Look out, 'Hunger Games': Three more popular franchises set to hit the big screen
Las Vegas Weekly
9 May 2014
Excerpt: Divergent Like The Hunger Games , Veronica Roth’s novel trilogy is set in a dystopian future and focuses on a teenage female protagonist who challenges society’s rules. Shailene Woodley will play main character Tris Prior in the film version, which opens March 21.
Excerpt: The Hunger Games might be the most controversial product we have ever reviewed here at Family Friendly Gaming. There are people who love the books, and the movie. There are also those who absolutely despise it. I am somewhere in the middle. I see the problems and issues with the movie. I also note there is a lesson for us to be learned.
Excerpt: The Hunger Games , the first in the trio of Suzanne Collins' dark and engrossing young adult novels about a dystopian society and those who challenge it, is a wonderfully addictive read. Set sometime in the future, The Hunger Games adroitly weaves social and political commentary, and a romantic triangle through an engaging science-fiction tale.
Excerpt: For most people, The Hunger Games needs no introduction—which is a good thing, because the movie assumes that you’ve already read Suzanne Collins’ best-selling series of young-adult novels, and arguably demonstrates a certain amount of contempt for you if you haven’t. So let’s speedily dispense with the basic scenario: In a dystopian future, the former U.S.
Excerpt: There's so much going on in "The Hunger Games" that you're bound to find something to cheer for. In a world of poverty and social class, it explores themes of politics and power, while emphasising the unsavoury demand for reality entertainment and violence. All these observations warrant our likeable heroine to do battle, an exercise that will satisfy the more bloodthirsty of fans.
Excerpt: Deze week gaat het derde deel van ‘The Hunger Games’ in première in de Nederlandse bioscopen. Als opfrisser is vanavond het sterke eerste deel te zien op televisie. Het verhaal, gebaseerd op onder meer de mythen van Theseus en de Minotaurus, gladiatorengevechten en moderne oorlogsverslaggeving, speelt in een postapocalyptische samenleving waar dertien arme districten lijden onder een bikkelharde dictatuur.