History Film / TheHungerGames

20th Feb '17 1:11:10 PM DustSnitch
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* DeathOfAChild:
** The entire premise hinges on twelve to eighteen year old kids brutally killing one another.
** ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart1'' with the bombing of District 12, which claimed thousands of lives, including children.
** ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart2''. Dozens of capitol children are blown up onscreen. The ones that might have survived fall victim to the fire bombs.
21st Jan '17 10:57:18 PM The12thDoctor
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!!This film provides examples of:

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!!This film provides !!''The Hunger Games'' contains examples of:
2nd Jan '17 7:42:12 PM yukitora
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* AdaptationalCurves: When Jennifer Lawrence was chosen to play the lead, enraged fans almost immediately complained that she was too voluptuous to play Katniss Everdeen, for whom being perpetually underfed was a defining trait.

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* AdaptationalCurves: When Jennifer Lawrence was chosen to play the lead, enraged fans almost immediately complained that she was too voluptuous to play Katniss Everdeen, for whom being perpetually underfed was a defining trait. Lawrence responded that she felt that "she shouldn't need to starve her body for her art" when young girls were watching the film, which quieted many of the critics.



* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:Rue]] in Katniss's arms.

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* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:Rue]] in Katniss's arms.Katniss has [[spoiler: Rue die while she sings her a lullaby after Marvel spears her.]]



* InformedAbility: The Career tributes are trained for years, yet they ignore basic survival stuff such as the use of sentries and are prone to FailedASpotCheck. This incompetence is handwaved/paired in-story with their arrogance.

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* InformedAbility: The Career tributes are trained for years, yet they ignore basic survival stuff such as the use of sentries and are prone to FailedASpotCheck. This incompetence is handwaved/paired [[HandWave handwaved]]/paired in-story with their arrogance.


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*** Clove is a spice, a nod the character's brash nature.


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* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: In the book, Katniss gets clobbered by a much older and larger Clove when called to the Feast. In the film, supposedly 16 year old Katniss is played by an early-20s Jennifer Lawrence, and Clove has been aged down to 15, and ''on top of that'', she's played by then-14 Creator/IsabelleFuhrman, who was ''tiny'' for her age. The film version of this fight is not so believable when Clove is clearly half Katniss's size. The film [[HandWave handwaves]] the discrepancy as Clove simply being much more trained than Katniss, but even then, to expect that Katniss would one-sidedly lose to the much smaller Clove is a stretch. CinemaSins notes "age differences at this point in child development matter: Katniss should easily dominate this other girl."
2nd Jan '17 7:14:34 PM yukitora
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** There is a brief shot of a toteboard for Capitol gamblers containing tribute information such as name, height, age, and weight. If you pause the movie, you can see some descriptions of tributes that were left out of the books.



** And at the conclusion of the film, the same fate is forced upon [[spoiler: Seneca Crane, for his actions leading to both Katniss and Peeta making it out of the Hunger Games.]]



** [[spoiler:Glimmer]] may be the creepiest example, given the [[{{Squick}} condition]] the tracker jackers left her in.
** [[spoiler:Rue]]. Katniss gently closes [[spoiler:her]] eyes right after.

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** [[spoiler:Glimmer]] [[spoiler:Glimmer may be the creepiest example, example]], given the [[{{Squick}} condition]] the tracker jackers left her [[spoiler: her]] in.
** [[spoiler:Rue]]. [[spoiler:Rue. Katniss gently closes [[spoiler:her]] her eyes right after.]]
** After Thresh opens a can of whoop-ass, he [[spoiler: drops Clove on the ground like a sack of potatoes, her mouth agape, and her eyes open.]]
** This is how Katniss and Peeta find poor [[spoiler: Foxface, dead by nightlock poisoning from Peeta's stash.]]


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** The sequels had a different director than the original film, which comes through in the overall gritty, almost indie feel of the cinematography and music scoring of the first film. The later films are much more polished.


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** CinemaSins [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] this scene in their video on the film, stating "wanted to simply kill her a minute ago, now wants to monologue."
1st Dec '16 9:52:42 PM Aubren
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*RaceLift: The people of The Seam are implied to be people of color, with black hair and olive-toned skin. (This would make Katniss and Prim multiracial, with Prim passing as white due to looking like her mother). Gale, Katniss, and Haymitch are all played by white people.
**FoxFace and Sae are also implied to be East Asian. "Fox face" or "kitsune gao" is a Japanese term refering to women who have a narrow face with high cheekbones, close-set eyes, and thin eyebrows. Red hair is also a rare East Asian trait. Sae is a Japanese name.
1st Dec '16 2:52:19 AM SunriseWarrior
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** Buttercup the cat, named for the color of his coat, is for some reason black and white in the movie. [[FanDumb Cue fan outrage]]. Leading to him being [[TheOtherDarrin recast in the second movie]].

