MOVIE: The Hunger Games

The Observer - - TV GUIDE LIFE -

9GO!, 8.30pm, M (2012)

These days, if a young adult novel is a hit, you can rest assured it will be trans­ferred to the big screen in no time. Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games is cer­tainly no fluffy piece about wiz­ards or were­wolves, and di­rec­tor and co-writer Gary Ross (Se­abis­cuit) does a mag­nif­i­cent job of bring­ing this world to life. To fight for sur­vival in a world rav­aged by drought, famine and war, teenagers are forced to bat­tle to the death live on tele­vi­sion. But when 16-year-old Kat­niss’ (Jen­nifer Lawrence) young sis­ter is cho­sen to fight, she steps up in her place with dan­ger­ous con­se­quences. Grip­ping and grue­some.

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