Posts Tagged ‘The Hunger Games’
Greetings everyone! Although it has been a few weeks since its initial release, we here thought it a good idea to continue talking about The Hunger Games. Although The Avengers has taken the world by storm, Suzanne Collins’ movie adaptation still continues to impress with a worldwide gross of $635 million and climbing. Its RottenTomatoes score is a very respectable 84%, so this is a rare summer occasion when critics and audiences seem to agree wholeheartedly. The film’s popularity certainly intrigues us, but what has still been left unsaid about it interests us even more. So rich is the film, we thought, that even with our first Double Review covering a myriad of angles we still have plenty to discuss. Below is the latest Conversation between our writers Cliff Bugle and Marisa Carpico, which we hope you’ll join via the comments section below. For those of you who have been debating internally about going to see The Hunger Games we hope our musings give you the extra incentive you need to give it a go and experience it for yourself.
This is the first of potentially many Double Reviews here at Movie-Thoughts, where both of our contributors believe there is so much to write about a movie that just one review isn’t enough. Our Marisa Carpico offers her analysis first, followed by Clifford Bugle.
Director: Gary Ross
Length: 2 hours 22 minutes
Synopsis: The dystopian country of Panem sits upon the ruins of the United States. In order to keep its citizens under control, it holds an annual televised event where one boy and one girl aged 12-18, called Tributes, are randomly chosen from each of the country’s 12 districts to fight to the death until only one remains. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) of the impoverished District 12 volunteers to take her sister’s place when her name is drawn, and she is joined by a boy named Peeta Mellark (Hutcherson) of the same age. They are whisked to the fabulous wealth of the Capitol where they learn how to compete and survive. But as the Games progress, Katniss’s actions begin to inspire the people of Panem.