The Hunger Games (2012)

The Hunger Games was released on DVD on August 18, 2012
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Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which β€œTributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Reviews & Ratings:

7.2 84% User Reviews (119)


US DVD Release Date August 18, 2012
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

In Theaters:

Complete Movie Details

Run time 142 min
Theater Release Date March 23, 2012
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date August 18, 2012
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Willow Shields, Elizabeth Banks, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley, Paula Malcomson, Amandla Stenberg, Alexander Ludwig, Lenny Kravitz, Liam Hemsworth
Directed by Gary Ross
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA PG-13 (Rated PG-13 for intense violent thematic material and disturbing images - all involving teens)
Gross $408,010,692
Genre(s) Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
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119 Visitor Reviews for The Hunger Games

  1. Gdfggfa says:

    Gonna see it this month/buy it want it so bad

  2. Clato says:

    love this movie, this is the only movie I can watch over and over again and never get bored

  3. HUNGER GAMES says:

    Omg it is the best movie ever i have allready got the dvd

  4. Mandy says:

    I am with Beth… when in the hell did they leave so much out of the DVD… I was pissed!

  5. Beth says:

    I saw the movie in the theaters three times and absolutely loved it. Of course, I understand that they have to leave out some things for times sake, but I thought they did a great job. But I just watched my dvd of the movie, and there are at least three scenes from the theater version that did not make it into the dvd. Including the entire train ride home!! What the hell?!?! I am sooooo peeved!! Why would they remove scenes from the dvd version? ARRRGGGHHHH!!

  6. Hazza says:

    Five stars

  7. Hazza says:

    Best movie ever behind the dark night rises books are amazing and it is

  8. Brendan says:


  9. S.Kruse says:

    I am OBSESSED with the Hunger Games!I read the books multiple times, and was even reading Book 1 in the theatre!The movie was amazing and I couldn’t ask for anything better. Now I just wish Catching Fire could hurry up and be released soon!!!!!! <3

  10. Amy says:

    Is this date still right even though it is still in the theater?

  11. Lauren Mellark says:

    This is the sexyist movie I have ever seen. Its got some serious swag. No lie, its beast.

  12. wingernew3 says:

    Every one of these people MUST be under 10 years old. In mental ability if not in chronological age. This is the WORST movie I have every been forced to sit thru. Stupid plot, childish acting, no character development. This is obviously something to draw these morons into paying for movie 2, movie ad nauseum after buy the stupid books. I agree with these people, its just like Harry Potter!

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  14. mama23 says:

    I loved the books and the movies.I have read the books 3 times and I mean all 3.I am older woman with kids but managed to read all 3 within a week :-).I agree with some of what have been said.They should have cut and added some stuff to the movie like Peetas dad visit Katniss after the reaping.also Madge should have visisted her and gave her that mocking jay pin.Are they going to cut her out of the movies all together?cause she is there when they end the victory tour in district 12 in the next book.Also there was some funny parts that they should have added like the stew in the cave,when they mocked Effie.Cato come running by them mutts after him,the mutts and their eyes,and Peeta get attacked by one of the mutts and looses his legs because of it.the scene on the hovercraft when katniss is banging on the glasss as they are saving him.I understand that they cant have a 3 hr movie,but some of the stuff was worth putting in there.And yeah they cut out the bread from district 11.I loved the part in the book when Katniss was helping Peeta clean up at the river.I loved the movies and seen it more than ones.I am on the first book.Cant wait for the release of the dvd and the movie coming out next year.Its just so looooooooooooong.
    Great casting by the way Josh Hutcherson is how I imagined Peeta through the books,Jennifer is a perfect Katniss.Liam is a great Gale.they couldnt have picked a better Haymitch then Woody Harrelson.He is awesome.Stanley a perfect Ceasar Flickerman.
    They should use the guy from Kyle XY for Finncik.
    Huge Hunger Games fan

  15. says:

    very very good just not as good as the book ha but it is not better than the walking dead tv show it is awsome

  16. Boo says:

    Ive been made fun of for every thing my name and most of all loving th hunger games
    But when the movie came out everyone loves it mostly me at my school and street
    Eney ways what happend was literally the hunger games changed my life thank u hunger games
    Im no longer made fun of love boo

  17. Sarahjadestokes says:

    I live the hunger games. Best book and movie.
    I love how much suspence it has it will always keep u on the edge of ur seat
    I love the HUNGER GAMES

  18. MissScotland2012 says:

    I LUV the hunger games. Saw this at the cinema in April on the release date. I was only scared at one Pontiac when that dog/wolf thing jumped ot of the bush (at that point I took a spaz in my seat!!!!!)

