The Hunger Games Film Review!

Have you ever imagined yourself in a ring with twenty three other people. Then think, you are going to fight to the death with these people and only one can win. That is what exactly happened to Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark. This film is full of action, plot turns, and romance.

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In what was once North America the Capitol of Panem keeps its grip of all of the twelve districts. Once a year two tributes are selected at the Reaping which is a drawing for the Hunger Games. If you name is selected you have to fight to the death in the Hunger Games.  The story mainly focus on the tributes from district twelve. The tributes were going to be Prim Everdeen and and Peeta Mellark. But Katniss Everdeen (Prims older sister) volunteered as tribute so Prim would not have to fight to the death. Katniss and Peeta go to the capitol so they can go through interviews and become ready for the Hunger Games. As they enter the games Peeta forms an alliance with some other players that eventually turn on him, Katniss in the other hand plays the game on her own for a while until she is attacked by Tracker Jackers and this sweet girl named Ruth comes to help her. Ruth takes care of Katniss while she is unconcious. Katniss and Ruth make up a plan to destroy the big alliances food source and they do but Ruth gets traped. Katniss saves her but not long after Cato throws a spear that hits Ruth. Not long after Katniss puts flowers around ruth’s dead body there is an announcement that two people can win the game if they are from the same district. Katniss rushes to find Peeta she does and she drags him to a cave. Katniss takes care of Peeta and they bond with each other. While they are walking they are attacked by wild creatures that look like  a dog. They are rushed around where they meet Cato. Peeta, Katniss, and Cato fight to the death. Peeta and katniss win. Then a announcement is made that revokes the rule about two winners. Katniss tells Peeta they they should eat some poisonous berries and the moment before they do there is one last announcement that says they both can win.

Genre, color theory, hero type, and Blake Snyder approach

The genre of this film is science fiction/fantasy. The events in this film cannot happen as of we know today. That is why it has these genres. In this film there is a lot of examples of the color theory. Katniss and Peeta’s suits that they wore when they rode in the charroit was on fire literally. The fire could represent their eagerness and determination to win the Hunger Games. During sad parts of the film the screen had a grayish tint to it, and when there was a happy part the screen was brighter. Katniss Everdeen is a modern hero because her family is about average for a distinct but far less compared to the Capitol. According the Blake Snyder approach this film fits in the category institutionalized. The reason that this film fits this category is that Katniss is willing to take the norms of society, and she is threw into a arena and is told to fight to the death.  

What critics say

“Even when two people are just talking calmly, Ross jerks the camera around. Why? As the sense of danger increases, he has nothing to build toward. ” -David Denby from the New Yorker on Rotten Tomatoes. He gave tis film a rotten rating which is 0-60.

“The Hunger Games is impressively cast, beautifully styled, dynamically shot and powerfully edited. However, the standout feature of the film has to be its all encompassing success as an adaptation.” -Sonia Zadurian From Cineview on Rotten Tomatoes. Rated the film ⅘.

I found this to be a good film but the camera had some jerk like movements, I also would of liked to know about what happened to the districts. I found the story to be good, but it still had aspects from teen distopias. Click here to view a list of the cast.


Tomatoes, R. (n.d.). The Hunger Games (2012). Retrieved April 11, 2019, from

And may the odds be ever in your favor

Dylan Mistretta