Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place in the Hunger Games, a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
Title :The Hunger Games (2012)
Release : 14 June 2012
Genre :Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Stars :Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
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The Hunger Games (2012) review
“The Hunger Games” is set in a dystopian future where teenagers between the ages of 12 and 18 (24 total, two from each of the fictional Panem’s twelve districts) are forced each year to fight to the death as a ritualistic form of television entertainment.
This film’s violence may turn off a lot of parents, who might assume that less graphic fare, such as the “Twilight” series, might be more fitting entertainment for their teenagers. However, “The Hunger Games” is easily (and perhaps ironically) one of the best movies for teenagers of 2012.
The main character, Katniss (played by the incredibly talented Jennifer Lawrence), is a wonderful role model for young girls. She is physically and mentally sharp and adept. While she has a pleasant relationship with a boyfriend, her life is primarily focused on providing for her family. To put it simply, given the choice, most parents would rather have their teenage daughters emulate Katniss than Bella from “Twilight.”
There is a lingering joke in K-12 English education that boys won’t read stories about girls, but girls will read stories about boys; therefore, most stories are written with dominant male characters (e.g., it’s Harry Potter, not Harriet Potter). One of the most surprising things about this book and film is that both boys and girls seem to really enjoy this story centered around a strong female character (personally, I noticed about a 50/50 male-to-female ratio in the movie theater, as opposed to 95% female for a “Twilight” showing). And personally, I think it’s high time that our daughters had heroines in the popular media who aren’t obsessed with dating and looks. “The Hunger Games” is rated 6/10 because it has no content-area educative value; but as a great film to let your not-too-squeamish teenager see, it’s easily a 9/10. Additionally, Stanley Tucci is incredible in this film.