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  20. Bree says:

    The books were amazing as well as the film. I can’t wait for Catching Fire and Mockingjay! But yes, like almost everyone else, I have some complaints:

    1. They missed a lot of stuff that should have been in the movie. Yes, I understand that you can’t have a 6 hour movie but they should have taken out/added some scenes like when Peeta’s dad visits Katniss before she leaves for the Capitol. It would show that Peeta’s dad cares for Katniss.There is a whole list of stuff that I would add but I won’t.

    2. The “mutts”. They looked like giant Pitbulls. In the book Katniss describes them as wolves. And they had no connection with the whole “Eyes looking like the fallen tributes’ eyes”.

    3. No music! What happened to “Safe and Sound”, “Eyes Open”, “Just a Game”, “Kingdom Come”, and others? The only song played is called “Rue’s Farewell” and it plays 3 times within the movie. The other songs are in the credits. They could of added “Safe and Sound” when Katniss and Prim are hugging before the reaping or when Rue dies.

    Other than that the film was AMAZING. I love the cast choice! Happy Hunger Games and “May the odds be EVER in your favor.”

  21. Sally says:

    OMFG!!! AUGUST!?!!? Are you kidding me!!???!?!?!? I JUST WANT TO WATCH THE F*CKING FILM!

  22. Susan says:

    The books are amazing also, I highly recommend reading the first book ‘the hunger games’ Before going to see the movie as you will really understand the motion picture a lot better. Fantastic movie would suggest it to all

  23. Kelly says:

    Yahoo!!!! It comes out on my birthday

  24. Michi says:

    Watched the movie…bought the first book had to buy the second 2 days later and the 3 only one day later xD 3 books in under one week and one of the best film adaptions ever …. besides some minor flaws and an a littl too girlie katniss πŸ˜‰
    Still watch it AND read the books!!!!!!

  25. Abigail says:

    It was Alsome but I thought it would come out
    Near this month because it as out in theaters when
    Mirro mirro was out

  26. Rue says:

    I seriously love the movie. I think you should see the movie first before reading the book because it is more beneficial for you. Also i am only 12 and i understood the books perfectly fine and the movie actually is suitable for kids. My mum took my eight year old sister to see it and she thought it was great. I can’t wait till the movie comes out. I am always on the lookout for movie info and im always watching the trailers. I almost cried when rue died. Did you?

  27. Polka doted Zebra says:

    OMG! I love the books and the movie so much! I have been a hunger games fan ever since I read the first book. I love it so much I even went to the premier of the movie and saw it 5 more times! I love the book way better than the movie because the movie would have to be rated R to have every thing in it. I cant wait until the movie comes out on DVD!

  28. Ksenia says:

    Great movie but the book is way better… Many great parts are left out and the end is not correct. I was not very pleased with Peetas role and thought it could be better.I am looking forward for movie 2!

  29. Shani-Bop Hutcherworth says:

    OMFG!!! love the books, i have been a humungus fan since the first book came out!! i love the movie also fabtastic actors and atresses and i can’t wait for August and also for the 22nd of november 2013 thats when Catching fire is to come out at thetres!!!! woooooohhoooooo!!! CAN’T WAIT!

  30. Parrot:)) says:

    jΓ³ a film Γ©s a kΓΆnyv is.:)Very good movie and book.the film is my favourite.:) the book is not my favourite,but good.:D

  31. Julia says:

    It was great how close they stayed with the book. An amazing movie. WHY CAN’T THE DVD COME OUT TODAY!!!!!?????????

  32. sydney loves hg says:

    best movie since just best movie it may have not followed the book as it should have but still an amazing movie i was happy i was sad i was angry and proud very emotional have to watch it i am the biggest hunger games fan now

  33. K8ypillar says:

    Best movie ever! Can’t wait for the DVD!!!

  34. Christy Boggs says:

    The Hunger Games DVD comes out on my Birthday! πŸ˜€

  35. Sam P says:

    I read the books and was very very afraid the movie was gonna be totally different and i knew that some of the details would have to be cut out and some to be changed but to my surprise the things they had to change still was just as awesome! I absolutely LOVED the movie and was so please they stayed true to the book! I LOVE IT! So intense!

