Monday, 2 April 2012

The Hunger Games

Went to see the Hunger Games last week. I haven't read any of the books so wasnt sure what to expect, but from all the reviews the plot sounded intriguing.

It's set in the future where a revolution has divided a country into poverty stricken districts. To make sure noone ever forgets the violence and revolts of the those revoultions, one girl and one boy from each district must take part in the Hunger Games each year. The Hunger Games is a barbaric televised fight for survival between the children chosen until only one remains alive who is pronounced the lone victor.

The narrative sounds shocking and disturbing but the film is only a 12A so the violence of children killing one another has been toned down to only showing limited amounts of blood shed, however the sound of a cannon announcing the death of each contestant does chill the blood.

The film is really good and does send a well needed warning about how reality tv could develop into something hideous. The story really makes you feel for the characters and keeps you in suspense for the second part. Definately worth a watch.

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