New Hunger Games Clip Debuts.

The eagerly anticipated big-screen adaptation of author Suzanne Collins’ best-selling “Hunger Games” trilogy doesn’t open stateside for another week. But it has opened overseas to rapturous reviews — more on that later.

But for American fans, here’s another look at the movie, which stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks and Lenny Kravitz.

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Now, about those foreign reviews. Here’s one from TotalFilm. There are spoilers: So don’t read more unless you want to know what happens.

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And here’s a sample:

“If not wholly true to Collins’ words (missing in action: the mayor’s daughter, the Avox girl), it gets the spirit bang on; like its source, this is both credible science fiction and a teen tale that doesn’t patronise or pander to its audience.

What’s more, the grit, gravity and empathy on display fuse into something fresh. There’ve been many, many survival-as-sport movies – The Most Dangerous Game, Punishment Park, Battle Royale, Series 7: The Contender – but The Hunger Games finds new ways to play.”

Read the full review here.

Via TotalFilm

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