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Does Hunger Games Live upto the Hype? [Movie Review]


All I kept hearing last week was how much I needed to see Hunger Games. It was all over Facebook, Twitter, and every other water cooler discussion page. I gave in last Saturday and saw the Hunger Games film. I’ll have to admit that it’s not a movie I would have gone out of my way to see, but my curiosity won over and I made some time to enjoy a newer flick.

The movie is not for little kids and is based on a concept that seems a little barbaric for the future. The run-time is about 2 hours and 20 minutes, filled with action, love, and an incredible story of survival. The main story centers around Katniss Everdeen who is chosen to represent her “District” in the 74th annual hunger games. The special effects and concept are pretty fascinating to watch play out on screen. The acting and plot are good, and I did enjoy watching the interesting characters preform their different parts brilliantly. If you have time it’s worth seeing, just don’t bring the little ones.

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 shes ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Here is a link to Yakima Theatres website in case you want to check showtimes and buy tickets online.

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