Friday, March 23, 2012

In Theaters : THE HUNGER GAMES (2012)

Official Synopsis : Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Drama

Critical Response : Positive.
  • Rated 87% on Rottentomatoes from 155 fresh and 24 rotten reviews (average score: 7.2 out of 10).
  • Scored 68 out of 100 on Metacritic (35 positive, 7 mixed, 1 negative).

More Details : 

  • Starring : Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Wes Bentley, Stanley Tucci, Lenny Kravitz.

  • Director : Gary Ross ("Seabiscuit", "Pleasantville").

  • Screenplay : Gary Ross ("Seabiscuit", "Pleasantville"), Suzanne Collins, Billy Ray ("State of Play"), based on the novel by Suzanne Collins.

  • Running Time : 142 min.

  • Rating : PG-13 for intense violent thematic material and disturbing images - all involving teens.

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