  36. TayTay says:

    OMG the hunger games,BEST movie EVER!! πŸ˜€
    i went to see it with my 2 bffs and later on with my school and it was just amazing! i even went dressed as katniss XD
    but overall LOVE the movie and its a complete 100000000/100
    DEFINITELY a must see! u wont regret it.
    can’t wait 4 the DVD release!!!!

  37. Daniela says:

    OMG!!!!! I have seen the Hunger Games 3 times and want to see it even more. I have read all 3 books twice, except for mockingjay (am working on it as i speak) anyways this is one of the BEST MOVIES EVER!!!!!!!
    Catching Fire is coming out November 22, 2013
    The DVD is coming out in July or August. Oh please hurry! I want the DVD so bad…
    And they are going to make 2 PARTS of mockingjay. Then we all will have to wait even longer because they are going to end the 1st part in a very suspenseful part and we are going to die! Go Hunger Games!!!!

  38. Boone Mckaw says:

    go to for a thirty dollar DVD and Blue Ray of it.

  39. Mrs Hunger Games. xD says:

    I can’t believe how… moving this movie is. Im a twi-heart and potter-head, read the Hunger Games, and it’s my life now. The played everything right, all the funny, sad, witty things just collide so f*cken well. ((Excuse my french.(: )) People think that this movie is just a sappy, sad romance crap, anyone who thinks that is dumb. I know it’s their own opinion, but it’s still the best series ever!

  40. Jolee says:

    The Hunger Games is the one and only movie I LOVE. I will never forget it. I love Katniss and Peeta and Rue. The only person that I hate the most was that either Cato or Marvel because of Cato because he tried to kill Peeta. I don’t like Marvel because he killed Rue. I love Rue because she is a smart and very pretty. I also love her 4-note song! I love Katniss, she is the bravest character that I have ever known. I want this movie sooooooooooo bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. Kaylee says:

    This was the best movie ever. You need to see it and read the books. It was a blast. You need to read the books before the movie to understand it. The books are the best you need to read all of them. The only thing that i did not like is that it that it will be to scary for kids under 10. It was amazing even better then Harry Potter.

  42. Amy L says:

    This movie is super good. I mean, I’m a diehard Harry Potter fan but this movie came very close to beating the HP series. The only thing I hated was that all the stupid people were trying to make it like Twilight with the Team Peeta, Team Gale crud. That was so dumb and I couldn’t stand it. Also, you need to read the books before watching the movie, otherwise you won’t understand some parts. But I have always loved the series and I was thrilled when they decided to make a movie.

  43. HP-HG says:

    i love this movie :p its awesome πŸ˜€ the best movie since harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2 πŸ˜€

  44. ryshajoy says:

    i love love loved this best movie i have ever seen i saw it 4 times in theters BEST MOVIE EVER
    p.s team peeta all the way love him great movie

    I LOVE THE HUNGER GAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. MoeMoeC'x says:



    THIS WAS THE BEST MOVIE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my new favorite movie! I read the books months before they were popular, and i LOVED them… when i heard they were making a movie about it… I FREAKED OUT!! I WAS SOOOO EXCITED! my friends and I started counting down… (i think we started when it was like 230 days before or something like that… hahaha…)
    the actors that were cast were perfect for the part and EXACTLY what I was expecting (Alexander Ludwig is SOOOO HOT)
    Well, i already have a countdown on my compter (546 days, 8 hours, 53 minutes, 42 seconds) until CATCHING FIRE!!! πŸ™‚ i cant wait!!

    i also cant wait for the DVD for the hunger games to come out. I am going to make a countdown for that too.
    My friends and i are going to have a hunger games party when it comes out…

    I LOVE THE HUNGER GAMES!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

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  48. mystery says:

    I am like one of the biggest hunger games fans ever! I dont know why the release date is in august!! It better come fast! I think all the characters were great in the movie and i cant wait for the 2 one ( already have it on my calender) to come out! I cant explain how obseseve i am of theses books im a freak of the hunger games! HAPPY HUNGER GAMES!!!!!!!!!!

  49. SoccerKidd1018 says:

    OMG D:
    I’m gonna die if the realese day is actually in August , I read the three books in two weeks and 2 days . Ah I’m not even a book fan but the HUNGER GAMES AMAZIG BOOKS <3

  50. Ashley says:

    Hunger games was the BEST MOVIE EVEEEEERR!!!!! I ❀❀ it so much I read the book series 9 times and whtched the movie 3 times!!

