Movie Review – The Hunger Games(2012)


The Hunger Games is a science fiction adventure movie released on March 12, 2012. It is directed by Gary Ross and based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. It is produced by the famous Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik. The film features Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark being the lead actors. The movie was developed by Lions Gate Entertainment and Color Force as a result of a co-production agreement. The budget of this movie was $78 million and it made $691,247,768 on box office.

In the nation of Panem, which consists of 12 districts, is ruled by a wealthy Capitol. As a punishment for a past rebellion and as a way to demoralize the districts, each year “The Hunger Games” is organized by the Capitol in which each district must provide a 12-18 year old girl and a boy called as “Tributes” in the movie. All the tributes are executed in a vast arena where they must fight to death and only one of them, whoever it may be, survives and achieves fame and wealth.
As The Hunger Games begin, Katniss is partnered by Peeta Mellark, a boy her age from the same village as the male tribute. He soon expresses his love for Katniss publicly.
Most of the tributes die in the beginning of Hunger Games but Katniss manages to survive by staying away from them. But soon it is officially announced that there has been a change in rules and now they’ll have two winners instead of one, but they have to be from the same district, upon which Katniss starts searching for her Partner Peeta. She finds him wounded, but these wounds are soon healed. They manage to be the last survivors but again, the rules are changed and it is announced that now, only one victor is allowed. Katniss convinces Peeta to perform a double suicide by ingesting poison. As soon as they are about to ingest poison, rules are again changed and both of them are crowned as victors.

Mechanics of the Movie:-
The movie was thrilling at various points but it was also predictable at some points, ruining the concept of climax. The cast was very wisely chosen. Each actor of the movie gave the best of their abilities. The movie wasn’t much conceptual at many scenes and 3D animated beasts could have been better and realistic. The Cameras captured the scenes from many angles and it sometimes made it unable to watch some scenes clearly.

Overall, the movie was entertaining and thrilling. The story makes it worth watching. It could have been improved more but still it wasn’t bad. I loved the movie and would definitely recommend it.