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This week's reviewed movie is:
The Hunger Games




Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber


I went to see The Hunger Games without understanding anything -- only the hype from the press and word of mouth.

This sci-fi trilogy is based on popular novels.

The first movie shows the world drought, starvation, riots, and how war devastated North America a century ago.

12 districts of the newly formed United States takes over.

It's not a pretty story, but hang on and it will move you along, step by step.

I have to say when the film finished that I liked it; and everyone will have a little knowledge of the futuristic tales of bloodsport.
The Most Dangerous Game meets teen angst in a post-apocolyptic future where the most popular reality show is The Hunger Games.

Survival of the fittest is the watchword as couples from 12 disticts battle to the death for valuable cash and prizes.

Based on a popular series of books, this survival/ thriller sci-fi looks at what happens when government involvement includes entertainment, public opinion, and sacrifice.

It's the consequences of being picked for tribute.
The Hunger Games is quick paced, smoothly plotted, and, as with good science fiction, addresses many issues in the subject matter.

The story contains some deception and quite a few of the plot elements are borrowed from other sources; but the end results keep your attention.

The film effectively showcases a working creative imagination with lots of good acting by its 16-year-old star, Jennifer Lawrence, who brings her customary toughness and emotional quality to the archer heroine character who is worth rooting for, and is easily the movie's performance standout.

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