The Hunger Games
Ok, so on Wednesday, Orange Wednesday, I saw ‘The Hunger Games’. This was the fourth time I’d been to the cinema in 2 weeks – I know right! So I guess it was gonna have to be pretty good to make an impression over the other great films I saw. Well it did.
This film was cool. Having seen all the hype on Twitter and everybody talking about it’s release, and not actually having any idea what it was, I decided to read a brief synopsis and see what was going on. Well, I read the whole plot so I knew what was going to happen. Don’t do that. It was an accident and really didn’t help me feel the tension and suspense in the film. Avoid spoilers. Always.
So anyway it was released last week and made $153m in it’s first weekend. Whaaaaa?! I know, thats a lot o’ monayy. Set in the future of Northern America, all land has been divided into 12 districts and the Capitol which holds power over the nation. As punishment for a previous rebellion, each year, each of the districts will have 2 contestants, chosen by lottery, put forward to compete in ‘The Hunger Games’. These 2 contestants will be 1 boy and 1 girl, between the ages of 12 and 18; but this ain’t no kids game show. This film shows the story of Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark as they go on to the Capitol to train and eventually take part in The 74th Annual Hunger Games alongside 22 others whereby only 1 will come out alive…
You follow their story as they are chosen, trained to fight and battle to survive in the Hunger Games arena; you see the action, feel the fear and watch friendships form as they struggle to stay alive amongst some pretty lethal contestants and heartless acts of cruelty from the games’ controllers. And as if that wasn’t enough, the whole ordeal is being broadcast live to the public across the country! – And I thought the X Factor was bad. Still, ratings, ratings ratings!
I did really like this film, but it definitely didn’t help that I knew the ending so don’t be an idiot and read the plot. I recommend that you go and see it, even if its just so that you don’t feel left out when everybody else is talking about it!
Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favour!