If there is one movie in 2012 that can hold you on your seats, gasp for breath, or move with tears, it would have to be The Hunger Games led by Jennifer Lawrence as the fiery, beautiful, and totally no-girly girl 16 year old Katniss Everdeen. Technically, the movie is neither for people who suck for romance nor for those who love adventures. It showcases both plots, sending movie lovers to ecstasy, particularly that Jennifer Lawrence nailed her roles very well.
The movie welcomes you to Everdeen’s humble abode as she sings lullaby to her younger sister, Primrose. She then strode to the forest, prepared to kill the biggest deer her arrows can land on. Complete with an all-black outfit and finished with a pair of tall boots, she was definitely in for the kill. However, Liam Hemsworth, her love interest in the movie, is up for something good, and that’s having a quality time with her. The opening scenes let you take a peek to the Katniss’ serene and beautiful life until the lottery was made when the representative for her district started picking names. Upon hearing her sister’s name being called, she immediately stood up to take the place of her sister instead, knowing how horrible The Hunger Games could be. While all she could think of was to free her sister from the harm of the event, the other community members could think of the bravery she showed.
Basically, The Hunger Games was a science fiction created by Suzanne Collins in 2008 with Panem as the main location. Hunger Games is an annual activity set by the Metropolis as it has full authority of the entire nation with regards to its political control. The event is a battle to death as 12-18 years old, one boy and one girl, represent their district. They are then set to the wilderness and it is up to them as to how they could fight for their lives. They are given bags filled with ropes, knives, bows and arrows, and practically just about anything sharp and stringy to keep them alive. However, they have to kill each other in order to survive, which puts a stingy twist to it.
In the movie, you can bet that Jennifer, along with the other cast, is creating masterpieces that moviegoers would definitely love and would never forget. Filled with tricky scenes, fights, and conflicts that will certainly remain in your memory even after the movie, the Hunger Games portrays the realities in life. Without friends and loved ones, the chances for survival can be slim, just like the sponsors during the Hunger Games.