The Hunger Games

Somehow it feels as though there aren’t that many good films this month.

The media has harped on the Hunger Games bringing more attention to the film.

Set in a post-apocalyptic future, North America is divided into the Capitol and 12 districts where a boy and girl are each selected from the twelve districts to fight until death on live television.

The selfless act of participation comes from Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) when she volunteers to take her younger sixteen year old sister, Prim Everdeen’s (Willow Shields) place. As the mining district’s female representative for the latest match, she teams up with her male pair.

Directed by Gary Ross, the drama has lots of entertaining action and a sci-fi theme with brutal intimidation from the 24 participants trying to eliminate their competition on live broadast to the nation.

Despite some viewers lacking interest, the film somehow earned about $68 million in the US over the weekend from box office sales.

The Hunger Games is the first of a trilogy based on novels by Suzanne Collins. Therefore, there will probably be more films to see in the near future.

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