I sat down tonight to finally watch the Hunger Games, after reading the incredible novel and waiting to see the much anticipated and hyped up movie. I finally caved to watch it with my son who studied the book in school.
Now at first I will tell you the premise of the story isn’t that great. Kids killing kids for the simple hope of games that are to strive faith in a nation. It’s true that is what this movie is about. The aftermath of a revolution where every year one boy and one girl are chosen for the Hunger Games, a game of wit, sport and the thrill of the hunt to kill one another. There can only be one winner.
Each player (contestant) is drawn to pay tribute to the revolution where men killed men and now that freedom is survived by them all by the games with a winner. But this year — the year a girl who is brave enough to volunteer steps forward is the year everything changes.
I won’t tell you all the details of the movie because that would just spoil the fun. I will say this though… this movie is one you have to see. Katniss Everdeen is the girl on fire (played by Jennifer Lawrence) is outstanding in this film as is the rest of the cast and characters, including Donald Sutherland (Canadian actor) and Woody Harrelson. And boy is this film character driven which I absolutely loved!
The premise might not tickle your fancy but the hope that springs from the danger and corruption is incredible. It lends to human nature, love and support of a group of young people fighting for survival. With two more movies coming, yes this is a trilogy. It will be interesting to see how the story unfolds. And if you haven’t read the books, do so. You won’t be disappointed.
The Hunger Games is now on DVD. You don’t want to miss it!