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Love And Death: ‘Hunger Games’ Is A Thriller

Promotional movie photo / Murray Close


Jennifer Lawrence, playing Katniss Everdeen,

Josh Hutcherson, playing Peeta Mellark, 


in The Hunger Games



By Yelena Samofalova

HARTFORD, CT – Since it opened in theaters last week, thousands of teens rushed
to see the long-awaited The Hunger Games.
As expected, this awesome book was turned into a pretty amazing movie.            
story centers on a future dystopian society, where 24 teenage “tributes” are
chosen each year to fight to the death on a live television program called The Hunger Games.
main character, Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, takes her
beloved sister Prim’s place in the Games but does everything she can to rebel
against the evil rulers of Panem.
with her fellow tribute, Peeta Mellark, played by Josh Hutcherson, Katniss
tries to show that the Capital doesn’t own them and that they will not just be
pawns in their game.
teenage girls, as usual, are choosing whether Katniss should be with Peeta
Mellark, who she’s been through a lot with, or her best friend from home, Gale
Hawthorne, played by Liam Hemsworth.
personal choice is “team Peeta,” and I think this is the popular decision.
I saw the movie, at first I was completely starstruck and thought it was the
best movie of all time. But when I thought about it further, I realized some of
the flaws.
lack of background music, especially in the first part, leads to some quiet
moments in the theater.
of the actors were well chosen to reflect their characters and were physically
trained for months. I especially enjoyed the smoking hot Hutcherson in the role
of Peeta.
was satisfied with how it followed the events in the book. Some happenings were
cut out or shortened, but otherwise it was accurate.
example, the story of how Katniss got her mocking jay pin, a symbol for her,
was changed to include her sister. A couple other parts from the description of
her life were shortened as well, but most of the scenes of The Hunger
were perfect.
I liked most about the book were the vivid descriptions of the fighting scenes
and of Katniss hunting. These were well incorporated into the movie because the
graphics were amazing and the fighting scenes looking very realistic, even
though it was only rated PG-13.
love story between Katniss and Peeta was portrayed excellently, as well as how
much Katniss loved her sister, Prim. The acting was good in general.
also liked all the advanced technology in the city of Panem, which was
brilliantly shown. There were holograms, screens in the sky, trains that go 200
miles per hour, and much more.
this was a great movie and kids will probably be talking about it for the next
couple of months and then eagerly awaiting the sequel.