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The Hunger Games [Video]

Posted Apr 27th 2012, 08:23 AM

The Hunger Games in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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Review: The Hunger Games (2012)

B- | *** | +2-2| Teens & Up*

Suzanne Collins says she got the idea for The Hunger Games while sleepily flicking channels between some reality-show game and footage of the invasion of Iraq until the images began to blur in her mind. What’s bracing about Gary Ross’ film of the first book in Collins’ wildly popular young-adult trilogy is that the topicality of the story’s origins still comes across. When was the last Hollywood science-fiction action blockbuster that felt like actual ideas about the world we live in were at stake?

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