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.
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, 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
When Katniiss is selected in the Reaping, and Effie asks for a round of applause, instead of applauding everyone in the crowd raises his left hand in the Boy Scout oath salute. After Rue dies and Katniss covers her with flowers, Katniss turns toward the camera and gives the Boy Scout salute with her right, and District 12 folks watching her on TV also do it with their right hands. See more »
The film opens with a worded passage about the history of the Hunger Games. In the last section, all of the text fades away except for the film's title. See more »
A rough cut of the film was submitted to the BBFC in the UK for an advisory screening, a process used by filmmakers to see how likely a film will obtain a certain rating. The BBFC explained a 12A rating would be likely if the violence was toned down. Four scenes were changes, removing bloody violence, threat and a scene of injury. These included the use of alternate footage and the digital removal of blood. When the finished film was submitted to the BBFC for a formal classification, the BBFC stated that more cuts would be needed in order to secure the 12A. Blood splashes were digitally removed from both impacts to bodies and blood on blades of weapons, achieved through the darkening of certain shots and by digitally erasing blood from the image. The BBFC then gave the film a 12A rating for cinema release. This pre-cut version was released on DVD in the UK with a 12 rating. However, the US PG-13 version was submitted to the BBFC for the UK Blu-ray release, which was classified '15' uncut. See more »
I already saw this movie when it was called The Running Man. The only difference is it's starring a female with a bow and arrow as opposed to Arnold Schwarzenegger and his pure brawn. Of course you could also pull out your Disney library and see this movie from there as well. Remember Mulan? What about Dragonslayer? Both two Disney films that involve "sacrificing" younger individuals for the greater good. Of course the switch-a-roo of the heroin clearly was taken from Mulan. Let's not forget that even the "kids killing kids" situation was clearly taken from the much better, original work, Lord of the Flies. This story was not original which definitely showed throughout the simplistic production. The action was missing with a terrible attempt to hide that fact. The story itself was plastic and belonged on a toy store shelf next to the Barbie dolls.
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