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The Hunger Games (2012) Movie Information

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403

Avg. Rating:

2.97/4

# of Ratings:

365

Genres:

Drama, Sci-Fi

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

03/23/2012

DVD Release:

08/18/2012

Director:

Gary Ross

Actors:

Jennifer Lawrence
Josh Hutcherson
Liam Hemsworth
Elizabeth Banks
Woody Harrelson
Stanley Tucci

 

 

 

 

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Based on the best-selling novel by Suzanne Collins - in a dystopic future where the United States, now called Panem, is divided into 12 districts, each year the Capital holds the Hunger Games. Two young tributes from each district must fight to the death and viewing is mandatory. When Katniss Everdeen takes her sisters place as a tribute, it will catapult her and fellow tribute Peeta Mellark into a dark, dangerous world where they will have to use every advantage in order to survive. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew 01/10/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

Let the game's begin.the huger games. this movie is based on a book now it's a movie.okay how was this movie well the story is good the acting is good and the story is about 2 districts, each year the Capital holds the Hunger Games. Two young tributes from each district must fight to the death and viewing is mandatory. When Katniss Everdeen takes her sisters place as a tribute, it will catapult her and fellow tribute Peeta Mellark into a dark, dangerous world where they will have to use every advantage in order to survive.

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worleyjamers 06/29/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

The near perfect adaptation that the book deserved. Jennifer Lawrence shows that she truly is a rising star in Hollywood as she gives a flawless performance as heroine, Katniss Everdeen. Elizabeth Banks is surprising great as Effie, and Stanley Tucci solidifies himself as one of the best character actors around and one of the most underrated actors. The Hunger Games was intense and stylish. I loved it!

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Ean Vali 10/15/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

BIG disapointment! The part before the games, where the whole thing is about, is like in the book. the game itself..... TOO SHORT!!!!! The way it was showed it's like half an hour in a pretty zoo. And believe me: it wasn't! Hope there will be a remake soon.

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  Gabe
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09/23/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Just okay

They get 2.5 stars for trying, but what a bad film compared to the book. Major liberties were taken, some for time, which I understand to a certain extent. But some I don't know why. The head gamesmaker played a huge role in the film, he's basically non-existent in the book. This was done so people that didn't read the book could figure out what was going on, but I didn't like it. However, my least favorite part of the film was the musical score. It sounded like a really bad knock-off of the Princess Bride. Except, The Princess Bride was supposed to be cheesy. The makers of this film actually thought that this was a good idea.

This film wasn't bad enough that I would tell you not to see it. But, if you don't want parts of the books to be ruined, then this might be better off l...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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  Lee
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08/11/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Best book to movie adaptation in a while

One of the best book to movie adaptations i have seen in a while!! Nice to hear some of the corwd within the theatre cheer at the end. When i originally heard that they were making the big screen version of this immediatly 'Twilight' came to mind and i cringed thinking although liking the books the movies crapped out. Then the trailers and all the movie clips slowly started to come out making me leery of the cast they had hired. After finally seeing the film it all fell into place and was amazing! The cast was great, Lenny Kravitz in his first big screen role as lead charector Katniss's stylist Cinna. Casting Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen was brilliant as she made us think she was who she was portraying mostly due to her facial expressions etc.

Now i'm thinking of re-reading...

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4/4 

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  smeagol
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08/07/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Its twlight meets battle royale

A bit dissapointing this movie to be honest. its feels like a twlight movie but with a darker concept of young people having to kill eachother in order to win the game.
This film has a similar story to the japanese movie battle royal but that movie is much more real and grapthic and disturbing and leaves this one feeling like a typical waterd down mainstream release.
you dont see much of the killing The start of the killing is ruined by music backing and camera work that is designed for you to not be absorbed into what is actually happening, the lead actress seems to act like nothing matters like she's out for a day at the zoo , ithe romance side of the movie just adds more softness to what already feels very watered down i.e twlight.
its twlight meets battle royale. ok at best.

Rating of
2.5/4 

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  Chris Kavan
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Any guesses for final total gross? I'm thinking $400 million isn't out of the question. It will be interesting to see what kind of hold it has this second weekend - I don't think either Mirror, Mirror or Wrath of the Titans will be able to top it, in fact, it has a good shot for maybe three weeks coming up. My review may not be as glowing as some, but I still recommend watching it if you haven't already.

My guess is is will easily wind up in the top 5 films of the year, and has a shot at breaking the top 3 (Depending on where The Avengers, Dark Knight Rises and Hobbit end up). As far as franchises go, you couldn't have asked for a much better start.

03/29/2012
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  chrisdye   newguy
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want to see this movie so bad i cant wait to see it cant wait till tomorow will be back soon with my review

03/22/2012
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  Alex
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Getting good critical reviews so far...but I will be the judge.
03/18/2012
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  Snoogans
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It seems Hunger Games keeps growing in popularity.  Everyday another friend/family member of mine tells me that they have just read the book and enjoyed it.  I have a feeling this movie is going to produce very high box office numbers.
03/11/2012
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  Chris Kavan
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Hey, it worked for the original Harry Potter - the only reason I went to the original movie was because I heard they were showing a trailer for Star Wars Episode 1... and I ended up buying all the the books (that were available) the next day. Now that's good marketing.
03/09/2012
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