A year after winning the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and her partner, Peeta Mellark must go on what is known as the Victor's Tour wherein they visit all the districts. But before leaving, Katniss is visited by President Snow who fears that Katniss defied him a year ago during the games when she chose to die with Peta. With both Katniss and Peeta declared the winners, it is fueling a possible uprising. He tells Katniss that while on tour she better try to make sure that she puts out the flames or else everyone she cares about will be in danger. But unfortunately she fails to do that. So Snow decides to enact what is known as the Quarter Quell, the right to make a change to the Hunger Games, which he is allowed to do every 25 years. He decides to hold an edition of the Hunger Games wherein previous winners will compete again. Their mentor Haymitch thinks their best chance to survive is form an alliance with some of the others. They decide to align themselves with Finnick and his... Written by
Sam Claflin ate between two to three sugar cubes for each take filmed during Finnick's introduction scene until the scene was completed. He consumed the entire box of cubes. See more »
Early in the movie, the old man in district 11 gets shot in the head while in the kneeling position. The next scene, Katniss takes a look outside the window and see peacekeepers take his body. The old man is shown lying on his back with no sign of blood whatsoever. Also, the old actor seems to lift his head while the peacemakers are dragging him. See more »
I'm not a Harry Potter fan and haven't read the books. But I will admit that they did a great job of polishing those films, making the dialogue reasonably natural and the characters show chemistry and depth.
The entire Hunger Games films are almost devoid of real emotion. It's almost as though there is BAD and GOOD. Katniss is GOOD. The others in the Games are mostly BAD. None of them seem to be concerned about the impending death that virtually all will face, just acting bad. The dialog seems stilted and what you'd expect from a child's book.
Thinking about the logic of the plot and the uprising (whatever that is supposed to mean and we never get a feeling that the poor districts have mounted any sort of problem that the ridiculously wealthy can't handle.
The acting is intentionally over the top to show the badness. Stanley Tucci does a fine job, as always, but it's so over the top to be completely absurd. Even The Running Man did a much better job than this.
A friend who read the books said that all the characters were written this paper thin. It's as if you must check all brains at the door and do not think about whether anything really makes sense if you give it more than 2 minutes of thought. The Games themselves don't seem to exist except to create a spectacle for the reader or viewer. This is like pitifully bad science fiction that is geared towards 5-7 year old audiences who mostly don't understand things too deeply.
This film is a colossal waste of time unless you are a fan of this silly series. If you're renting, make sure you can accomplish something else at the same time so you don't feel like it's a total loss.
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