“Ladies and gentlemen, let the Seventy-fourth Hunger Games begin!”
In a dark vision of the near future, set in a rebuild metropolitan that has superseded the downfall of North American, its centre Capitol holds the dominant power over the other twelve residing districts.
To demonstration the nation of Panam’s control and to remind the districts that their lives lay in the hands of the ruling Capitol command. Two tributes, one boy and girl, from each of the starved districts, are forced to appear in a live TV show where winning will make you famous but losing means certain death.
Katniss Everdeen volunteers as tribute in place of her younger sister, as she is transformed, presented and trained to compete in the annual 74th Hunger Games.
Having supported and provided for her family by poaching and hunting in the restricted woods after her father’s death, Katniss gives hope to her district twelve as she enters the arena as ‘the world will be watching ‘ to battle to the death.
Entitled ‘The Girl on Fire’ Katniss confronts her components, in a journey of friendship, defiance, survival and a fight with imminent loss.
Having watched the trailer, my immediate reaction was to pick up the first in the Hunger Games trilogy. Being dubbed the next Twilight, the series’ narrative runs deeper then a teenage love-triangle exploring a disturbing future.
Of course I was at the front of the film’s preview showing to see the long awaited arrival of the Hunger Games, my preparation may have been a little extreme with flaming nails and Mockingjay pin on display.
The Hunger Games met all my expectations of the Suzanne Collins novel, with incredible casting, vivid imagery, and the story staying really true to the book, with obvious cues to the next to sequels.
“Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favour!”