Director: Gary Ross
Writers: Gary Ross and Suzanne Collins
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark) and Liam Hensworth (Gale) Woody Harrelson (Haymitch) and Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket)
Based on the novel 'The Hunger Games' by Suzanne Collins
OK, most of you know what The Hunger Games is aboutm, but for those of you who have been living under a ROCK for the past two years, here's a short synopsis:
Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match.
OK, OMG. I wasn't expected to be blown away by The Hunger Games, having disliked the book, but I sort of HAD to see it anyway, cause, y'know, it's The Hunger Games! And as I said already, OMG. It was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, there is no other word to describe it! It was SO MUCH better than the books! It didn't make me cry, to be fair, but it was really emotional! Rue. :( It had everything I could have asked for, an amazing cast, brilliant acting, fantastic special effects, loads of action and general all-round EPICNESS!!! I am DEFINITELY going to have another crack at reading the book now!
Jennifer Lawrence made a wonderful Katniss. She was so convincing in her role. I just loved her! When I first heard about the casting of Josh Hutcherson as Peeta and Liam Hemsworth, I didn't like it AT ALL. I thought the roles should be switched, Liam as Peeta and vice versa. But while I still think they would have been good in their opposite roles, they were both brilliant. All of the actors were! I'm sorry, I don't know what else to say, they were just all fab :)
The Hunger Games is a superb, exciting movie, one of my absolute favourites! Possibly the best I've seen all year! It's an action packed thrill fest, and I would have no problem recommending it! Please go see it - you are missing out otherwise!
I hope you liked my first ever movie review! Have you seen The Hunger Games? Did you like it as much as I did? And speaking of movies, HOW excited am I for Now Is Good next month!!!! Click to see the awesome trailer here.