Hunger Games, The (PG-13)

Quicklook Rating★★★½
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synopsis

Sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister's place to enter the games, and is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy when she's pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

MovieGoer Review

In a post-Harry Potter, Avatar and Lord of the Rings world, the descriptors ''sci-fi'' and ''fantasy'' conjure up particular imagery and ideas. The Hunger Games abolishes those expectations, rooting its alternate universe in a familiar real... MORE

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synopsis

Sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister's place to enter the games, and is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy when she's pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

MovieGoer Review

In a post-Harry Potter, Avatar and Lord of the Rings world, the descriptors ''sci-fi'' and ''fantasy'' conjure up particular imagery and ideas. The Hunger Games abolishes those expectations, rooting its alternate universe in a familiar real... MORE