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The Hunger Games [2012 film] by Gary Ross

The Hunger Games [2012 film] (2012)

by Gary Ross (Director/Screenwriter), Billy Ray (Screenwriter), Gary Ross

Other authors: Elizabeth Banks (Actor), Woody Harrelson (Actor), Liam Hemsworth (Actor), Josh Hutcherson (Actor), Jennifer Lawrence (Actor)

Series: The Hunger Games movies (1)

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  StMaryResources | May 2, 2017 |
A dystopian government forces teenagers to fight to the death on TV.

I didn't love it, but they did a pretty good job. It's a damn hard book to adapt; a strictly faithful film would be at least three hours long and R-rated. Rather than rushing and forcing everything into the movie Harry Potter style, they chose their priorities and just did what they had time for. What made the cut is plot, a few nice science fiction ideas, and overarching themes of the series. What did not make the cut are most of the character relationships, and any of the trauma. But that's okay; there'll be plenty of time for character development in part 2, and for trauma in part 3.

Concept: A
Story: A
Characters: C
Dialog: B
Pacing: B
Cinematography: D
Special effects/design: B
Acting: B
Music: C

Enjoyment: A

GPA: 2.9/4 ( )
  comfypants | Jan 5, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Ross, GaryDirector/Screenwriterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ray, BillyScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Ross, Garymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Banks, ElizabethActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harrelson, WoodyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hemsworth, LiamActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hutcherson, JoshActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lawrence, JenniferActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the 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. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister's place and must rely upon her sharp instincts when she's pitted against highly trained Tributes who have prepared their entire lives. She must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.… (more)

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