The Hunger Games is a film adaptation of the 2008 book by the same name. In it, kids from 12 districts of the post-apocalyptic dystopia of Panem–the country that emerged from a deadly war in North America–are picked to fight to the death in an arena. These kids are called Tributes. The rules dictate that only one of the 24 who enter comes out alive.
The titular competition is a popular, televised event with all the drama and gawking you expect for reality television. In the beginning, during training, Tributes compete for attention from sponsors, who pay to air drop vital supplies into the forest arena that most of the movie is set in.
The Hunger Games moved a little too quickly, but there was enough development to make you care about the fates of the characters. I had some suspicions about the nature of the competition that weren’t resolved in the movie, so I have some expectations for the planned sequels.