Note: The following post contains no significant advances of the plot or the end of the film.
Gary Ross (Seabiscuit) brings to the screen The Hunger Games the first part of the trilogy of books written by Suzanne Collins who with great success tells a post-apocalyptic story quite interesting: On the ruins of what was before North America reign the government of Capitol that has isolated and subjected twelve districts in which the people are hardly able to get food to survive, annually Capitol people do The Games of Hunger in which select a couple of each district between 12 and 18 years to take it to a battle of survival, there will only come out one winner who will have the food granted for life. The story focuses on Katniss Everdeen, an intelligent and recursive Young girl from District 12 who to protect her little sister takes on the challenge of going to the games that propose a disturbing crossroads to her: Win or die.
The film has all the resources to illustrate a futuristic world, the framework of the wealth and poverty are perfectly drawn taking as a visual result a mixture between The Fifth Element and La Vita é Bella, the locations that come and go between the opulence and the helplessness, the nature and the jungle of asphalt allow a perfect imagination of the world that Collins seeks to describe.
The story have a wide cast in it we can find Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, the multifaceted Stanley Tucci and even the singer Lenny Kravitz is involved. Thumbs up for the performance of Jennifer Lawrence, excellent interpretation, she looks analytical, serious and rebellious, in her moments of weakness is plausible and moving. On the other hand we have Josh Hutcherson who assumes the disadvantage of his character and assumes its variations of protector to protected, he’s no dazzling but complies with the objective.
In spite of criticism by the unstable camera handling, Zerorojo dares to dissent and warn that such management adds a dose of adrenaline quite necessary for the development of the history, coupled with this are highlighted the costume design and makeup loaded with creativity and color.
The Hunger Games is a saga that promises, there are expected the upcoming deliveries: Catching Fire (2013) and Sinsajo (2014 and 2015). Although the film has scenes of violence tries to be not sufficiently explicit in this matter, it’s important to note that the history is intended to communicate that the rebellion without intelligence not triumphs, rebellion against a large system must be calculated to obtain results, it is not enough to be a rebel: you have to know how to be one. On the other hand is constituted as a caricature of the present life, it develops in the future, yes, but it shows all the corruption and disfigurement of the modern society by far…perhaps to that we’ll be arrive.
Zerorojo recommends it!!