The Hunger Games
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- Stanley Tucci
- Wes Bentley
- Jennifer Lawrence
- Willow Shields
- Liam Hemsworth
- Elizabeth Banks
- Sandra Ellis Lafferty
- Paula Malcomson
- Rhoda Griffis
- Sandino Moya-Smith
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- Emma Roberts, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mary Mouser, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Lyndsy Fonseca, Jodelle Ferland, Saoirse Ronan, Kaya Scodelario, Emily Browning, and Shailene Woodley were considered to play Katniss.
- During the Reaping, when Katniss yells, "I VOLUNTEER!" her hair is messed up and ruffled, however, when she states "I volunteer as tribute," her hair is combed again.
- Gale Hawthorne: Listen to me. You're stronger than they are. You are. Get to a bow.
- Katniss Everdeen: They may not have one...
- Gale Hawthorne: They will if you show 'em how good you are. They just want a good show. That's all they want. If they don't have a bow, then you make one, okay? You know how to hunt.
- Katniss Everdeen: Animals.
- Gale Hawthorne: It's no different, Katniss.
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The Hunger Games' pacing is brisk, its stakes as high as stakes get, and its leading lady engaging enough that the odds - at the box office at least - will be ever in its favor.
There's action here, too, and a great deal of vitality that feels true both to the spirit of Collins' book and to the idea of movie entertainment as it exists.
As she did in her breakthrough film Winter's Bone, Jennifer Lawrence anchors this futuristic and politicized elaboration of The Most Dangerous Game with impressive gravity and presence, while director Gary Ross gets enough of what matters in the book up on the screen to satisfy its legions of fans worldwide.