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THE HUNGER GAMES movie review
April 11, 2012James F Byrnes Freshman Academy
The movie The Hunger Games is based on a novel by Suzanne Collins.
It is set in a futuristic world in the country of Panem. Panem consists of 13 districts and the Capital, the Capital controlling the districts.
In punishment for a rebellion against the Capital, District 13 was wiped out and now the rest of the districts have to participate in the Hunger Games. To participate, the 12 districts each have to present two tributes, a boy and a girl between the ages of 12 and 18, to fight to the death in a gigantic arena that could contain any biome on earth.
The story starts in District 12 with a young girl named Katniss Everdeen on the day of the reaping (when the capital draws names from a bowl to choose the tributes). Katniss, since her father died in a mine explosion, has had to provide for her family by sneaking out of the district boundaries and hunting with her whole-made bow and arrow.
Her family consists of her mom and her little sister, Primrose (Prim for short). Prim is 12 years old this year, and it is her first reaping. When it is almost time for the reaping, Katniss gets dressed in a dull blue dress. Then she and Prim set out for the reaping.
When it is time to draw the names, Effie Trinket (the person drawing the names) reaches in the girl’s bowl first and draws Prim’s name. After doing this Katniss volunteers instantly to replace her sister and is pulled on stage. The next name is Peeta Mellark. Katniss and Peeta then get shipped to the Capital, enjoying the many treats along the way. Then finally the time comes for the games.
I have read the book myself and the movie was pretty much true to the book, if you do not include a few minor parts that were left out.
The only thing that I remember was added was a small part towards the beginning, which provided comic relief.
The movie is great because of the intense action and strong storyline. I would rate it higher than Twilight.