tributes.” The process in which they are chosen is through a lottery. Once they are chosen, they are taken to the capital where they will fight in an arena to the death.
There is only one winner. The story follows Katniss Everdeen from District 12. She volunteers to take her little sister’s place.
Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss and is the perfect person for the role. She’s as close to what I imagined Katniss would be like. As a big fan of the books, I was very nervous it was going to be a flop, but I find it hard to find something I didn’t like about the movie. There were some small changes and a couple things left out that honestly isn’t as noticeable as I thought.
I think everyone would like it. There was action, romance and good old-fashion good versus evil. To keep it interesting, there were plenty of plot twists that would even have Sherlock guessing. It’s not another Twilight.
Gary Ross the director didn’t make the mistake of making the main theme a love triangle.
Although I would advise not seeing it in IMAX, the action scenes are a little shaky and it’s 10 times worse so it can give one bad migraine. Besides that, the movie is enjoyable.