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The Hunger Games: All you should know about this movie

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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games is indeed a 2012 American dystopian action thriller film directed by Gary Ross as well as based on Suzanne Collins’ novel of the same title from 2008. This was produced by Nina Jacobson as well as Jon Kilik, with such a screenplay by Ross, Collins, and Billy Ray. This is the first episode in The Hunger Games movie franchise. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland are among the cast members of the movie. The Hunger Games is set inside a dystopian post-apocalyptic future in Panem, wherein each year, a boy and a girl of each of the nation’s 12 Districts are selected as “tributes” as well as forced to engage in The Hunger Games, a televised battle to the death. When her younger sister, Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence), is chosen as a tribute, Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) offers to take her place.

Katniss flies to the Capitol with Peeta Mellark (Hutcherson), her district’s male tribute, to train as well as participate in the Hunger Games.

The Hunger Games started construction in March 2009, when Lions Gate Entertainment signed a co-production deal with Color Force, who had only bought the rights a few weeks before. The script was co-written by Collins, Ray, and Ross. Seneca Crane’s role was developed in the screenplay to allow for many events to be displayed to the public, and Ross included additional sequences between Crane and Coriolanus Snow. Between March and May of 2011, the key characters were cast. Principal photography for the film began in May 2011 and was completed in September of that year, with shooting in North Carolina.

The movie was released in various European nations on March 21, 2012, and in the United States and the United Kingdom on March 23, 2012, in both conventional and digital IMAX cinemas. The film broke records for opening day and opening weekend for a non-sequel when it was released. The film’s opening weekend gross was the third-highest in North America at the time of its release. It’s the first picture since Avatar to hold the top spot at the North American box office for four weekends in a row. The film grossed approximately $694 million worldwide against a budget of $78 million, making it the third-highest-grossing picture in the United States and the ninth-highest-grossing movie of 2012. On August 18, 2012, it was released on DVD and Blu-ray.

Critics praised The Hunger Games because of its concepts as well as messages, and also Lawrence’s portrayal of Katniss; nevertheless, considerable criticism was made at the movie’s use of shaky cam, particularly during action moments, and its parallels to previous works. The track “Safe & Sound,” performed by American singer Taylor Swift with The Civil Wars for such a movie’s soundtrack, received a Grammy Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. Lawrence was nominated for such Saturn Award for Best Actress, the Broadcast Movie Critics Association Award for Best Actress in an Action Movie, the Empire Award for Best Actress, and the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for her performance.

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