In a post-apocalyptic era of the US, each year a young boy and girl are selected from 12 different districts to battle to the death on live television in an event called the Hunger Games. For the 74th annual Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen volunteers in place of her younger sister. Katniss is joined by Peeta Mellark to represent their district. Like American Idol, the last person standing wins – but instead of a sing off, the contestants must fight, kill, and survive.
For some the movie can be a bit slow. It has a steady pace and all action and excitement is in the last half of the movie during the Hunger Games. As the first movie of a trilogy its a great start and I hope the sequel takes it up a notch.