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December 14, 2013

Movie Review: The Hunger Games!

Good day, folks! :3
I knew it's been a long time, a really looooooooooooooong time since I last wrote a movie review, right?
And I know it's maybe a little too late to review this movie since it's a last year movie. But then I think it's ok because it's a real good movie so yeah I decided to write it here hwehehehehehe. Keep reading!


I don't know if it's a coincidence or not but the last time I wrote a movie review, one of the actresses in the movie was Jennifer Lawrence and she also played on The Hunger Games, too.

The movie is adapted from Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games novel. It's a story of life in an unknown future, in a country named Panem, which is governed by Capitol, and has twelve districts (each district holds a job of producing things for the country, like district 12 is a coalmine district).

In District 12, there's a 16 year old girl named Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), who lives with her mother (Paula Malcomson) and sister, Primrose (Willow Shields). She has a longtime friend, Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth).

Panem has an annual event called The Hunger Games, where every district sends down a girl and a boy aged between 12-18 to play in the game. It's a kind of life-survival game. In the Reaping (where each district chooses the boy and the girl by lottery), Primrose is chosen. Because Katniss loves her so much, she decides to volunteer as a Tribute. She becomes the tribute along with Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), a baker's son, a guy who's secretly has a cruush on her. When in Capitol, they prepare for the game with the help of their mentor, Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson) and their stylist, Cinna (Lenny Kravitz).

At the D-day, Haymitch's farewell advice is to not take anything from Cornucopia, including food supply and weapon and just run to higher place and find water source. When the game is on, Peeta runs while Katniss is still in doubt whether to take anything with her or not. More than five tributes killed at that time, so Katniss picks a backpack and runs.

Katniss mostly lives on trees and then she sees the Careers (tributes from District 1 and 2 who almost win the Games because they are trained) and decides to run. Almost passing the border, the Capitol decides to make it a bit heavier for her by  burning the trees she's around. She got hurt on her leg and looks so miserable that Haymitch helps her by dealing with the Sponsors to give gift to her to heal the wound.

In short, Katniss is found by the Careers, Peeta is with them, making Katniss thinks that he's a traitor. Katniss then gathered with Rue, little girl from District 11, who is later killed by Marvel, member of the Careers. Katniss is so frustrated by Rue's death and she decides to make a little funeral for Rue by putting flowers on Rue's chest. Panem people who watch the Game starts to support Katniss because she voiced their hearts. 

At the morning, the Capitol announces that there can be two victors, only f they're from the same district. Katniss then looks out for Peeta. Peeta is found near the river, camouflaging his face with sand. He got hurt on his leg, because of sword's blade. Katniss then brings him to a cave where she takes care of him, to make him feel better and also to gain attention for the people. But Peeta thought she was sincere.

Finally it's just the two of them who survive. But Capitol cancelled the previous rule and imposes a new rule that there can only be one victor. Not wanting to kill one or another, Katniss and Peeta decide to suicide but are later stopped by the Capitol who then announce that Katniss and Peeta are the victors of The 74th Hunger Games.

When returning back home, Peeta asks Katniss what will they do after this. Katniss says they'd better forget it but Peeta doesn't want to forget.


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So That's the end of the movie. I hope I'm not giving a spoiler to those of you who haven't watched it tho :p
Anw it's such a great movie!!!!
Jen Law's act was terribly good. And Josh's too eventhough I found him not concetrating when acting (or maybe it's just me who thought his acts weren't the way I wanted them to be).
I love the chemistry they both build that I feel so connected by the movie hahahaha lebay.
Oh ya, I also learn strategies from the movie here. 
I haven't read the novel so I don't know whether it meets people's expectation or not but yeah like I've said it's a good movie to watch. And re-watch.
And there's the sequel in theather right Catching Fire. I haven't watched it though... Hahahahaha.
I hope this post inspires you (?) to watch it. Happy Hunger Games!

And May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

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