The Hunger Games


#1

The Hunger Games

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 2h 22min
Vintage: March 23, 2012

Plot Summary: 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.

IMDb Page

Wikipedia Page

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Genres: Adventure, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 2h 26min
Vintage: November 22, 2013

Plot Summary: Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

IMDb Page

Wikipedia Page

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Genres: Adventure, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 2h 3min
Vintage: November 21, 2014

Plot Summary: 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.

IMDb Page

Wikipedia Page

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 2h 17min
Vintage: November 20, 2015

Plot Summary: As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.

IMDb Page

Wikipedia Page


Theatrical Movie Reviews
Brain Drain
General Movie Industry News & Discussion
#2

Shak and I saw the Hunger Games last night. That movie was… amazing. Every bit of it was on point. Even though it’s based on a young adult book series, it doesn’t insult the intelligence of it’s adult audience. The violence was just enough to strike horror into the hearts of the audience without being gratuitous. The acting was stellar. Especially Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence. My God. The cinematography and overall feeling and ambiance of the movie was absolute perfection. Not to mention the costuming and makeup. I can’t stress this enough, SEE THIS MOVIE. And if possible, see it in IMAX.


#3

I also went to see the Hunger Games and I was extremely disappointed. However, I can’t decide how much of it was because I had read the book first or just because it was a relatively weak movie with a rapid pace and a lot of action to make up for the near complete lack of any character development. The characters were allowed to grow and change in the book, which itself also had a strong story but very poor writing, but the movie left everyone one dimensional, including the main heroine Katniss.

The fact that nearly all my favorite portions of the book, and about the only ones that weren’t written on a sixth grade reading level, were left out. The struggle of Katniss and Peeta against the elements in the tournament is a huge, HUGE point in the book and it’s never touched upon in the movie, not even once.

I can understand leaving things out and compressing things when you need to cut time, but the overall length of the film was BARELY two hours. They could have fleshed out the characters and plot better without compromising on several important parts of the book. Just by cutting a few points out, they really killed the growth and development of everyone and they were all virtually the same people leaving the games as they were entering. They went through life and body altering events, yet they seemed completely unaffected by them at the end of the movie.

It wasn’t a bad movie by any means, but it was fairly average. It definitely did not deserve all the hype or glowing reviews it got. I think if I hadn’t read the book first, I may have been able to overlook some of the issues and the movie certainly does have it’s strong points. It does have some impressive cinematography, though if you aren’t a fan of the gritty, realistic style in lower budget films or shows like Battlestar Galactica, I would probably steer clear or at least sit further back in the theater. The pacing was very rapid, which is why things like character development take a back seat. The film also shows the behind the scenes events that are left out in the first book, though apparently explored in later ones, and that does help with the understanding of events. It is also cast quite well, though they could have spent a little money trying to make it no so obvious that not a single actor was sporting their natural hair color. And I’m not talking about the pinks and blues. I mean the browns and blondes sported by the leads. The lead actress also did an amazing job as Katniss, despite a fairly crippled script. I would love to see what she could have done had she had been able to play a character that actually grows and changes.

Anyway, sorry for the long review. In short, I was very disappointed and would have likely been that way whether or not I read the books. I just think having already read them made it even worse. It’s not a bad movie, but it’s nothing amazing either. Keep your expectations in line and you should be okay. You could see a lot worse for $8, or whatever theaters charge where you live.


#4

I’m looking to buy The Hunger Games on amazon and have a question to pose to anyone who might know. Does the blu-ray version come with the regular DVD? I want to buy this movie for my dad who doesn’t yet have a DVD but will probably buy one at some point.


#5

It looks like the DVD and Bluray are separate releases. The only one they have with both, is the deluxe edition with the collectors box. It’s like $65 on Amazon. :stuck_out_tongue:


#6

Well the Yard Sale for me was pretty much a flop. Kept the two bigger Atlantic Media shelves as I think I might know someone that might want them. Rest except the spinning one which the mail person wants is going to Goodwill.

As for Hunger Games only the Best Buy set that is listed as Limited Collectors Edition 4-Disc Box set on Amazon comes with both Blu-ray and DVD. Which be warned something in the box seems to be making the disc go bad. Lots of reports of the Best Buy Cube Blu-ray not working right. Yet Targets and the normal ones work fine. By the way Best Buy only wants $29.99 for it.


#7

EDIT! (I goofed up the more important part)

I’m looking to buy The Hunger Games on amazon and have a question to pose to anyone who might know. Does the blu-ray version come with the regular DVD? I want to buy this movie for my dad who doesn’t yet have a Blu-Ray player but will probably buy one at some point.


#8

That’s what the edit button is for, PretearHimeno. :stuck_out_tongue: (Your question was answered, by the way.)


#9

Ah, yes, I’m fully aware how TAN works as I’ve been here much longer than you. -insert ridiculous emoticon such as :stuck_out_tongue: to take the sting out here-


#10

I guess I shouldn’t joke around in the “STD” section of the forum. :confused:

Protip: Joining a forum http://www.theanimenetwork.com/component/option,com_community/Itemid,79/userid,274/view,profile/ before someone else is pretty important.


#11

Lame, overused “protip”: It would only be considered a joke if it were actually funny and not unnecessary and condescending.
Are we done here? 'Kay thanks.


#12

[quote=“PretearHimeno” post=124667]Lame, overused “protip”: It would only be considered a joke if it were actually funny and not unnecessary and condescending.
Are we done here? 'Kay thanks.[/quote]

Same could be said for your post. Just saying.


#13

[quote=“Slowhand” post=124669]

[quote=“PretearHimeno” post=124667]Lame, overused “protip”: It would only be considered a joke if it were actually funny and not unnecessary and condescending.
Are we done here? 'Kay thanks.[/quote]

Same could be said for your post. Just saying.[/quote]

You’re right, clearly I’m the villain in this situation. I’m sorry.


#14

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 - Review


#15

In theaters November 21 2014

**The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Official Teaser Trailer #1**

http://youtu.be/JfrJFtEwucc

November 20, 2015

[details=The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Official ‘Prim’ Trailer (2015) - Jennifer Lawrence]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K774Ic0CWps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJH4VPVVIy8[/details]


#16
**Here's What the Hunger Games Theme Park Attractions Are**

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T6jShEDWR4

**Things to Know Before Watching The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2**

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhRzlKe21jM

**The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Junket - Exclusive Interview (2015)**

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOeF2d2SdXE

**The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 | Weekend Ticket**

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iueeLucHmlY

**Ranking the Hunger Games Movies**

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CKVW073UaA

**What Will THE HUNGER GAMES Prequels Be?**

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBDyGZghU_c


#17

Claflin Says ‘Hunger Games’ Franchise Could ‘Absolutely’ Produce Prequels

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 6:44am PST


#18

November 22: This Week on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD - The Hunger Games - 4K Collection

NOVEMBER 22, 2016


#19

How The Hunger Games Caught the Harry Potter and Twilight Lightning in a Bottle


#20

Lionsgate CEO: ‘More Stories to Be Told’ for Hunger Games Franchise

August 8, 2017