Hosted by Remi Lavictoire, Ian Fults and Jonathan Colbon
Podcast length: 1:21:19
Adapted from the Suzanne Collins novel, The Hunger Games tells a story in a dystopian future where children are forced to fight to the death in a competition when only one emerges alive and victorious.
The film benefits greatly from the involvement of Suzanne Collins in the adaption of her novel to the big screen. Rem, Ian and Jonathan agreed the movie featured strong performances by Jennifer Lawrence, Stanley Tucci and Elizabeth Banks. The story line is well played and the majority of graphic violence is played off camera. It’s a very good start to the 3 films that will follow.
Ian found the pace of the movie to be slow, likely because some of the book content may not have been translated well to the screen. Jonathan could have done without some of the religious imagery using bread in many instances. Also, many found the used of ‘shakey cam’ was at best irritating and at work nauseating.
The Hunger Games is a good start to the 4 movie series. It’s an interesting storyline with a strong cast.
In the fractured country of Panem, 12 districts, as punishment for a failed rebellion, must send 2 children, (a male and a female), to compete in a harsh, televised, gladiatorial battle to the death called The Hunger games. The children are selected by lottery…unless someone volunteers..
Director: Gary Ross
Writers: Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, Billy Ray
Novel: Suzanne Collins
Jennifer Lawrence – Katniss Everdeen
Stanley Tucci – Caesar Flickerman
Wes Bentley – Seneca Crane
Willow Shields – Primrose Everdeen
Elizabeth Banks – Effie Trinket
Woody Harrelson – Haymitch Abernathy
Donald Sutherland – President Snow
Lenny Kravitz – Cinna
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Sci Fi Movie Podcast The Hunger Games