The Hunger Games (2012)
Director: Gary Ross
Writers: Susan Collins, Billy Ray, Gary Ross
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Wes Bentley, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson, Isha Bella Fuhrman / Amandla Stenberg / Willow Shields / Donald Sutherland / Alexander Ludwig / Levin Rambin / Jack Quaid
Genre: Science Fiction / Action / Adventure / Youth / Humanity
Region: United States
Released: 2012-06-14 (Mainland China) / 2012-03-23 (USA)
Length: 142 minutes
Rating: IMDB 7.2 / Rotten Tomatoes 84%
North America was destroyed after a great war. On the ruins of the United States, people built new homes, but the new regime stipulated that the 12 regions under its jurisdiction must pay tribute to young men and women every year to participate in a live TV program “Hunger”. Game” (Hunger Game). The rules of the show are simple – kill or be killed. The younger sister of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence Jennifer Lawrence) was unfortunately selected on “Selection Day” in District 12. To protect her sister, Katniss volunteered to play for her sister. She has to separate from her sweetheart Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), who was also chosen to represent district 12 tribute. enter the game. Although Katniss has been hunting since she was a child, has excellent bow and arrow skills, and can cope with the obstacles in the show, she has to deal with cruel and strong competitors from other regions in the game in order to become the final winner. It must become an inhuman killing machine, which is a great test for her.
The Hunger Games is the first in a trilogy of science fiction for young adults of the same name by American author Suzanne Collins (the other two are Catching Fire and Mockingjay).
“The Hunger Games” is a 2012 science fiction action film directed by Gary Ross and based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth.
Set in a dystopian future, the film follows the story of Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence), a young woman living in one of the poorest districts of a country known as Panem. Every year, the government of Panem hosts the Hunger Games, a televised event in which one boy and one girl from each district are chosen to fight to the death in a massive arena. When Katniss’s younger sister is chosen as a tribute, Katniss volunteers to take her place and enters the Games herself.
“The Hunger Games” received generally positive reviews for its storytelling, performances, and visual effects. The film was a commercial success, grossing over $690 million worldwide. It also spawned a successful franchise, with three sequels, “Catching Fire” (2013), “Mockingjay – Part 1” (2014), and “Mockingjay – Part 2” (2015), which continued to follow the story of Katniss Everdeen and the rebellion against the government of Panem.
The “Hunger Games” franchise has been credited with sparking a new wave of interest in young adult dystopian fiction and has been compared to other successful book-to-film adaptations such as “Harry Potter” and “Twilight”.