The Hunger Games: Review

I watched this film a couple of weeks ago now so this will be a short five point summary rather than a full-blown analysis…

1. The film is good. The overarching plot is gripping and encompasses several themes; love, war, friendship, poverty, celebrity, the brutality of human nature etc. In short it’s a high quality melting pot; a hybrid of awesomeness, if you will.

2. The characters are interesting. Protagonist Katniss Everdeen, played by the smokin’ hot Jennifer Lawrence, is seriously cool. I now want to learn how to use a bow and arrow. And speaking of hotties, Liam Hemsworth is super fine also. Must run in the family.

Katniss Everdeen The Hunger Games

Don't mess with me, bitches. (image: sheknows.com)

3. The Hunger Games contains an explosive cocktail of historical, cultural and literary influences. If you like Gladiator, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Lord of the Flies, The Truman Show or Big Brother, then you will probably like this film.

4. The Hunger Games makes you think, which I didn’t really expect. Then again, given that the film is set in a post-apocalyptic dystopia, it’s hardly surprising that it gives you so much food for thought.

5. And finally, The Hunger Games, as the title may suggest, is EXCITING. Its action-packed, prey-hunting scenes are reminiscent of Jurassic Park (I & II, obv, the third one sucked) while the awesome graphics, wicked outfits and cool sci-fi shiz are all a delight to watch.

Summary: Go see the film, immediately if not sooner.

The Hunger Games

Am I overdressed?