Yesterday I went to watch the latest teen pop culture film, The Hunger Games. The film, based on Suzanne Collins’ dystopia inspired trilogy has exploded onto the scene breaking world cinema records. Over its opening weekend it has earnt $155 million, surpassing Twilight’s sequel New Moon’s $142.
I thought the beautiful Jennifer Lawrence managed to perfectly capture the strong will and firery attitude of District 12’s first voluntary tribute, Katniss Everdeen but when I saw dark haired Josh Hutcherson was going to be portraying Katniss’ blonde lover Peeta Mellark, I was skeptical. I thought Liam Hemsworth (who plays Gale in the film) would have done a better job. I was proven wrong, Lawrence and Hutcherson had great onscreen chemistry and their scenes all felt very natural.
I was highly doubtful that the film would live up to it’s surrounding hype but I was pleasantly surprised, I thoroughly enjoyed the film. It was the perfect combination of intense action scenes, humour and tear jerking moments. Work has already begun on the film’s sequel, Catching Fire, which is scheduled for release in November next year.
I’d rate this film 8.5 out of 10!