Each year, on the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol, the ruthless nation’s capital of Panem, requires each of its twelve districts to send one boy and one girl – the”tribute” – compete the Hunger Games. At a time penalty to the people for trying to rebel and strategy of intimidation from the government, the Hunger Games are a nationaltelevised event in which the taxes have to fight to the death. The last survivor wins. The young Katniss finds himself facing opponents who are overtrained prepared to play all their lives. Its only assets instinct and mentor, Haymitch Abernathy, a former winner of theHunger Games but that sank in alcohol. To hope to return one day to her, Katniss will have, once in the arena, make impossible choices between survival and humanity,between life and love …
The new millennium has imposed a film taken from literary adaptations usually in ray youth libraries. After the boxes of international franchises such as Harry Potter or Twilight , it was the turn of Hunger Gamesto join the dance. With a marketing winded, the buzz continues to expand on the canvas. Is primarily intended for young audiences, communication around the film magnetizes fans of novels designed bySuzanne Collins and tries to charm the same time the fans of Twilight , to name just this franchise.
To advance the project, the choice was directed towards Gary Ross , director of the short filmography known for directing Thoroughbred – The Legend of Seabiscuit in 2003 and especially Pleasantville in 1998. This name seems very exciting but experience does not always justify everything in the film and it is often said to be given his chance with the product. Hunger Games is experienced through the eyes ofJennifer Lawrence who camps Katniss Everdeen, heroin daring athletic figure and determined to protect his family from any danger. If the character brings to fantasize, it is unfortunately not dug. The various strong women that have been interpreted on the screen before it does not ashamed of his performance, or even the writing of his role. We are very far From Ripley and Trinity who were able to prove themselves once. The accuracy to which atmospheric Katniss evolves film debut is breathtaking, natural scenery and charming surprises both because some tones come SF hinder this kind so common in our eyes. District 12, dwelling place of the heroine, is reminiscent of the concentration camps of World War II. Add to that elements from the new technology (that we do not know of course) and the effect obtained seems rather interesting, but this joy is short (just under half an hour), the film descends a level where the principal city sneaks on the screen. Cheaps effects, ambience fifth element so that the architectural style in the fashionable dress of the natives. Again, this is not only the look of Hunger Games that tickle moviegoers. If one believes the pitch (because here it is based on the cinematic treatment only) the film describes a completely twisted story where the young are supposed to kill. Comparison with Battle Royale appears as a pop-up in your mind, however, stop there. Hunger Games wants and lives primarily as a fictionalized adventure trends SF, damn consensual and very watered down. Expect good 1h and dust to get into the thick of it.
Although his appearance may seem superficial or somewhat stripped, Hunger Games still offers a variety of reading levels. Mixing of views on the war or the standardization of the new generation, the main nucleus openly criticizes our media system. The coldness with which television news dealing with death and especially the scourge that affects the small screen since a bunch of years: reality TV. Hunger Gamesbased on this concept: this game where young people have to eliminate is retransmitted television and all the machinations involved with this kind of concept is also part of the package. Nothing is forgotten, fans of the show until the very elaborate range of candidates, and any small deceits that production scheming behind the scenes to bring the maximum dose of excitement to the viewers, to the detriment participants.
PG-13 requires, although the bottom of the film is extremely violent and creepy, Hunger Games has fun around about it and does not offer at any time a scene worthy of the name. Particularly important is the passage where the candidates are released into the wild, but brief shots and camera movements severely epileptic leave us none the wiser. The plot takes velvet gloves as a need to obscure the main idea, as we inflict embarrassed about it. RC realization we almost forget our primary motivation, the thick pseudo-romantic reduces the background wild and demented. Add to this a montage “at haphazard” and a bit rate supported Hunger Games proves to be a big deception that displease purists but surely delight the faint hearted. Another film that will make much ado about nothing. Meanwhile, we are far from spectacular event announced.