  51. Daisy says:

    I luv this movie i went to go see the midnight showing with all my friends and we dieing over Josh Hutcherson he is so hot and cant wait for the movie to come out.

  52. terese says:

    I am a 100% #1 big fan of The Hunger Games!!! I love both the books and the movie-as everyone here had said “BEST FILM I’VE EVER SEEN!!!!” Why can’t they release the DVD soon???

  53. taban roosta says:

    OMGGGGGGG this is the best filllllm i have everrrrrr seeeeeen i cant wait till the dvd comes out hurrrryyyyy pleaseeee as soooon as possible

  54. e.c.v. says:

    OMG!!!! i love that movie it’s soooo awesome i am reading the entire books. the best book is the 1st i ouldn’t stop reading it i thought the movie was going to come out sooner.i amm superrrrrrrrrr obsessed!!!! Best movie ever!!!

  55. Aiden King says:

    What a film!!! I am obsessed with the books and the film, can’t wait to get it on dvd! It was soo good. So addicted to the books, more addicted than the Harry Potter series. This is amazing!

  56. paula rose says:

    the hunger games is one of the best movie’s I’ve seen so far . i can’t wait for it to come out on DVD and i also can’t wait for catching fire to be released .. πŸ™‚

  57. joannah says:

    i love that films fianl now in 3 month time is out dvd i cant wait it badly i love it c it 3times

  58. DA SWAG MAN says:

    I WANT DA MOVIE NOW I FINISHED BOOK1 ON BOOK2 I NEED DA MOVIE OR WILL DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. Sarah of britan says:

    HUNGER GAMES I LOVE U PLZ PLZ PLZ COME OUT ON DVD SOON!!!!!! Srry. Please release soon seeing as i am tearing my hair out waiting. I am part of the fan clubs, am getting email alerts, liking it on facebook( yes, every page that has been made for it) I own the bloomin books and a mockingjay pin has just arrived in the post. PLEASE I BEG OF U TO HURRY UP AND COME OUT ON DVD!!!

  60. tessieschmoo says:

    Best book to movie ever! I cant wait!!!!!!!!:)

  61. Sam From Finland says:

    I can’t wait to release dvd!!

  62. Mairi-Kate Giannico says:

    OMG The Hunger Games is an amazing film I love it so much it is the best movie ever. For all the people who don’t like it should be punished. It should be voted best movie of the century☝. And OMG I love Jennifer Lawrence so much

  63. Rachel:) says:

    I have previously read all the hunger game books and when I watched the film it lived up to its expectations! I can’t wait to buy the film when it’s out, however a lot of people are saying that the books are ruined because the film came out, like twilight, but to be honest with the twilight series the books were rubbish and the film was great, twilight has always been my favourite dvd series but now I’ve watched the hunger games I am TOTALLY in love, I can’t wait for the next few films it’s such a shame you have to wait for them!

  64. daniela says:

    omg i love the movie and peeta is sooooooooooooooo cute cant wait for the 2 more movies just fell in love with the movie =) =0

  65. erica says:

    i cant wait for the movie release i was so surpised by the action and peet a is hot idk when the the 2 more movies are coming out but love it

  66. keisha says:

    I think the Lord Of The Rings movies are way better than The Hunger Games The HG is just a boring movie they could have done better. The camera was just to shacky that you couldnt really see anything. But Hg is probably my second favorite movie.

  67. heeeeleeen says:

    The third book Mockingjay was a little depressive.I dont understand team Gale…they must read mockingjay at the most the last part and they will understand that she loves Peeta…but I LOVE IT! Best movie and book ever!

  68. Yvonne says:

    Devoured the 3 books 2 times and have seen the movie twice so far. Very good transition from the page to the screen. A lot was left out but that is the trouble with making a book into a movie. Deeply moving & frightening themes here. Definitely makes you think and ponder the fate of the world. This was definitely a “10”. Waiting not-so-patiently for the dvd release. πŸ™‚

  69. Katie says:

    The books are AMAZING TOO πŸ™‚

  70. Katie says:

    I agree, that this is the best movie besides the Harry Potters!!!I LOVE this MOVIE!!!!!!!

