Watch: The Hunger Games 2012 123movies, Full Movie Online – In a dystopian future, the totalitarian nation of Panem is divided into 12 districts and the Capitol. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal retribution for a past rebellion, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors while the citizens of Panem are required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’ young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives..
Plot: 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 “Tributes” 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. The world will be watching.
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Very well made movie with quality writing, acting and cinematography.
**Pros**: strong performance from the star. Technically excellent.
**Cons**: Seems to me that the ending was premature but perhaps intentionally so – for a sequel? Character development is largely weak but there are a lot of characters and already a long movie so I suspect a lot was left on the cutting room floor.
Despite some weakness, still a compelling movie worth a watch if not up to all of the hype.
I don’t really know what’s so special about this movie. I found “The Running Man” or “Total Recall” much more deep thought than this. Is it maybe that the main character is a female?
Still, it is entertaining and, in this regard, it does its job.
The Hunger Games is ought to be the next big thing like Harry Potter, except it already started in a darker and more serious tone than any other young adult fantasy book films. The film did a good job executing its grit and thrills. Decent directing and amazing performances. The filmmakers did a fantastic job bringing Suzanne Collins’ book to life. It’s not the usual kind of blockbuster that focuses to its loudness. It’s a film with moving drama and has its suspense.
It’s pretty easy to understand everything about this story and its world. We get to know most of it and the entire film is intriguing and undeniably entertaining. The cast brings most of it to life. Jennifer Lawrence is simply fantastic as Katniss. Josh Hutcherson is okay but does not tie with Lawrence. Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Wes Bentley, Donald Sutherland, and Stanley Tucci didn’t get a lot of screen time but they were good to their roles.
The movie is great in suspense and drama. It doesn’t have a lot of score which makes it moving and compelling. The moments of Katniss in the arena are stirring. Thrilling music score is a great effect to these sequences. Unlike our blockbusters these days, the film doesn’t focus too much to the CGI and the explosions. There isn’t really much explosions here. Surprisingly, the filmmakers aren’t lazy to create a non-CGI set(except the chariots). There is, of course, still CGI here but not as excessive as our modern blockbusters. The action is pretty good with the shaky camera. It’s nicely shot gives enough momentum and excitement. Most people complain to that though. Lastly, the production design is beyond decent.
The Hunger Games is thrilling and solid enough. Decent filmmaking made it spectacular. It’s amazing and intriguing enough to start a big series. It succeeds to become a solid and one and not a lackluster like Twilight or I Am Number Four. I don’t know what else to say about it, but it’s silent, gritty, and compelling.
Confusing, boring and unpleasant.
When The Hunger Games came out, all non-book fans could think of was Asian flick Battle Royale of which I think is an okay but forgettable movie. Meanwhile, the concept of a televised people vs. people contest always reminded me of Arnie nostalgia-classic The Running Man. In retrospect, it’s a pretty cheesy movie, but its execution with all its 80s gritty excess makes the idea chilling and believable in its dystopian world. My biggest problem with The Hunger Games is that never once did I feel the concept fit the world. I think it’s a pretty good setup with the idea of a uprising that didn’t work and that the upper class would punish them but with a kid v. kid battle to the death? There’s something about the film that never once convinced me and it lost me right from the outset.
Perhaps this is because the film so far removed from our world that there’s no relatable one. On one hand, there’s the districts which feel like a cleaned up Deadwood then there’s the Baz Lurhman does Dr. Seuss civilized world. There’s no believable sense of time transition from how it can get to its opening written setup to this world with its infrequent odd sci-fi flashes. It’s trying too hard to have social commentary. Above all there’s no heart beyond teenage angsty feelings and no sense of a morality we can relate to – albeit, Stanley Tucci was a delight and I wish he could host everything ever. Yeah, Jennifer Lawrence’s protagonist is brave and I supported her but the writing was so underdeveloped that I found myself confused at what she was or wasn’t doing a lot of the time.
The film is just so contrived to try and force the concept to belong in this world. The plot is relatively easy to follow but there’s way too many times when I found myself asking “why are they doing this?” without explanation and “why don’t they just do this?” without ruling the alternatives out. I feel like the film never took a moral stance on the killings. Sure, the civilized world find it entertaining/punishment and the Deadwood world finds it tragic, fine, but I’m interested in the internal feelings of the ones actually involved. It just felt like their plan was “to win” but strategies were never revealed. Why didn’t they just slaughter everyone while they were “training” with all the weapons? If they weren’t allowed, why didn’t the film demonstrate it beyond the few words “don’t fight here”? I never bought it.
Maybe their plan was to just survive the best they could and stay hidden, but this was never stated. Why were people making alliances when there could only be one winner? It never made any sense, especially when there was absolutely no character development. Perhaps this is what you get with a film that’s about the one thing it can’t show with a PG-13 rating and shaky cam. I imagine these kinds of morality and strategy things are in the book and fans are just filling in these gaps by themselves, but The Hunger Games movie just confused and bored me with its slow plot-hole ridden script, unpleasant hook and unsatisfying climax. Give me The Running Man for the dozenth time instead, at least it has a bit of balls when it comes to its action.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 22 min (142 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director Gary Ross
Writer Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, Billy Ray
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Country United States
Awards Won 1 BAFTA Award33 wins & 48 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Datasat, SDDS, Dolby Surround 7.1, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1, 2.39 : 1 (Netflix), 2.39 : 1 (original ratio)
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Ultra Prime, Angenieux Optimo and Canon Lenses, Arricam ST, Zeiss Ultra Prime, Angenieux Optimo and Canon Lenses, Arriflex 235, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3.9 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak) (Fuji Eterna Vivid 250D 8546, Eterna Vivid 500T 8547)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema