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The Hunger Games (2012)

 -  Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  23 March 2012 (USA)
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Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete.

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In a dystopian future, the totalitarian nation of Panem is divided between 12 districts and the Capitol. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal retribution for a past rebellion, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors while the citizens of Panem are required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss's young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. Written by Suzanne Collins

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Rated PG-13 for intense violent thematic material and disturbing images - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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$78,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$152,535,747 (USA) (23 March 2012)

Gross:

$407,999,255 (USA) (31 August 2012)
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The director Gary Ross has stated that his decision to go with shaky cam work, "had a lot to do with [the] urgency of what's going on and [to reflect Katniss'] point of view." He also mentioned that he wanted to avoid a polished, static camera look at all costs, since that would reduce the violence to mere entertainment, and be completely contrary to the movie's intention. See more »

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When Katniss hugs Peeta, her right arm crosses over Peeta's left shoulder, the following shot after, her arm is under Peeta's left arm. See more »

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The BATTLE ROYALE Rip-Off Games....
6 April 2012 | by (Sri Lanka) – See all my reviews

... I totally agree with the previous comments, how can someone copy shameless a good movie AND took out the best scenes and best story elements? Battle Royale is definitely one of the best movies (that's why it's good story copied that often), but when I try to copy something than I try to IMPROVE the copy, not to omit the best things! I'm sure the good voting only were given by people who didn't see the original movie.

What a great way for Hollywood to show how original they are. Wow i've never seen a movie that will make me cringe even more than this, unless Hollywood decide to remake the whole matrix trilogy, star wars trilogy, and LOTR trilogy and claim that the genius American directors and writers came up with the ideas. I would like to say as being a big fan of the Hollywood movies, Hindi movies and after watching battle royale a big Japan fan, that I am disgusted at the director and actors who decided to make this movie. How can you copy a great film and manage to destroy it piece by piece. Is the American director a fan of the original movie or an enemy? I think that Hollywood is brilliant at destroying original works of art. So how about sticking with throwing dye and dancing in the fields.

Please watch Battle Royale - you will not waste your time. I really don't understand this Hollywood "Hype", bad actors, bad cinematography and a copied or other well known story - it's always the same. Finally I only recommend you to spend this 116 minutes of your valueable life with other things than watching this movie!


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