The Hunger Games

(PG-13)★★★☆☆

The Hunger Games (PG-13) ★★★☆☆

This long-awaited adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ YA novel series doesn’t disappoint. A century or so from now, North America is ruled by a totalitarian government and divided into 12 neglected districts. For the annual Hunger Games, two children from each district are chosen to compete to the death, while the nation watches on TV. Amazingly enough, director/co-writer Gary Ross handles the inherent violence and fight for survival with a deft hand.

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Sci-fi adventure The Hunger Games relies heavily on CGI effects in a variety of visual formats—2-D, 3-D and 3-D IMAX. As a wearer of distance glasses, I loathe the revival of 3-D, a silly gimmick for kids from the 1950s. So I chose a simpler way to watch The Hunger Games without the discomfort of two pairs of glasses, and don’t feel like I missed a thing. I can live without another flying spear.

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