Saturday, April 07, 2012

The Hunger Games

The Suzanne Collins bestseller makes its way to the big screen with much fanfare and a close following from teenagers and adults alike. Set in a murky future where a nation is split in to Districts and ruled by the fist from the Capitol. To show its power, the Capitol picks two young ones from every district and have them to duke it out to the death on live television a la Battle Royal style. The only difference in the year in question is that a young girl, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers in stead of her younger sister. She travels to the Capitol to take part in the bloodbath along with her male counterpart, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) leading to a much predictable climax leaving open a call to revolution against the Capitol. If only Ms. Collins had left out soon to form romantic triangle there might have been some hope for this trilogy. However the only good thing that might come out from the film is a propensity for some teenage girls to emulate Katniss and not some lame ass Disney princess!

Rating: * +

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