Movie Comparison: The Hunger Games

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“From the Treaty of the Treason: In penance for their uprising, each district shall offer up a male and female between the ages of 12 and 18 at a public ‘Reaping.’ These Tributes shall be delivered to the custody of The Capitol. And then transferred to a public arena where they will Fight to the Death, until a lone victor remains. Hence forth and forevermore this pageant shall be known as The Hunger Games.” These are the first lines to the 2013 Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Movie. The Hunger Games is a highly anticipated movie mainly directed for all audiences, but in particular action-loving teenagers. This action packed, but also romantic, movie can be appreciated and enjoyed by all because of its amazing, twisted plot, its futuristic special effects, and its extraordinary costumes.
The Hunger Games, released in 2012 by, Lionsgate, came into production as a novel adaptation film under the
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There are numerous special effects shown in this movie such as the flashbacks Katniss has to show what Katniss is thinking or it symbolizes how she reacts to a situation. It enhances the viewer’s experience because it shows more than what a character is saying or doing, and it lets one see more than what would just be physical. Also, when Katniss did her first interview in The Capitol, there was a close-up on Katniss’ face to show her nervous reaction to the large audience. However, the special effects are dominantly shown in the arena. The set of the arena is constructed by Seneca Crane (Wes Bently), who is seen most of the time controlling the game from the control room in The Capitol. One of the first special effects shown in the arena is the selective focus and close-up on Katniss to show her facial expression; also, the director puts emphasis on the most important character. Right after the timer is done and the players are released, the music is suspenseful and

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