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The Hunger Games  (2012 - English)

The Hunger Games cumulative rating: 3.45 out of 53.45/5 (156 users)

The Hunger Games critics rating: 3.35 out of 5 3.35/5 (3 critics)

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The past decade has witnessed the rise of tweenagers as a significant audience contributing to the success of The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Twilight series. Adapted from the first of three wildly-popular young-adult novels by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games taps into themes — courage in the face of adversity; struggle against oppressive regimes — with strong appeal for older viewers as well. Cannily maintaining our involvement throughoutmore

The young-adult fiction series The Hunger Games follows the huge success of the Twilight franchise with a film adaptation, but unlike the latter, this first installment is actually well made and entertaining. The film also happens to be the one that would transform the lovely and talented Jennifer Lawrence into a massive movie star. A sober mixture of the insane Japanese movie Battle Royale, Jason Statham's Death Race and the Steve Austin moviemore

Lionsgate and Tanweer Group’s The Hunger Games is the story of a girl who meets with several odds to come out victorious. The setting of the film is North America of the future, where the ruling city, Capitol, controls large swathes of masses. These impoverished masses are divided into 12 districts. As a reminder of a rebellion by the masses many years ago, the Capitol organizes an annual event called The Hunger Games, in which one young boy and one young girlmore