Let the Games begin


4 stars out of 4

Susan Collins’ science fiction novel The Hunger Games has been turned into a
movie for the whole world to enjoy and they will surely not be disappointed.
After the  collapse of the countries in North America a new country was built called Panem. Panem is made up of
12 districts and one Capitol.
The Hunger Games are fight-to-the-death games held for the citizens of the Captiol’s entertainment and to intimidate and make sure that the people will not turn out like the past countries. The games consist of one boy and one girl from each
district, from ages  12-18, being picked to play in a gladiator-like, televised game. The survivor is named the winner and  is the one to bring honor to their district.
A citizen of District 12, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), was lucky to not have her name picked out of the lottery this particular season. Instead, the odds were against her 12-year-old sister, Prim. All her life Katniss made sure to protect and take care of her sister while living in poverty and this time was no different. For the first time ever in the history of The Hunger Games, Katniss volunteered to take her sister’s  place and to
represent District 12.
Being the hunter and food supplier for her family, Katniss wasn’t afraid of killing but her conciousness was to be tested when it came to killing a human. There are many hurdles that Katniss has to jump consisting of personality traits and fear that she has to learn to jump over quickly in order to survive this game and return home to her sister.
With a length of two hours and 22 minutes, The Hunger Games surprisingly leaves
viewers still hungry for more.
It touches almost every emotion; it will have viewers sad, in fear and their adrenaline will be sure to rush with the help of Jennifer Lawrence’s convincing acting.
The readers of the novel will be delighted on how their beloved book was portrayed by director Gary Ross. Those who watch it will surely be eager to read it first-hand from Susan Collins and will look forward to the upcoming films.