The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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Based on the best-selling young-adult novel by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games tells the gloomy tale of a girl named Katniss Everdeen played by Jennifer Lawrence. In the movie, she volunteers to battle in a lethal tournament in which 24 tributes from ages 12 through 18 fight to their death for the amusement of the Capitol. In the future, North America, as a country, no longer exists. In its place has risen Panem, a nation divided into 12 districts. After randomly choosing a boy and a girl from each of the districts, a shady fixed government arena subjects them to a kill-or-be-killed hunt from which only one winner can arise. Every year, each district selects tributes to test their mental, physical, and emotional strength in a competition known as the Hunger Games. The Capitol’s purpose is to broadcast the tournament as entertainment and to reinforce the government's total power. When Katniss’s younger sister, Prim, is chosen as one of District 12's tribute, Katniss volunteers to take her spot. She trains under an always-inebriated former Hunger Games champion Haymitch Abernathy, played by Woody Harrelson, to hone her killer instincts. Now, in order to remain alive the tournament and be crowned the Hunger Games victor, this young warrior must put all of her ability to the ultimate test. “The Hunger Games” has been a sensation since its premiere, earning the kind of pre-opening gossip and advance ticket-sales that make the most doubtful Hollywood critics giggling like
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