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** Buttercup the cat, named for the color of his coat, is for some reason black and white in the movie. [[FanDumb Cue fan outrage]]. Leading outrage, leading to him being [[TheOtherDarrin recast in the second movie]].
5th Nov '16 6:51:08 PM Evighet
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The film is directed by Gary Ross, and stars Creator/JenniferLawrence as Katniss, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, Creator/LiamHemsworth as Gale, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch, Stanley Tucci as Caesar and Creator/DonaldSutherland as President Snow.

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The film is directed by Gary Ross, and stars Creator/JenniferLawrence as Katniss, Josh Hutcherson Creator/JoshHutcherson as Peeta, Creator/LiamHemsworth as Gale, Woody Harrelson Creator/WoodyHarrelson as Haymitch, Stanley Tucci as Caesar and Creator/DonaldSutherland as President Snow.
30th Oct '16 10:02:45 PM pepsimax
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The film is directed by Gary Ross, and stars Creator/JenniferLawrence as Katniss, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, Liam Hemsworth as Gale, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch, Stanley Tucci as Caesar and Creator/DonaldSutherland as President Snow.

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The film is directed by Gary Ross, and stars Creator/JenniferLawrence as Katniss, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, Liam Hemsworth Creator/LiamHemsworth as Gale, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch, Stanley Tucci as Caesar and Creator/DonaldSutherland as President Snow.
25th Oct '16 4:44:57 AM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationalModesty: Glimmer's dress in the book for her interview is described as leaving very little to the imagination. But in the film she's wearing a more modest, girly dress with a poofy skirt.



* AdaptationDyeJob: In the books, Haymitch is described as having dark hair, typical of the Seam. In the film version, he is blonde.
** Buttercup the cat, named for the color of his coat, is for some reason black and white in the movie. [[FanDumb Cue fan outrage]].
*** Leading to him being [[TheOtherDarrin recast in the second movie]].

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* AdaptationDyeJob: AdaptationDyeJob:
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In the books, Haymitch is described as having dark hair, typical of the Seam. In the film version, he is blonde.
** Buttercup the cat, named for the color of his coat, is for some reason black and white in the movie. [[FanDumb Cue fan outrage]].
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outrage]]. Leading to him being [[TheOtherDarrin recast in the second movie]].



* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: In the movie, we never find out the symbolic significance of the mockingjay, nor what the Muttations are made out of (in the book, it [[spoiler:''appeared to be'' dead tributes mixed with wolf.]]) Losing the first person perspective also means we lose Katniss's thoughts and motivations.

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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: AdaptationExplanationExtrication:
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In the movie, we never find out the symbolic significance of the mockingjay, nor what the Muttations are made out of (in the book, it [[spoiler:''appeared to be'' dead tributes mixed with wolf.]]) Losing the first person perspective also means we lose Katniss's thoughts and motivations.



** As in the original book (and possibly even moreso here), Glimmer in her death scene.

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** As in the original book (and possibly even moreso here), Glimmer in her death scene. She notably looks terrified as the tracker jackers surround her, negating any pleasure the audience could get out of her death.



* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: Due to letting two tributes win in the 74th Hunger Games, Seneca is given the option to commit suicide by eating some nightlock berries, whereas he was tortured and killed in the book]]. Which, given the context, is an example of DeathByIrony.

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: BetterToDieThanBeKilled:
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[[spoiler: Due to letting two tributes win in the 74th Hunger Games, Seneca is given the option to commit suicide by eating some nightlock berries, whereas he was tortured and killed in the book]]. Which, given the context, is an example of DeathByIrony.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: There are constant reminders of the influence of reality television on the setting, such as the sponsors.
** The District 11 riots resemble the civil rights put downs.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: There are constant reminders of the influence of reality television on the setting, such as the sponsors.
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sponsors. The District 11 riots also resemble the civil rights put downs.



* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:The ending isn't even necessarily that happy; Katniss and Peeta survive the Games together and are going back to their district, but they now have a mortal enemy in President Snow.]]
** BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Katniss not only survives the Games but succeeds in saving Peeta as well. On the other hand, every other Tribute died, and Katniss has made an enemy in President Snow, a situation which forces her to maintain the appearance of her relationship with Peeta in spite of her own conflicted feelings. She is also noticeably colder in demeanor, with something akin to a thousand yard stare after experiencing (and dealing out) so much death.]]
*** Let's just say that there is a sequel coming.



*** It was short as hell though.
16th Oct '16 4:00:15 AM The12thDoctor
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[[caption-width-right:350:May the odds be ever in your favor!]]

->''"A little hope is effective, a lot of hope is dangerous. A spark is fine, as long as it's contained."''
-->-- '''President Snow'''

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[[caption-width-right:350:May [[caption-width-right:350:''[[TagLine May the odds be ever in your favor!]]

->''"A
favor.]]'']]

->''"Hope, it is the only thing stronger than fear. A
little hope is effective, a lot of hope is dangerous. A spark is fine, as long as it's contained."''
-->-- '''President Coriolanus Snow'''
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