The Hunger Games details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Josh Hutcherson, Willow Shields, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Teen, Thriller|
|Collections:||Drama/Sci-Fi, Most Popular Films, UK top 50 weekly chart|
The Hunger Games
|Rental release:||03 Sep 2012|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
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The hunger games lightBy cloudmanwalker (31 reviews) from London , 31 Mar 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Ok first of all I am glad this film was made because I would never have been interested in the books without seeing the trailer. I read all three in a week, not much on at the moment, and I thought it was an excellent series. I could not wait to see the movie and as soon as it was released I went straight to my local cinema full of eager anticipation. The build up to the games was quite true to the book however once Katlin went up the tube the whole film became one major dissapointment. The book was violent with some very disturbing scenes, I did not feel it was a teenage book at all. The film makers obviously chose to target teenagers and glossed over the violence and made it 'twilighty', read the book and you will see what I mean. The scene where Kato gets gnawed at by the muts, he was wearing chainmail so they only get to his hands and feet, was completely glossed over. The reason our two heroes survived was because they pretended to be in love and got the support of sponsors and the public. There are whole sections of the book which were not explored very well at all. Anyway had the film makers decided to make a movie for adults, such as Battle Royale, the condemned and arena this could have been a cult classic. What we have instead is a money making teenage franchise in the twilight vein. A wasted opportunity to make a statement about the corrupt concept of globalisation, which the book achieved so successfuly. Do yourselves a favour and read the books instead, you will not forget them I promise, which is so much more than can be said for this mediocre effort.
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Pile of toshBy a customer , 17 Dec 2013Kids killing kids, surely this is not right really, and i for one would not let my kids anywhere near this violent rubbish.....................nuff said really
Super filmBy somebodysomebodysomebody (1 review) , 16 Dec 2013I love it!I love the adventures , epic ,just wonderfull a total must see film ! People that love actin ,adventures and high tech things , you will love this film !
Watch it, read it, get on the hunger games bandwagon!By a customer , 16 Dec 2013Watch the film then read the book. So impressed that the film stayed pretty true to the book and thoroughly enjoyed both. Found the film riveting and I couldn't put the book down! I didn't watch the movie at the time it came out and now I know what I was missing! Fantastic action adventure with a macabre undertone. Brilliant, original and thought provoking.
Compared to Battle RoyaleBy a customer , 15 Dec 2013I think I am going to be the first to say this, watching the film had a slow and boring start but then when the contest started it hit me like lightning 'Battle Royale', the Japanese film from 2001, I seen so many simulates and I have to say this but there film to me was better then the hunger games, but still a good film
The hunger gamesBy Dominator821 (2 reviews) , 12 Dec 2013Good film would have preferred more blood guts and gore but that's just me ! Leading ladies often fall flat leading an action film but she does not disappoint looking forward to seeing the next one