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“The Hunger Games” Movie Review – How Many Kisses Does Katniss Get?

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“The Hunger Games” Movie Review – How Many Kisses Does Katniss Get?

“The Hunger Games” is being described as the next “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” because of its massive fan base stemming from its literary origin. Many fans of the Suzanne Collins book could not wait to see the film.

Prior to watching the movie, I did not understand the hype surrounding “The Hunger Games.” But after spending nearly 2 ½ hours with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), I can now tell you that I’m a believer. “The Hunger Games” is truly the first blockbuster movie of 2012 that has surpassed my expectations.

Kudos must be given to Lawrence who successfully embodies the female protagonist of the movie and to writer/director Gary Ross for infusing the film with enough heft and style. The result is an entertaining vision of a dystopian future.

Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts


In Theaters • March 23, 2012
MPAA Rating PG-13 (for for intense thematic violent material and disturbing images -- all involving teens)
Genres Action/Adventure, Adaptation, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Distributors Lionsgate
Run Time 2 hours 22 minutes
Production Status Awaiting Release
Filming Locations • Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
• Georgia, USA
• Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Produced In United States


Gary Ross -- Director
Steven Soderbergh -- Director (2nd Unit)

Jennifer Lawrence -- Katniss Everdeen
Josh Hutcherson -- Peeta Mellark
Liam Hemsworth -- Gale Hawthorne
Woody Harrelson -- Haymitch Abernathy
Elizabeth Banks -- Effie Trinket
Lenny Kravitz -- Cinna
Wes Bentley -- Seneca Crane
Toby Jones -- Claudius Tempesmith
Alexander Ludwig -- Cato
Isabelle Fuhrman -- Clove
Amandla Stenberg -- Rue
Stanley Tucci -- Caesar Flickerman
Donald Sutherland -- President Snow
Dayo Okeniyi -- Thresh
Leven Rambin -- Glimmer
Jack Quaid -- Marvel
Willow Shields -- Primrose Everdeen
Paula Malcomson -- Katniss’ Mother
Amber Chaney -- Avox Girl
Sandra Lafferty -- Hob Vendor
Rhoda Griffis -- Registration Woman
Sandino Moya-Smith -- Propaganda Film Tribute
Raiko Bowman -- Peeta’s Mother Dwayne Boyd -- Peacekeeper #1 Anthony Reynolds -- Peacekeeper #2


Language: English

Year of Production: 2012

Length: 3:00

Country: United States