The Hunger Games: Movie Review by a Mississauga Chiropractor

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Just watched The Hunger Games (2012), starring Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: First Class), Josh Hutcherson (Journey to the Centre of the Earth) & Wes Bentley (American Beauty)

In a not-too-distant future, North Americahas collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts.  Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem.  The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) young sister, Primrose Everdeen (Willow Shields), is selected as the mining district 12’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place.  She and her male counterpart Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives from the other districts who have trained for this competition their whole lives.

I was really looking forward to this first of three books from the Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins.  There was a lot of hype for this movie and it didn’t disappoint.  In its first weekend, the Hunger Games grossed $155 million world wide, which ranks 3 all-time behind the Dark Knight and Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows Part 2.  I really enjoyed this film, it was a very interesting concept and it was executed perfectly.  Jennifer Lawrence gave a great performance as the underdog archery specialist, as she cunningly used her skills to defeat her barbaric and much stronger opponents.  I’m really looking forward to next year’s Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and the following Hunger Games: Mockingjay, which I heard is going to be split up into 2 films.

Overall, I’d give this movie a 9.5/10 stars.  Definitely check it out when you have a chance… Happy Viewing!!!

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