What’s it about?
In a dystopian future society, the ruthless Capitol forces one boy and one girl from each district to fight to the death in an arena as punishment for past uprisings. Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her sister’s place when she is chosen as the District 12 sacrifice.
What did we think?
Liz says: Having missed the bandwagon of The Hunger Games book series, I went into this film completely blind and came out a convert. The film is impressive in its scope and scale, and the alternate world created by the writers is intriguing and imaginatively detailed. The pace of the film never lags and the story had me interested right from the word go. Great performances from a relatively unknown young cast, with some older talent providing a nice anchor: I particularly enjoyed Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy and Lenny Kravitz as the futuristic stylist Cinna.
See the movie. Buy the books. Repeat.