The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

DVD - 2012
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The Hunger Games tells the dark tale of a 16-year-old girl named Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), who is selected to compete in a vicious televised tournament in which 24 teenagers from a post-apocalyptic society fight to the death for the entertainment of the masses. In the future, North America is no more. In its place has risen Panem, a divided nation split into 12 districts. Every year, each district selects a teen of each gender (called "Tributes") to test their worth in a competition known as the Hunger Games, which are broadcast across the nation as entertainment, and to reinforce the government's total power. When her younger sister is selected as District 12's latest "Tribute," Katniss volunteers to take her place, and trains under hard-drinking former Hunger Games champion Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson) to sharpen her killer instincts. Now in order to survive the game and emerge the victor, this young combatant must put all of her skills to the ultimate test.
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lions Gate Home Entertainment ; [Canada] : Distributed by Alliance Films, c2012
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4372 HUN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 142 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Unintentionally funny. Notice the train that never stops, you have to jump on while it goes by, like a Depression hobo. You could record a new comedy sound track for this and call it The Hungover Games.

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mrbeowulf
Aug 06, 2019

The main idea of this movie is that teenagers hunt and kill each other in combat. Supposedly, there is famine and poverty and people are struggling to survive. I did not understand how these Tributes were treated to lavish buffet banquets with all you can eat food and drinks. In the movie, they also show the wealthy sponsors feasting on a large roasted pig. *****How can there be a famine if there are vast amounts of food available? Also, why do the poor and downtrodden put up with this garbage and they sheepishly send their sons and daughters to be slaughtered like lambs? Worst of all, this senseless campaign of butchery and murder is televised for people's entertainment. What is the purpose of the Hunger Games? Are the Hunger Games supposed to divert people's attention from their horrible living conditions? The movie said that the winning Tribute would be bathed in riches. Exactly how much money did Katniss and Peeta get for killing the other teenagers in this movie? I think this movie raised many questions that made me wonder about what story line is in the movie sequel.

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Kaelynmcintyre
Jul 23, 2019

A good movie, but I feel that it didn't quite capture the magic of the novel. I found it lacking Katniss's thoughts

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reginator_22
Jul 09, 2019

An outstanding story and film. Loved it!

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akirakato
May 09, 2019

Co-written and directed by Gary Ross in 2012 based on Suzanne Collins’s 2008 novel of the same name, this American SF drama depicts the adventure in a dystopian post-apocalyptic future in the nation of Panem.
Foolish and disgusting is an elaborate televised fight to the death.
It looks like a copy of the Japanese novel Battle Royale and its film adaptation.
I just don't like the story.

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ballerina3
May 04, 2019

This is a cool movie, but I was sad when Rue died.

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Brent888
Apr 09, 2019

All the Hunger Games films in this series were brilliantly made, brilliantly directed.

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MrsNikki
Mar 01, 2019

đź’– great movie

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robinandrews10
Feb 26, 2019

Great series!

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kmobuckeye
Feb 20, 2019

Great adaptation of the book. Love the casting.

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blue_tiger_6805
Oct 23, 2019

blue_tiger_6805 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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pink_dolphin_3025
May 11, 2019

pink_dolphin_3025 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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black_panther_1845
Feb 09, 2019

black_panther_1845 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 60

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JosephMerrill
May 31, 2018

JosephMerrill thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 12

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blue_dog_23964
Dec 30, 2017

blue_dog_23964 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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actress18
Apr 10, 2017

actress18 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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TPark
Nov 01, 2015

TPark thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 25

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CielyRanger
Oct 03, 2015

CielyRanger thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Athena_Hadley
Jun 20, 2015

Athena_Hadley thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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reginator_22
Jul 09, 2019

Other: Disturbing scenes of violence

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pink_dolphin_3025
Jun 05, 2019

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The stabbing.

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pink_dolphin_3025
Jun 05, 2019

Violence: Hitting and Killing are in this.

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black_panther_1845
Feb 09, 2019

Violence: Some images might not be suitable for younger ages: a girl gets killed by tracker jackers and is all puffed up (it is really gross)

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black_panther_1845
Feb 09, 2019

Coarse Language: Some bad language

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Duck_man
Nov 21, 2016

Violence: So much violence. the other movies are less violent though.

me_tis_awesome Mar 07, 2016

Violence: Duh, if you read the hunger games you'd know what I mean.

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CielyRanger
Oct 03, 2015

Sexual Content: A few kisses.

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CielyRanger
Oct 03, 2015

Coarse Language: A few mild words.

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CielyRanger
Oct 03, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Painful wounds and the threat of deadly peril are constants in this movie. The girl stung by the tracker jackers and the dying twelve year old are particularly upsetting.

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reginator_22
Jul 09, 2019

Peeta Mellark: So what happens when we get back?

Katniss Everdeen: I don't know. I guess we try to forget.

Peeta Mellark: I don't wanna forget.

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Athena_Hadley
Jun 20, 2015

"Go on. Shoot. Then we both go down and you win. Go on. I'm dead anyway. I always was, right? I just didn't know that until now." -Cato Hadley, District 2

"Well, I'll see you tomorrow"--Peeta Mellark

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LINA ZHU
Nov 02, 2014

I volunteer.I volunteer as a Tribute

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superman2234
Dec 30, 2013

"Thank you for your Consideration," - Katniss
"Nice shooting sweetheart," - Haymitch

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KSED2001
Sep 24, 2013

"Happy Hunger Games, and may the odds be ever in your favour!"

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LibraryNinjaReader
Jul 22, 2013

"May the odds be ever in your favour"

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Vanessa27
Apr 27, 2013

Peeta:" I keep wishing that I could think of a way......to show the Capitol that they don't own me. That I'm more than just a piece in their Games." Katniss:" I just can't afford to think like that."

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jellyscript
Nov 03, 2012

cCngratulations, you just killed your first placemat
-Haymitch

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Katie8729
Oct 18, 2012

Katniss to Gale "There's 24 of us Gale and only one comes out"

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superman2234
Dec 23, 2013

In the Distant Future lies the ruins of North America. What remains of North America is called Panem, home to the Capitol and all it's 12 districts. Dating back to the Dark Days where the Rebels tried to take over, the Capitol "maintains" control over the districts by forcing their districts to choose 1 boy and 1 girl to participate in the Capitol's Annual Hunger Games. The hunger games is a televised arena death match that airs live on TV. There can only be 1 victor in the Hunger Games.

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IANkim
Jun 26, 2013

a girl name katniss everdeen goes to the hunger game,and survives

aaa5756 Nov 26, 2012

Definitely a Chick Flink!!!!! For adolescent girl 15 and under!!!

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