Year of release: 2012
Director: Gary Ross
Writers: Garry Ross, Billy Ray (screenplay); Suzanne Collins (novel & screenplay)
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, etc.
Technically, from Jennifer Lawrence’s acting talent to Lenny Kravitz ‘s gold eyeliner, this movie is OK. The weird part is the substance of this story, a story which targets young adults as its primary audience. It has the potential to inspire, and, as it was proven, to become widely liked, but… it is a dystopia after all. The main characters are not motivated by much else than the instinct of survival, fear and rage. They are sacrificed by a society of poor powerless victims at the disposal of their rich suppressors. Teenagers fighting to the death as part of a yearly punitive event that entertains rich and poor alike… Is franchises of gloom what young people today deserve/need? What about more positive visions, do they get enough of those?
It holds your attention.
The object of the attention is not always worth it.
Would I see it again? – Not very soon. I’d rather see the sequel(s)… just because.
My Rating (1 to 10): 8
Recommended: Yes, why not 🙂
I saw this idea on Twitter and I agree: instead of buying books like “The Hunger Games”, you’d better feed a hungry child – not as a type of boycott, but as a contribution to a better future, so that our world doesn’t become too… dystopian.