The Hunger Games (2012)

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. The world will be watching.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 84% / Audience 81%

8/10

Rated PG-13 2 hr 22 mins

GENRES
Adventure • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION
Gary Ross
CAST
Jennifer Lawrence  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Stanley Tucci

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Jennifer Lawrence Katniss Everdeen
Josh Hutcherson Peeta Mellark
Liam Hemsworth Gale Hawthorne
Stanley Tucci Caesar Flickerman
Elizabeth Banks Effie Trinket
Woody Harrelson Haymitch Abernathy
Willow Shields Primrose Everdeen
Wes Bentley Seneca Crane
Paula Malcomson Katniss' Mother
Toby Jones Claudius Templesmith
Amandla Stenberg Rue
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