Set in the future, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen is living with her mother and little sister in what's left of North America, in one of 12 districts all being run by the Capitol. Despite mastering the skill of hunting and trapping edible plants, Katniss still struggles to keep her family from going hungry.
Each year, the names of all residents between the ages of 12 and 18 are entered into a lottery and two names, one girl and one boy, are chosen at random from each district to compete in the televised Hunger Games. The 24 children must try to kill each other off and the last one standing is rewarded by the Capitol with a feast of food.
When her little sister's name is selected, Katniss steps up to take her place in the deadly competition.
Based on the first novel of Suzanne Collins' bestselling "The Hunger Games" trilogy.
one of those movies that annoys from beginning to end. why was this even shot in imax??
the movie was great and i look forward to the continuing story. i could not help thinking though how the industry (and writers) have run out of genuinely unique plots. this movie is a blending of the running man (contestants fight to the death for the enjoyment of others), the truman show (the hunger games take place in a totally controlled environment) and ed tv. still though, i would go back as the movie reveals where we as a society are headed.
AMAZING MOVIE... missed a couple of parts but mostly got the main parts which is what matters. I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL CATCHING FIRE!!!!