|release date||March 23 2012|
|writer||Suzanne Collins (novel)|
|starring||Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Dayo Okeniyi, Amandla Stenberg, Chris Mark, Jacqueline Emerson, Wes Bentley, Lenny Kravitz, Toby Jones, Stanley Tucci|
|tagline||May the Odds be Ever in your Favor|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisThe Scholastic book, the first of a trilogy, has a "Battle Royale" meets "Running Man" feel to it, tackling contemporary culture by telling the story of an America where the subjugated districts must pay tribute in the form of a boy and a girl who are forced to participate in a televised battle to the death.
Alternate: The pic is set in post-apocalyptic America, Hunger Games introduces 16-year-old heroine Katniss Everdeen, who must participate in a fight-to-the-death annual event called the Hunger Games. The battles are televised, and pit youths from each of the Capitol’s 12 Districts against each other.
Having seen young adult franchise movie-making swallow Bill Condon whole with Breaking Dawn, and witnessing the erosion of western civilization via the lens of audiences that regularly throw billions of dollars at blockbusters that have nothing but contempt for them – I was fully expecting The Hunger Games to be just another swirl in the downward spiral of populist filmmaking that we’ve all been witnessing recently. …Read More