The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 11239

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 4

Theatrical Release Date: 11/17/2023

Language: English

Genre: Action, Drama

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Francis Lawrence

Actors: Tom Blyth, Hunter Schafer, Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage, Laurel Marsden, Jason Schwartzman

Plot: The 10th Annual Hunger Games are about to begin and for 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow, he sees a chance to change his family's fortunes when he is chosen as a mentor. But rather than a person from his own district, he is charged with teaching a headstrong, rebellious girl from the impoverished 12th District. Despite their difference, he soon finds himself enthralled, but with the devious Dr. Volumnia Gaul and hardened Casca Highbottom in charge, those emotions are used against him. -- Chris Kavan

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Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/26/2023

This prequel to the original Hunger Games trilogy follows a young Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth) decades before becoming the ruler of Panem. Far from the action-driven direction the original films took, this one is more dramatic, more romantic and while it works most of the time, it does seem to drag at times (especially the last act) and could have used a little more kick.

The film is divided into three parts - part one finds Snow, looking forward to winning his school's big prize (and the money is comes with) as his family, Tigris (Hunter Schafer) and his grandmother (Fionnula Flanagan) put on a good show but are woefully short of cash. He has made some friends in school, including the rebel-leaning Sejanus Plinth (Josh Andrés Rivera), who comes from a powerful family. But the Hunger …

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