For someone who never read the Hunger Games books, I was somewhat surprised with the movie in both good and bad ways. Luckily I had read a synopsis online of what the movie was supposed to be about, so I was slightly prepared for what to expect: Every year a “Reaping” takes place. People who have committed some type of “crime” against (what they call) the Capitol, gets their names put into a drawing for possible candidacy for the Hunger Games.
When the Reaping happens, two names are drawn from each of the 12 districts, a man/boy and a woman/girl. The two people, whose names are drawn, called Tributes, are then taken away and are trained and prepared to participate in the Games. Granted I missed the first 5 minutes or so of the movie because I had to run two-blocks from where I was parked to make it into the theater as fast as I could, the beginning hadn’t seemed to really explain much of anything about why these “Hunger Games” were beginning to take place.
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