This movie takes place in North America of the distant future, where the country is now called Panem which is divided into a capitol and 12 districts. Every year 2 representatives from each district-one young male and one young female- are chosen by lottery to compete in the televised Hunger Games. The object of The Hunger Games is to kill all the competitors because there is only one victor who survives. Katniss, the young woman who is chosen from sector 12 is played by Jennifer Lawrence, and the young man, Peeta, was played by Josh Hutcherson. The movie is about the game. The acting was good, and I expect Lawrence will probably be featured in a lot of other movies thanks to her portrayal of Katniss in this movie. I think the movie ran a bit long since much of the game was a bit repetitive. I give this movie 4 paws up which is a 6 out of 10 on the human movie scale. It was entertaining, but it would never make this dog want to read the book, and I'm not anxious to see a sequel. However, there are a lot worse movies out there so it is not a bad way to spend a couple of hours. Personally, I would prefer to watch a movie with dogs, and it is a shame that The Hunger Games didn't include dogs, but for humans, it was okay.
Demon Flash Bandit (Movie Review: The Hunger Games)