  71. kruti says:

    THE BEST MOVIE/BOOK EVERRR!! I USED TO LOVE TWILIGHT butt now !?? HUNGER GAMES FTW!!. it would’v been cooler if the mutts had the eyes and the hair of the dead tributes like it was described in the book!! πŸ˜€ anyywayss it is still the BEST MOVIE EVER! <3 xx

  72. Mockingjay says:

    Being The Hunger Games biggest fan, I had high expectations for this movie. Most were met but a couple were not. I’ve been a fan for nearly four whole years now!! I give the movie 9.5 stars out of 10 because the mutts with the dead tributes eyes were not included, only four beastly mutts were included and it didn’t delve as much as it should have into the capital. Let me just say, versing me in The Hunger Games trivia, you wouldn’t make it 5 miles!!
    Lots of love for the hunger games,
    -The Hunger Games Biggest Fan!!

  73. Chloe says:

    August will not come quick enough!

  74. Anthony says:

    best movie ever and cant wait to get the books πŸ™‚

  75. jadie.hunger game lover says:

    OMG i love the HG i am seeing it at 5:00 2 day have yall seen it yet well i bet u have .I am readding THG as we speak.

  76. madi says:

    that was the best movie i hav ever sen im my entire life
    i used to be addicted 2 twlight but now like,bring on the hunger games

  77. Madison says:

    I saw this the week after it came out and again at the drive in with my cousins and i was completely blown away, I’ve read the Hunger Games series twice now and I can honestly say that this movie is the best movie I’ve seen in a long time. I used to be a huge twilight fan but I think that Twilight’s now found its match. I would highly recommend it, but the only complaints I have is the shakiness of the camera, but overall, I loved the movie and i can’t wait till it comes out on DVD.

  78. Alannah says:

    Best movie I have ever seen in my life! And I have seen alot of movies! Peeta is number 1# and so is this movie. No improvments but a few things that upsets me is that the director is leaving! The director did a great job on making this film and must of worked really hard well done. The other thing is that the next movie is taking way to long to come out I looked it up and it said the hunger games catching fire movie isn’t going to come out to the movies until the 22nd of November 2013! That is way to long I can’t wait that long! But overall the best movie I have ever seen and I will also like to say go peeta!

  79. Livvy says:

    Really amazing! I went to the midnight premiere and was soooo shock about how amazing it really was!! only 1 complaint……. where is madge? she plays such an important role in catching fire? overall tho…….. was AMAZING, peeta is sooooo cuute! couldnt hav chosen a better cast!!!!

  80. Lorenz says:

    One of the best movies i have seen this year, can’t wait for the DVD release, and i hope they also release a 2-Disc Special Edition DVD of this movie…=)

  81. Mae says:

    All i have to say is best movie ever!!!!!!

  82. madeline weyer says:

    i loved it no wonder it was the best movies in the world

  83. Maria A. says:

    The World will be watching!! They did
    I can’t wait to get this on DVD
    After the movie ended I cried. Why? Because its over next one not till 11/22/13! But I remembered the DVD
    after Harry Potter ended I thought there would never be another movie I’d like again but I WAS WRONG

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  86. faith says:

    I loved the hunger games (books and movie) it is now my favorite movie of all time. But why does the realease date for the Dvd have to be in August?! If you haven’t seen the hunger games, see it now! Its the best movie ever!!

  87. Andrew Sykes says:

    The acting, effects, and filming were great, however many of my friends who didn’t read the book were confused at times. I chalk this up to the poor narrative at the beginning and a story that basically was just a summary of the book rather than holding its own.

  88. Pedregon says:

    I haven’t seen the movie & I hope so soon(:
    But why is the movie in the theathers 2hours & 44 min?
    & in DVD shorter? Well it leave parts out? I hope not!

  89. Jessica Ellen says:

    OMG saw this movie 3 times already and plan to see it ALOT more. I have a massive obsession with The Hunger Games (books and movie) I seriously cant wait for the movie to come out on DVD. People say i must get bored of it, but hell no, I love it.!! The acting was also seriously amazing- especially from Jennifer Lawrence- just as i had imagined Katniss!!!

  90. Shen12 says:

    Loved the movie! It was excellent!!! But the DVD release date should be a lot sooner! All the world would be wanting the DVD.

  91. Martin says:

    I am no longer a teen unfortunately πŸ™‚ but I went to watch this film as my nephew lent me the books. I have since bought the books as they are a very good trilogy. I was a bit concerned that they would do what so many others have done and cut soo much out of the book in the film I was rubbish. I am pleased to say that this is not the case. Although I do feel they have cut some important bits out I do still feel that this is one once the best films made and deco the best. Book to movie ever. I do think you would understand the film a lot better though if you have read the books first.

