When she meets Snow by chance, he claims that it was Coin who secretly ordered the bombings in order to strip away the support of his remaining followers. 2007: Gerard Butler vs. Robert Maillet, 2008: Sean Faris vs. Cam Gigandet Most of the districts have rebelled against the Capitol, led by District 13 and its President Alma Coin. [137], Charles McGrath, writing for The New York Times, said that the film will remind viewers of the television series Survivor, a little of The Bachelorette, and of the short story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson published in 1948 by The New Yorker. Peeta regains his sanity. Another announcement promises that what each survivor needs the most will be provided at the Cornucopia the next morning. After she recovers, Katniss and a team known as the Star Squad, composed of Gale, Peeta, Finnick, a camera crew, and various other soldiers, are assigned to film propaganda in relatively quiet combat zones. [122] The Huffington Post reported that Penn Badgley, a supporter of Occupy Wall Street, saw the film as a social commentary on the movement. [5] As of 2014[update], the trilogy has sold more than 65 million copies in the U.S. alone (more than 28 million copies of The Hunger Games, more than 19 million copies of Catching Fire, and more than 18 million copies of Mockingjay). She's active, she's strong and she's the girl who motivates the story. Peeta advises the Careers to wait her out. Katniss, however, decides to go to the Capitol to kill Snow, pretending that Coin gave her that mission. She says they are like The Hunger Games because the Games are not just entertainment but also a reminder to the districts of their rebellion. ", "Jennifer Lawrence Is Not "Too Big" To Play Katniss", "Was Jennifer Lawrence Too 'Curvy' To Play Katniss In 'Hunger Games'? [33], On November 5, 2019, the BBC News listed The Hunger Games on its list of the 100 most influential novels.[34]. Katniss tries to stay away from the others, but Seneca Crane, the Head Gamemaker, triggers a forest fire to drive her towards them. [162], The film has been rated 12A by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) in the UK for "intense threat, moderate violence and occasional gory moments". [136] Steve Rose of The Guardian refers to the film as "think Battle Royale meets The Running Man meets Survivor". Entire bar The sales were reported to be 83 percent of the site's totals for the day. The trilogy's narrator and protagonist Katniss Everdeen, lives in District 12, the poorest region of Panem, located in Appalachia,[9] where people regularly die of starvation. Her main classical source of inspiration is the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, in which, as a punishment for past crimes, Minos forces Athens to sacrifice seven youths and seven maidens to the Minotaur, which kills them in a vast labyrinth. It was an amazing experience; I am proud of the film and my performance. 2012: Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig So as a thought experiment, we tried to write what that might sound like. Using a knife, Katniss saws off the branch holding the nest, causing it to fall on the Careers sleeping below; Glimmer dies, but the others escape. Rue draws her attention to a nest of tracker jackers, genetically modified poisonous wasps. Coin then asks the surviving victors to vote on a final Hunger Games, involving the children of high-ranking Capitol officials (including Snow's granddaughter). Historically, among the "top 200 worldwide box-office hits ever ($350 million and up), not one has been built around a female action star". Highbottom, however, was drunk and Snow continued to ply him with alcohol, playing on his vanity as he fleshed out the project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lawrence embodies Katniss, "just as one might imagine her from the novel". Peeta urges Katniss to shoot him, but she convinces him to eat nightlock together. [45], Gary Ross, Sam Mendes, David Slade, Andrew Adamson, Susanna White, Rupert Sanders, and Francis Lawrence were listed as possible directing candidates, but in the end Ross was announced as the film's director in November 2010. [41] Lawrence, a fan of the books, took three days to accept the role, initially intimidated by the size of the production. Peeta directs Katniss to shoot Cato's hand, enabling Peeta to throw him to the beasts below. Half of the 24 tributes die in the initial melee, and only eleven, including all four Careers, survive the first day. [172][173] With 10,336,637 sold, it became the top-selling video of 2012. The winning tribute and his/her home district are then rewarded with food, supplies, and riches. Katniss is rescued by the rebel forces from District 13, and Gale informs her that the Capitol has destroyed District 12, and captured both Peeta and their District 7 ally, Johanna Mason. (2009), Zero Escape (2009) and Danganronpa (2010). During and after the Games, Katniss develops genuine feelings for Peeta and struggles to reconcile them with what she feels for Gale. The book was released on May 19, 2020. [91][97][98][99] On its second day of release, the film had surpassed Fahrenheit 9/11 to become Lionsgate's highest-grossing film worldwide, a record that would later be surpassed by its sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire a year later. [141] For her part, author Collins cites the myth of Theseus, reality television and coverage of the Iraq War as her inspiration. [167] The film was to be released on March 30, 2012, but, according to a member of the Vietnamese National Film Board, the Board considers the film to be too violent and unanimously voted for the indefinite