This is the first movie in The Hunger Games film series and it sets it off to a strong start. It is about a 16 year old girl called Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and is set in the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem. Long ago, there was a huge rebellion against the Capitol (the government of Panem) where one of the original 13 districts was obliterated. As a punishment to the districts, the Capitol made a rule so that every year, a boy and a girl from each district aged 12-18 must compete in a deadly competition called the Hunger Games. In these games, there is only rule: to kill or be killed. When Katniss volunteers to take her sister’s place, she expects herself to die in the first 5 minutes, as she comes from the poor District 12, where most competitors (tributes) from her district are killed straight away. However, she soon proves to be more than capable of surviving. Fighting against experienced killers and sneaky stalkers, she must fight her way to victory while the whole nation of Panem is watching her on their TVs.
I rate this movie five stars as it delivers a thrilling, intense film while staying accurate to the book that came before it. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys action-packed sci-fi movies and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.