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.
Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.
In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.
In a dystopian future, the totalitarian nation of Panem is divided into 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' 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
One of the main inspirations of the character of Effie Trinket as played by Elizabeth Banks, is based on the character of Effie Stephanidis. A popular Australian comedy character that exploited Greek stereotypes of her period as played by Mary Coustas in the early 90s Australian TV show 'Acropolis Now'. Her most notable trademarks that she shares with 'Trinket' are her wild hairstyles, and her eccentric clothing style that would often lead to some of the jokes made of her character throughout the shows run. Along with her heavy use of makeup. Also most obvious, the use of the name 'Effie', derived from the Greek name of 'Euphemia'. Whose meaning in Greek origins stands for "Well Spoken" or "To speak well." See more »
When Katniss is trying to saw off the branch that is holding the trackerjacker nest, the nest is shown resting on another branch in one shot, then it is hanging free in the next shot. See more »
However I have seen Battle Royale that was released in 2000 and also Series 7: The Contenders released in 2001. This film is a copy of both films. However Battle Royale is much better and much more violent.
I don't know when the book was written (maybe battle Royal copied it first). But if the book was released after battle Royal, it would be like me writing Jurassic park and then releasing a film of it?! In theory they could have made this a great film, but they chose to leave out any kind of violence. I am really interested to see if the book is also just the same as Battle Royale. Someone should be sued!
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