The Hunger Games DVD Review!

In a place once known as North America, is the nation of Panem. Each year in Panem, the powerful Capitol forces each of the twelve districts to send one boy and one girl, called Tributes, between the ages of twelve and eighteen into an arena to fight to the death until one 'Victor' remains. This televised game is called 'The Hunger Games' and is to remind the districts of the rebellion that they lost and to keep them under the Capitol's control. At the public 'Reaping' sixteen year-old Katniss Everdeen from District 12, the poorest district volunteers to save her sister Primrose after she is chosen as the tribute. Pitted against tributes who have trained for this Katniss knows that to win she has to weight survival against humanity and life against love. 

This is a very true adaption of an incredible book! This is a powerful film with strong characters and an emotional plot. Jennifer Lawrence who plays Katniss Everdeen is fantastic and strong in her role! She is the powerful and brave as the Katniss who wants to show the Gamemakes that she's more than just a piece in their games and the girl who wants to go home to be back with Prim and her mother. She embodies Katniss perfectly! Another thing was the way that you could leave Katniss' head and see what the reactions were outside the arena. The Gamemakers Control Centre was incredible to see and the way that it brings the realisation that they could click a button and kill a tribute. This film reduced me to tears and made me feel every possible emotion. 

Even though I knew what was going to happen(Because of the book) it still had me on the edge of me seat with it's heart-racing plot. A main moment for me was the monologue on the rooftop, the night before the games begin. Peeta Mellark(Katniss' fellow tribute from District 12) is thinking about how he doesn't want to be changed into somebody he's not and die as himself. This moment is my favourite from the whole book because it is something that Katniss always refers to throughout the games. Josh Hutcherson who plays Peeta plays him with so much emotion and is very true to his character. This was overall I fantastic, strong and heart racing adaption which, was very true to the books! Also packed with hours of special features which are so interesting to see how much effort has gone into making this adaption and how it was made, with funny stories from the actors/actresses.

Rating(Feature Film)- 5/5
Special Features - 4/5
Rating - 12(Contains intense threat, moderate violence and occasional gory moments)


  1. I loved the book and the film! I can't wait for the second one though I would very surprised, and kinda disappointed, if it, and the third one, were anything lower than a fifteen. :S x

    1. I'm really excited for the next one, although there is quite a while before it comes out! I would be immensely upset if it was a 15 because I'm only 13 know and wouldn't be able to see Catching Fire by the time it came out. I think they should stick with the 12 rating because it has enough violence in it to make you feel mad at the Capitol for doing it too these normal people who didn't cause the rebellion. If they made it a 15 I think there would be too much gore in it.
      Sophie:) x

  2. Love the books and the films and can't wait for the second! Love your blog SOOOOOOO much xxx

    1. I can't wait for the second neither! Catching Fire has so much in it, excited to see Victor's Village!
      Thank you!


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