The Hunger Games
What defines power? The ability to rule over a nation where they show a slaughterhouse reality show or the ability to win that contest? Can the richest candidates survive or fall to the senses of the poor tribunes? A lot of questions are raised in one of the biggest movies of the year.
The wait is over and the publicity has done its work. The Hunger Games is finally released to the anticipated audience. I have heard a lot of things about the books that were the basis of the movie. While it has a younger fan base, catering to older teenagers, there are adult fans too. I’ve had the privilege of reading the books. Does the adaptation rise?
For those that have not read the books, here’s what I’ll tell you. The Hunger Games is a dystopian science fiction story, about in the same field as Rollerball and Soilent Green. What all three of these have in common is describe the horror of what out civilization has become. Here, out future is in Panem, Where the richest lives in the capital in District one, and the lower the district, the poorer you were. Living in District twelve is Katness Everdeen, a sixteen-year-old huntress who only cares about her family, and here best friend Gale. They hate their lifestyle, but they take it for what it is.
It time for the latest Hunger Games. This event is the biggest thing in Panem, even though it consists of an event in which the participants (or "tributes") must fight in an outdoor arena controlled by the Capitol, until only one remains. Katness volunteers in place of her sister, and a boy she knows, Peeta, is selected. Both tribunes’ meet new people, travel to the capital, and prepare to a fight to the death.
I will say that there is a lot of buildup to the Hunger Games contest. The movie spends a great deal, establishing the new world and the atmosphere it creates. While that capital looks beautiful, it also feels threatening because you never know what it means to be right and wrong. Any backlash against the capitol could mean death. But death is present everywhere
Things really pick up once the games start. You feel what Katness feels. You feel the danger that she’s going to face. You feel Her fear, her cunningness, and especially her mixed emotions about Peeta. When he reveals his love for Katness, she doesn’t know if she can go through with killing him. Is she willing to become a puppet of the capitol, or will she sacrifice everything to save her friends. You feel a lot of emotions with this story.
The Hunger Games not only met my expectations, but a lot more. Is it original? Not completly, but i really liked what the movie adaptation gave me.
I'll award this four and a half out of five mockingjay pins. If your ready to face to arena, Join Katness Everdeen in an adventure your not going to forget.