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The Hunger Games

Action Sci-Fi


 

Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death.

There's so much going on in "The Hunger Games" that you're bound to find something to cheer for. In a world of poverty and social class, it explores themes of politics and power, while emphasising the unsavoury demand for reality entertainment and violence. All these observations warrant our likeable heroine to do battle, an exercise that will satisfy the more bloodthirsty of fans. The build-up to the ceremony still ranks best, its history and spectacle matched by the lavish make-up and fashion on parade. Captivating and intense, the odds are definitely in its favour.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 22nd March 2012
142 mins