  92. Andromeda Storm says:

    OMG!! I have just finished reading the whole trilogy(for the first time) and I am still in awe…the games are sooo extreme I initially thought fiction…but now I think it may be much closer 2 reality than I first thought. To live in a world full of such atrocities…well…it can only be considered unthinkable. Yet, Suzanne Collins, creative genius that she is, has found a way to take us all along…on what I deem a most remarkable journey. She created a world, much like our own, full of magic, pain & heartache, trials of life, and the ups & downs of love. Who among us cannot relate in some manner with all that Katniss & her unlikely aquaintenances have had thrust upon them…? And 2 persevere when it seems that all hope is lost…I know I seen a bit of myself in her…May the odds be ever in your favor…

  93. SomeoneYouDontNeedToKnow says:

    Holy shcnitzles im 11 and i love the movie and i UNDERSTOOD the books and movie all the critics said it was not ment for kids cuz of violence and confusing parts and im 11 so in your face u d***b critics!! I will always love the hunger games!!! “MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR” !! I LOVE THE HUNGER GAMES i can not strech that enough!!<3 <3 <3 (: CHEERS to one of the best movies of our well.. my time!!!

  94. anthony says:

    I looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooved it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great actors and actress!!!!! HOPEFULLY August will come soon. Also the books were great! I read them all in a week!!!!!

  95. Julianna says:

    HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!
    SAW it LOVE it and i cannot wait until the DVD is out.
    I will watch it everyday until i die.
    Josh Hutcherson is a super sexy guy who was the perfect Peeta.
    Jennifer Lawrence was the strong smart Katniss from the books.
    EVERYONE was perfect!!
    August better come fast!

  96. Jessica says:

    I love this movie and therefore have seen it 9 times. I was impressed by how true to the book they stayed. Luckily the shaky camera doesn’t bother me and if you’ll notice they didn’t have a shaky camera in the capitol nor was it through the entire the games. I think the times they did have it, they were trying to show from Katniss’s point if view, how chaotic everything seemed. Anyway, great movie, excellent acting, and obviously amazing plot. I highly recommend it since apparently I’m addicted to it.

  97. Jamie Kanchananakhin says:

    Anticipating movie, seems awesome!

    I won a hunger games boxed set free from some raffle, but had already read the whole series like a million times.

    Great books, probably great movie!

  98. Marie says:

    This is the best movie EVER!!!!!!
    I <3 Peeta Mellark (josh huterson) and Katniss everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence). I think that those people played their part amazingly. I <3 The Hunger Games!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

  99. mykayla says:

    I LOVE THE HUNGER GAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!I love JOSH HUTCHERSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TEAM PETTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  100. Katie says:

    I LOVED the MOVIE and the BOOK!!!!!!!! It was great!! I can not wait for the second and third………….:) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  101. Bobby says:

    This is THE best movie ever. It’s better than all the Toy Stories, all the Shreks, and any other movie I’ve ever seen! Definatly a must see! Then a must see AGAIN! And again! And again! Can’t wait until the DVD/Blueray is released!

  102. Linda says:

    OMG! This movie was the BEST! i mean it was like i was blown away just from watching the excitement and furious movements! I would love to watch catching fire which is next (book 2) ! I’ll be waiting!

  103. Blake Johnson says:

    I saw this movie last Saturday and was COMPLETELY blown away. I’ve read the entire Hunger Games trilogy twice, am a HUGE (not bragging, since I’m sure there are others who have read it a lot more), and I had high expectations for it. The movie went far beyond my expectations! What really struck me was how the movie shows things that the book doesn’t really go into (for instance, the scene with Seneca and President Snow and the scenes with the Capitol and the people there), and the book does the same as well. I think most of us expected that the movie would be just a hair different than the book because of time, but for the most part it stayed true to the original form. Probably my biggest plus would be the fact that Susanne Collins was used in a big way involving the screenplay, production, and casting. That alone pretty much guarantees a successful movie if the books were all successful. If they all use the same strategy for making the next two as they did with this one, I expect that the ratings we see now are nothing compared to the ratings for this trilogy in the future. Happy Hunger Games!!

