Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
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.
As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.
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, rutal 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
The Reaping scene is shot in extreme heat, so while the main characters got to escape to their trailers, while the extras were left to sit in the heat. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Elizabeth Banks felt so bad about it they gave free autographs to anyone who wanted one. See more »
When the shot of the pre-Games "tribute scoreboard" switches from a close-up to a wide shot of the betting area, the board has changed significantly; the images of the Tributes are gone and the odds for each of them have changed. Rue's odds, for example, instantly change from a dire 60-1 to a quite impressive 7-1 chance of winning. See more »
The trouble with this movie is that I'm old enough to have seen many of
its antecedents. So before The Truman Show, which is essentially the
same idea as The Hunger Games, we have Battle Royale, The Running Man
and of course, Rollerball. They all deal with mass entertainment in a
dystopian future society and they all have their flaws. What's really
disappointing about The Hunger Games is that unless you've read the
book, the film will give you only a fleeting glimpse into why the games
are called that. There's nothing else to help the naive reader make
sense of the plot and because of this, the involvement of children will
seem a bit odd to anyone who hasn't read the book. In fact, that's
something you should take into account when reading many of the reviews
of the film as they're written by people who have read the books and
can fill in the wide gaps in the film without even thinking about it.
Some have said its plot line is mildy satirical, but in my view that's
just an excuse for a poorly filleted and disappointing adaptation of a
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