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.
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Bryce Dallas Howard
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
During The Reaping, in the wide shot when the Mayor and his affiliates are being introduced, there is only a microphone and the chairs on the stage. The Reaping Balls do not appear until Effie draws the names. See more »
The book was a lot more enjoyable and a much better story than the movie. Understandably, it is difficult to develop the characters and fully explain the story in a movie but this movie did the book a disservice. To the person who has not read the book the characters will seem confusing and shallow because little was done to explain their story and their relationship. Many major portions of the character development were left out. In particular the relationship between Primrose and Catniss and how that built on the relationship between Catniss and Rue. Additionally, the relationship between Catniss and Peeta and the complications and internal conflict it causes in Catniss is inadequate. Finally we get to Haymitch, the movie does his character wrong and he is a shadow of what he is in the book. There are many other things that I disliked about the movie, I only hope that the sequels can do a better job of developing the characters. I will likely wait until the sequels come out on DVD/blue-ray
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