  104. Alan says:

    I must preface my review with: I liked the movie, I watched it twice and I plan to pick up the DVD when it is released in August.

    But I have complaints.

    First, the channel surfing cocktail shaker blurry camera work made me sea sick. A few minutes of shaky cam work goes a long way. But to have the entire 2 hour 22 minute movie was far too much. That shaky cam overdose detracted from Katniss’s flashbacks and from her hallucinations from jacker tracker venom. Did “The Hunger Games” establish a new world record for number of cuts per minute? The channel surfing cuts wasted those expensive sets–might as well have had the interior of the sound stage without any stage decorations because the editor wasted them. The audience didn’t see those fine sets long enough.

    Second, Susan Collins made a big deal of how noisy Peeta was in the woods. On the movie screen Katniss made as much noise as a platoon of Marine recruits on the Grinder at Marine Corps boot camp! Watch the movie again–I’m not much of a woodsman but I can move more quietly through the woods than the movie Katniss. Like I said, she was stomping through the woods in her scenes both in District 12 and in the Arena.

    I could go on–but the movie has been done. It won’t be fixed. I can hope that the sequels don’t make me sea sick again. But since the movie is a ‘success’ it is likely that many movies made after this one, including the sequels, will try to top the horrible viewing experience. Perhaps they’ll go back to black and white and get rid of color images? Go back to silent magic lantern shows?

    There were some things that were pleasant surprises. The opening of the movie clearly established the purpose behind the Hunger Games–vengence, eternal vengence. Katniss sings the same song to Prim and Rue, which firmly establishes the Katniss connecetion between the two girls. The behind-the-scenes peeks at the Hunger Games control room helped tell the story, as did the video clip talking about the treaty of the treason. I really liked the parade of the tributes because the fire effects were well done. Katniss’s interview dress was a treat. Seneca’s last scene in the movie was appropo.

    Yes, I expect perfection!

  105. Derek says:

    Very good movie. Plot is very interesting. It has elements that will please both the guys and the girls. An excellent movie for a date. Only downside is, once it gets going, it never slows down long enough for a bathroom break.

  106. Ashley says:

    Best Movie EVER. Words can’t even describe how good it was. Go see it! You won’t regret it.

  107. Giancarlo says:

    I really enjoyed this movie. It reminded me of when I first say Harry Potter. It was funny, sad, intense, just overall a great movie. This is a movie that you will be glad you pay for. The only thing I dont like about it, is that it wont come out on DVD fast enough.

  108. Diego says:

    I am just shocked at how amazing the movie was. When I saw the trailer, all I wanted were the books so after I got them for Christmas, I read them and loved all of them. I got worried that they would mess up the movie, but they made it even more perfect than I could ever imagine! To those who don’t know what it’s about, please watch the trailer and see the movie! It will leave you speechless!!!!!!!!!!

  109. Shane says:

    I saw this movie yesterday and it is amazing the best movie since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 .i cant even stress how good it is it’s just amazing I even cried for an hour during and after in the shop and I’m one of the toughest kids going

  110. Vern says:

    ~Best movie ever!~ The DVD release date should be sooner!

  111. Reno says:

    AWsome film best since potter 7part 2 sort of gruesome in some places but beautifuly performed

  112. Katniss Everden says:

    omg best movie ever!!! not kidding! im hard to top on that scale, and it defenitely got my vote as #1 movie of all time! not just because my name is in it and its my full name except last name is spelled differently!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  113. Gina says:

    Amazing movie! Definitely one of my favorites. It’s very moving. I loved it so much, I can’t wait to own it on DVD.

  114. Loes says:

    Really awesome movie. Not as good as Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings but more of that level than movies like twilight will ever be. Didn’t expect it to be this good.

  115. Darshini Narendran says:

    This is one of THE best movies of all time. This is worth watching I love the hunger games. I gave it a 12/10 rating! I can’t wait for the DVD release date!

  116. a.arnold says:

    i loved the hunger games best movie i have ever seen!! i cant wait for the dvd to come out in august i will watch it over and over and over again.

  117. Andrew says:

    This movie was the best movie ive seen sence fast and the furious 5 came out. Very moving movie totaly worth seeing.

  118. "A" says:

    This movie met all of my expectations! I am very, very pleased!They missed quite a few details, but made it work! See it!

  119. Mandy Tsai says:

    Best movie since Harry Potter 7 part 2 came out!Excellent special effects and great plot. Very moving and funny bits!

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