by the TV Guy
The Hunger Games the movie is based on a young adult novel by novelist Suzanne Collins. The book is written in the voice of sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem. The Hunger Games are an annual event in which one boy and one girl 12-18 from each district from the 12 districts surrounding the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle in which only one person can survive.
The movie did a good job of following the book. This movie is worth the two and half hour viewing time. For those of us who read the book, you will not be let down. If you haven’t read the book, the movie is a wild ride. Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen to a tee. She is exactly what I pictured when I read the books. The cast including Lenny Kravitz, Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Banks bring this phenomenal book to life.
This is the movie of the year and one that should not be missed!