The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

By Francis Lawrence

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release Date: 2023-11-17
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2h 37min
  • Director: Francis Lawrence
  • Production Company: Lionsgate
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 19.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99
From 2,171 Ratings


In this prequel to The Hunger Games, a young Coriolanus (Tom Blyth) is the last hope for the once-proud Snow family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. Snow reluctantly takes an assignment to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), a tribute from the impoverished District 12. But after Lucy Gray’s charm captivates Panem’s audience, Snow unites with Lucy Gray to turn the odds in their favor. Battling his instincts for both good and evil, Snow races against time to survive — and reveal if he will ultimately become a songbird or a snake.




  • Good Movie.

    By Undercross
    This was worth renting if you like any of the Hunger Games previous movies.
  • Half terrible, half amazing

    By Easy_Churlish
    More of this hollywood trend of letting wholly unqualified people meddle with the work of geniuses.
  • Eh, the book was better.

    By Silverwhisker9955
    (Spoilers ahead:)) It was a good movie, don’t get me wrong. The acting was done well, and I do love the songs. But there are a few things it needed. (1) More chemistry! The romance in this movie was flat. It wasn’t believable at all. Had I not read the book first, I’m unsure if I would have realized how much Lucy Gray and Coriolanus really loved each other. (2) Too many important scenes and characters where cut out. There was nothing leading to Sejanus’s death! It was a major part in the book that effected Coriolanus, and it was just cut out. Ma was cut out as well-not to mention that TWO funerals where cut out. I think Rachel Zegler did good in the role as Lucy Gray, despite what people think. Tom Blyth was a good for playing a young Snow. I give it a 4.3, but the book was much better.
  • Meh

    By SKB0212
    Two thumbs down
  • Rachel Zegler Ruined this Title

    By Exclucityours
    0 stars if it was possible
  • Great job

    By Kiarathecritic
    I loved how they put together snow life. He makes more sense to me but they also did a great job tying in the Mockingjay origin.
  • Added Insight…

    By k.kiffmanntkd
    to the beginnings and creators of The Hunger Games. The original game plan was as graphic and immoral as possible. The movie illustrates how Snow’s input made the games more appealing and positive to the public in order for people to be cognitively dissonant to the real horror that the games were. The biography of Snow is a bit similar to Darth Vader’s life, except—unlike Vader—Snow never redeems himself. But, what the movie does show is that many—if given the opportunity or desperation—would cross the line of morality, if they needed it enough.
  • Rachel Zegler hard pass

    By orangeblood12c
    Southpark into the panderverse nailed it. Yet another terrible remake. If people would stop supporting these awful movies then maybe they start making good movies again instead of this regurgitated mess.
  • My favorite one

    By xoxo Jordan xoxo
    I am not sure whether it’s that I am older now than when the original Hunger Games came out or the fact we have fresh face characters tied so closely with the old ones, but this film is my favorite of the five and it has rejuvenated my love for the entire series again. We got so many answers but there are even more questions. I enjoyed examining the dynamics of the characters. I really loved it!
  • Way better with Katniss

    By JJY130
    Wasn’t totally feelin this one at all