The Hunger Games

Saturday, March 31, 2012

You've probably read the trilogy with a movie blockbuster released recently. I haven't read the book yet but I found the title rather interesting & the fact that there's an eye candy - Liam Hemsworth in the movie which have drawn me to watch it. Reading rave reviews about Jennifer Lawrence's previous performance in movies such as Winter's Bone & seeing her depicting the character, Mystique in X-Men: First Class gave me further assurance that the movie shouldn't bore me to death.

Indeed the 2 hour movie was a bit too lengthy but the movie was awesome in its own way. Jennifer Lawrence did a great job portraying the protagonist, Katniss Everdeen. Gale Hawthorne, played by Liam Hemsworth plays a small role in this movie & apparently will have more screen time in the next 2 sequels. Nevertheless, the plot is engaging because it touches on politics & feminism - topics that we can strongly relate to today.

I won't give out any hint on the movie because you really should go watch it. Fret not about not having read the book before watching the movie as the plot is pretty straight forward. For me, I'm not rushing out to grab the books but I'm certainly looking forward to the sequel, Catching Fire which is reportedly scheduled for release in November 2013. =)

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