Here’s why HitFix placed ‘The Hunger Games’ on the list:
11. “The Hunger Games”
In theaters: March 23, 2012
Director: Gary Ross
Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Wes Bentley
Lowdown: The big-screen adaptation of the wildly popular Suzanne Collins novel about a future where a central Capitol selects one boy and one girl from the twelve districts of Panem to compete in a to-the-death match on live television each year. Katniss Everdeen volunteers to prevent her younger sister from competing, and in doing so, kicks off a revolution.
Drew McWeeny says: The books are good solid pulp fun, and Gary Ross seems to have a bee in his bonnet about getting the films right. Jennifer Lawrence is due to blow up into genuine stardom, and this is the moment and the right role. The big question mark in the cast for me is Liam Hemsworth, whose brother Chris is already having his moment, and it’ll be interesting to see if the family goes two for two this year.
‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.
“The Hunger Games” tops this week HitFix’s Movie Power rankings, beating out other highly anticipated movies such as “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”.
Check out first five movies on the list below:
1. “Hunger Games” ( Last week: No. 5 )
I’ve been out in the woods for days! Can’t one of my sponsors drop a parachute with a rough-cut of the trailer or an EPK or something?
2. “The Dark Knight Rises” ( Last week: No. 6 )
With constant set-crashing threatening security, director Christopher Nolan (“Inception”) reportedly refuses to even write down the ending of the final film in his Batman trilogy. Maybe he doesn’t have one? Just kidding, you know he’s cooking up something good.
3. “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” ( Last week: No. 1 )
Robert Pattinson: Rock star? Taylor Lautner: Action star? However those career choices pan out, they’ll always have Forks.
4. “Man of Steel” ( Last week: No. 8 )
Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot leaves Chicago and heads to the Great White North, with shooting commencing in British Columbia, Truth, justice and the Canadian way? Plus, more Zod costume photos have leaked.
5. Steven Spielberg ( Last week: Not ranked )
With two high-profile film coming out in the next few months (“The War Horse” and “The Adventures of Tintin”), Spielberg still found time to win the PGA’s David O. Selznick Award. Plus, there’s the whole “Lincoln” movie he’s working on, now with more Jackie Earle Haley.
Do head over to HitFix to see which other movies made up the next ten movies of the Top 15 Power Movie Rankings list!