The Hunger Games

release date:March 23, 2012
Saturday August 18, 2012 (dvd)
genre:Action
running time:142 min.
director:Gary Ross
studio:Alliance Films
producer(s):Jon Kilik, Nina Jacobson
screenplay:Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, Billy Ray
cast:Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Wes Bentley, Toby Jones, Alexander Ludwig, Isabelle Fuhrman, Amandla Stenberg
inspiration:Suzanne Collins
Current Tribute rating: Current rating: 3.47    Rate Movie     User Reviews

The Hunger Games Movie Synopsis

Set in the future, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen is living with her mother and little sister Prim in what's left of North America, in one of 12 districts all being run by the Capitol. Despite mastering the skill of hunting with a bow and arrow, 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 Prim'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.

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  The only thing worse would be a sequel.

  not nearly as good as the book (no real shocker there...are they ever) but i really enjoyed it! one pretty big difference between the ending of the book and movie though.

  good movie