Film Review-Hunger Games Essay

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The Hunger Games Review and Critique

The Hunger Games is a fantasy adventure love story about a young girl from a poor district who volunteers to take her sister place to fight to the death in the 74th Annual Hunger Games in the country’s capitol city. “Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains.” (www.thehungergamesmovie.com) Prior to being a film, The Hunger Games was an
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Her affection for her sister is displayed in front of her entire district. The raw emotion she displays shows that she could not imagine the thought of her sister dying or being placed in danger where she would not be allowed to help or protect her. Katniss act of volunteering as tribune is a symbolism of that love between sisters and among families. The first conflict Katniss faces is an internal one. She has to decide if she wants her sister to participate in the games in which she could die, or sacrifice her own life. This conflict is resolved when she volunteers to take her sisters place in the games and sacrifices herself instead. The external conflict can be seen in the film throughout the games when Katniss has to choose between humane actions, or saving her own life. Eventually she overcomes these conflicts by winning the game but not before facing difficult choices throughout her adventure. The film captures situational irony during Katniss’s adventure. All but one of the tribunes is expected to die and they all must do whatever it takes in efforts to be the last one standing. The televised game shows the cold-hearted actions of each tribune and there is an expectation that they will not form alliances or be kind to one another. However, throughout the adventure Katniss forms an alliance with a younger tribune and they help each for a brief period of time before the young tribune is killed. Katniss also forms an alliance with Peeta

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