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.
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
After entering her private training session in front of the Gamemakers, Katniss Everdeen picks up a bow and draws it. In the side shot, she removes her index finger of her bow hand from the top of the arrow's shaft while drawing the bow. When the camera switches to over her right shoulder, her index finger is still over the top of the arrow and Katniss only removes it after she has fully drawn the bow. See more »
Okay, listen to me, you're stronger than they are. You are. They just want a good show, that's all they want. You know how to hunt. Show them how good you are.
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Written by Gabriel Hubert, Saiph Graves, Amal Hubert, Tycho Cohran, Jafar Graves, Uttama Hubert, Seba Graves and Tarik Graves
Performed by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
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Running Man/LOTR meets every "last man standing" movie
First off, didn't read the books..get that out of the way. But my 11 y/o son did. I'll just mention that he said they missed a lot of important parts about the storyline.
There is very little character build-up. You just kind of have to guess what is going on with these characters. There are 24 selected combatants who are give about two weeks to prepare. First off, it's insane to think a 12 y/o girl can compete against an 18 y/o (professionally trained) man. However, that seems fair to this "advanced" government. So, after 2 weeks of preparation, their plans are to die instantly or run away. There are few battles and you get just a countdown of everyone dying off in the distance somewhere. There's a gang of 5 or 6 that KNOW only one can survive, but no one back-stabs (literally) anyone. The rules change and are very predictable. Somehow, without explanation, the controllers of the game can make fire bombs appear or mutant dogs, but for some reason "sponsors" can help. Why do they need help when there's 10000 lbs of supplies at the start? It's really annoying to watch..I can't imagine reading the books without being annoyed as well. I give it a 3/10 to my son's dismay.
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