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.
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.
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
Although it is mentioned briefly that Gale has had his name put into the drawing multiple times, it is not fully explained in the movie why someone might want to do this other than when Katniss tells Prim when she comes to say goodbye not to put her name in more because it's not worth getting enough food. Each additional time a name is entered raises the possibility that the person will be selected to compete, and probably die, in the games. In the source novel, it is explained that putting your name in an additional time garners your family an additional portion of grain and oil, so families experiencing especially terrible privation may put their children's names into the drawing more than once in exchange for that small amount of extra food. See more »
After Katniss blows up the stockpile of goods, in all future shots of the same clearing there is no indication that an explosion took place, or that the mines had been dug up. See more »
I think it's our tradition. It comes out of a particularly painful part of our history, but it's been a way we're able to heal.
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caught an early private screening with my brother and... wow...
i couldn't have been more excited to see the movie after reading the hunger games trilogy and it didn't disappoint AT ALL!!! it definitely stayed true to the books (with some minor changes that actually worked). the fight scenes were unbelievable and ruthless (woo, blood and full on scenes- no sneaky camera-work to hide the brutality. definitely pushed the pg13 rating!). fantastic acting by the whole cast. i couldn't have been more pleased with this movie! definitely recommend seeing it (and reading the series) fans will be surprised and NOT disappointed
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