The Hunger Games 
In Theaters: Mar 23, 2012 Wide
PG-13, 2 hr. 22 min.
Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: Gary Ross
Written By: Suzanne Collins, Gary Ross, Billy Ray
Picture a post-apocalyptic North America left devastated by a combination of fire, famine, drought and wars. The U.S. has collapsed only to be replaced by a centralized, totalitarian regime run with an iron fist by the President (Donald Sutherland) with the approval of effete elites barricaded inside the wealthy Capitol.
That pampered class remains blissfully insulated from the ongoing suffering of the citizens trapped in any of the country’s dozen outlying districts. For, since an attempted coup 74 years earlier, the government has been punishing the proletariat by staging an annual fight to the death in the wilderness in which each district is represented by a boy and a girl.
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