In a future world where everyone is controlled by a huge government, the residents of sectors that had tried to revolt in the past are forced to participate in "The Hunger Games." Two children are chosen from each of the twelve districts and are put in a wilderness area where they have to fight and kill each other. There can only be one winner. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) takes her younger sister's place. The other one chosen is Peeta Mellark, who is sort of a friend of hers and had helped her in a time of need. Their feelings for each other grow, which is a potential problem.
Yes, this is yet another variation of "The Most Dangerous Game", but it has good characters and is entertaining. I particularly liked the weird animals that are in the game zone, from the giant wasps to the human faced dogs. Recommended.