delay. Then the remaining tributes are alerted to a rule change that allows tributes from the same district to win as a team. It was one of those things where you just glimpse your whole movie in front of you. According to Spin, "'Horn of Plenty' pulls off the neat feat of sounding both exactly like Arcade Fire and exactly like a futuristic anthem. [120], The film has drawn varying interpretations for its political overtones, including arguments in favor of left-wing, right-wing, and libertarian viewpoints. The nation of Panem is divided into 12 districts, ruled from the Capitol. [32], The last book, Mockingjay, was criticized by Dan Shade of SF Site, who felt that Katniss is a weaker character than her comrades and less resolute in her journey to the Capitol, and that with respect to her vendetta against President Snow, her actions in the finale are inconsistent with her established character. [56] To run across Triple Falls, Lawrence was attached to wires and ran on a board. Despite these promising statistics, hunger in Colombia is an important problem. Praise has focused on the addictive quality, especially of the first book,[20] and the action. [11], A contemporary source of inspiration was Collins' recent fascination with reality television programs. The Hunger Games trilogy takes place in an unspecified future time, in the dystopian, post-apocalyptic nation of Panem, located in North America. [28] The series was also criticized for the romantic plotline: Rollie Welch of Ohio's The Plain Dealer criticized the characters' lack of resolute behavior,[29] and Jennifer Reese of Entertainment Weekly stated that there was little distinction between Peeta and Gale and the series lacked the "erotic energy" seen in the Twilight series. [164] In the United States, the film was granted a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)[165] for "intense violent thematic material and disturbing images—all involving teens"; as Collins had originally anticipated. [68] Due to scheduling conflicts, Elfman was replaced by James Newton Howard. The medicine heals Peeta overnight. Also selected from District 12 is Peeta Mellark. During a televised interview with Caesar Flickerman, Peeta expresses his love for Katniss, which she initially sees as an attempt to attract sponsors; she later learns his admission is genuine. The purposes of the Hunger Games are to provide entertainment for the Capitol and to remind the districts of the Capitol's power and lack of remorse, [48] She also underwent extensive training to get in shape for the role, including archery, rock and tree climbing, combat, running, parkour, and yoga,[49] and had an accident on the last day of her six-week training phase, in which she hit a wall while running at full speed, but was not seriously injured. Maybe it's a bloody satire of reality television", but concludes the film only proposes these theories and brings none of them to a reasonable conclusion. These novels were all turned into films starring Jennifer Lawrence, with the film adaptation of Mockingjay split into two parts. [8] The country consists of a wealthy Capitol city, located in the Rocky Mountains,[9] surrounded by twelve (originally thirteen) poorer districts ruled by the Capitol. [168], The film was released in North America and the Netherlands on DVD and Blu-ray Disc August 18, 2012,[169] and in the rest of Europe on September 3, 2012. "[78] Several critics have reviewed the film favorably and compared it with other young adult fiction adaptations such as Harry Potter and Twilight. What ultimately is created from the Hunger Games is a hierarchy where most of the people in Panem have someone to make fun of or look down on. ROCKVILLE, Md. 2006: Angelina Jolie vs. Brad Pitt [157] These remarks have been rebuked by a number of journalists for pushing unrealistic body image expectations for women. [132][133] Prior to The Hunger Games, the battle royale genre was largely limited to Japan, where Battle Royale had inspired a wave of manga, anime and visual novel works, such as Gantz (2000), Higurashi: When They Cry (2002), Future Diary (2006), Btooom! GTOTd Stickers for The Hunger Games 20-Pcs, Sticker Decals of Vinyls for Laptop, Water Bottle, Window Gift , Teens, Cars, Collection, Skate Board etc. ‘Like the Hunger Games’ out there: How Florida’s COVID vaccine distribution went haywire. Katniss and Peeta tour the districts as victors and plan a public wedding. Katniss, after seeing first-hand the destruction wrought on her district, agrees to become the "Mockingjay", the symbol of the rebellion. [70], Arcade Fire also contributed to the movie's original score. After her 12-year-old sister Primrose is chosen for the 74th Hunger Games, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen of District 12 volunteers to take her place. The Hunger Games is a series of young adult dystopian novels written by the American author Suzanne Collins. [160] One response pointed to Collins's physical description of Katniss in The Hunger Games novel which reads: "I stand straight, and while I'm thin, I'm strong. I created the game centre and also expanded the role of Seneca Crane for those reasons. In the arena, Katniss allies with Rue, a young tribute from District 11 who reminds Katniss of her kid sister. [63] The music video for "Safe & Sound" was released on February 13, 2012. 2003: Yoda vs. Christopher Lee 1 Abroad in Unspectacular Fashion, Drawing $59.3 Million", "The Hunger Games: Is It Already the Biggest Thing Ever?! [92] The film set a midnight-gross record for a non-sequel ($19.7 million), which is also the tenth-highest midnight gross overall. 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