History Trivia / TheHungerGames

1st May '16 12:57:00 AM MontyPythonFanatic2
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* DuelingMovies: ''Film/JohnCarter'' premiered two weeks earlier aimed at the same audience. ''The Hunger Games'' was more successful.

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* DuelingMovies: ''Film/JohnCarter'' premiered two weeks earlier aimed at the same audience. ''The Hunger Games'' [[{{Understatement}} was more successful.successful]].
10th Apr '16 6:03:08 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: [[HeyItsThatVoice/TheHungerGames In its own page now]].
26th Mar '16 2:45:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[JenniferLawrence Katniss]] [[Film/WintersBone has a lot of experience hunting squirrels and raising her younger siblings in the backwoods]]. She was also [[Film/XMenFirstClass a shapeshifting mutant]].
** [[Film/{{Orphan}} Est]][[IsabelleFuhrman her]] survived and learned how to fight with knives as if she wasn't good enough already to use them effectively.
** Apparently, it's not the first time for Peeta being [[{{Zathura}} trapped in a game.]] [[spoiler: [[BadAss No wonder he can always survive!]]]]
** [[Film/AmericanBeauty Ricky Fitts]][=/=][[Film/GhostRider Blackheart]] [[spoiler:poisons himself]] and has a cool beard to show for it.
** [[Film/TheDevilWearsPrada Nigel]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresofTintin Silk]] are announcers.[[note]]Interestingly, both played German scientists on opposing sides in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''.[[/note]]
** [[Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy Percy Alleline]] is now the (rather less vocal) commentating partner of Caesar Flickerman, Claudius Templesmith.
** [[Series/{{Caprica}} Amanda Greystone]] gained two new daughters, but lost her husband in a mining accident.
*** It's not the [[Series/ColdCase first time]] she's had her husband die, leaving her with two daughters (with Katniss playing one of them).
** Cato is back from [[RaceToWitchMountain outer space]]... and it turns out he's the son of [[Series/{{Vikings}} a Viking cheiftain.]] Talk about an unfair advantage!
** Glimmer certainly is not [[Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace an angel]], though she did [[Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles go to school with John Connor]] after some time in [[Series/AllMyChildren Pine Valley being herself and an identical half-sister]].
** Haymitch used to be a [[Film/{{Zombieland}} Twinkie-seeking zombie hunter]].
*** Oh, the irony of a [[Series/{{Cheers}} bartender]] playing a drunk.
*** Guess he survived [[TwentyTwelve the Yellowstone eruption]].
** President Snow trained Film/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}} herself.
** Effie was [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy J. Jonah Jameson's secretary]] at one point.
*** For an example of HeyItsThatVoice, Effie [[WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie Helped Chris Pratt save the world on Taco Tuesday.]]
** [[PrideAndPrejudice Mr. Bennet]] / [[ThePillarsOfTheEarth Earl Bartholomew]] is the BigBad! His son [[ThePillarsOfTheEarth Richard of Shiring]] and his daughter [[PrideAndPrejudice Lydia Bennet]] won the past Hunger Games!
** With [[Film/{{Zombieland}} Tallahassee's]] coaching, [[BridgeToTerabithia Jesse Aarons]] gets to save his lady friend this time round.
** Rue is [[Film/{{Colombiana}} Young!Cataleya]].
** In the sequel, Katniss and Peeta get some help from [[Film/SuckerPunch Rocket]], [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 Felix Leiter]], [[PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides Philip the missionary]], [[SexAndTheCity Miranda's maid Magda]] and [[PulpFiction Honey Bunny]]. And the arena was designed by [[Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman Truman]] Film/{{Capote}}.
** They also meet [[{{Series/Revolution}} Grace Beaumont]] when she's taking time off from being on a [[CrapsackWorld planet without electricity]].
** Unsurprisingly, (young) [[{{Series/TeenWolf}} Derek Hale]] still can't win a fight.
** District 13 is ruled by [[TheBigLebowski Maude Lebowski]], who assigns [[GameOfThrones Margaery Tyrell]], [[HouseOfCards Remy Danton]], and [[Series/{{Daredevil 2015}} Foggy Nelson]] to record propaganda films with Katniss.
** District 8's rebels are led by the Broadway [[Film/SisterAct Deloris Van Cartier]] (or if you prefer, [[Theatre/{{Pippin}} Leading Player]].)
** When she's not serving the First Order, [[Film/TheForceAwakens Captain Phasma]] is leading rebels in District 2.
17th Mar '16 8:22:39 AM Willbyr
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** And Creator/NanaMizuki (Katniss) and Creator/RieKugimiya (Prim) [[NinjaNonsense were also sisters before.]] [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Or classmates]].

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** And Creator/NanaMizuki (Katniss) and Creator/RieKugimiya (Prim) [[NinjaNonsense [[Manga/NininGaShinobuden were also sisters before.]] [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Or classmates]].
28th Feb '16 2:28:45 PM fearlessnikki
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* AbilityOverAppearance: Katniss is described as having olive skin and implied to be mixed race in the book. Jennifer Lawrence is white. Although there was some controversy over the RaceLift, Lawrence's performance was universally praised.
** Peeta is described as having blonde, curly hair, blue eyes and being taller than Katniss. Josh Hutcherson is a brown-eyed brunette who is an inch or two shorter than Jennifer Lawrence. Hutcherson dyes his hair blonde for the films but it's straight, not curly, and he doesn't wear blue contacts. This caused a lot of controversy among fans who also seemed to think he's nowhere near hot enough to play Peeta, never mind the fact that Peeta is never said to be a hunk and Hutcherson is an attractive man (HonestTrailers even have a running gag in their ''Hunger Games'' videos expressing disbelief that anyone could pick Peeta over Gale because Gale is "hotter"). Despite his "wrong" appearance Hutcherson was chosen for the role by author Suzanne Collins who felt nobody else could play the part and he's gotten a lot of praise from critics.
* ActorAllusion: Isabelle Fuhrman [[Film/{{Orphan}} plays]] a KnifeNut.
* [[AuthorExistenceFailure Actor Existence Failure]]: Phillip Seymour Hoffman died just a week before he would have finished filming his scenes for the two ''Mockingjay'' films. The studio is keeping mum about how this will affect them.

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Katniss is described as having olive skin and implied to be mixed race in the book. Jennifer Lawrence is white. Although there was some controversy over the RaceLift, Lawrence's performance was universally praised.
** Peeta is described as having blonde, curly hair, blue eyes and being taller than Katniss. Josh Hutcherson is a brown-eyed brunette who is an inch or two shorter than Jennifer Lawrence. Hutcherson dyes his hair blonde for the films blond but it's straight, not curly, and he doesn't wear blue contacts. This caused a lot keeps it straight instead of controversy among fans who curly. There was also seemed fan outrage over him not being "good looking enough" for Katniss to think he's nowhere near hot enough to play Peeta, never mind the fact that Peeta is never said to be a hunk and Hutcherson is an attractive man (HonestTrailers even have a running gag in their ''Hunger Games'' videos expressing disbelief that anyone could pick Peeta him over Gale because Gale is "hotter"). Despite his "wrong" appearance Hutcherson was chosen for the role by author Gale. Suzanne Collins who felt nobody else could play said that Hutcherson was perfect for the part and he's gotten a lot of praise from critics.
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Isabelle Fuhrman [[Film/{{Orphan}} plays]] a KnifeNut.
** Jennifer Lawrence helps feed her starving family by catching squirrels in ''Film/WintersBone'' too.
** Paula Malcolmson had played Jennifer Lawrence's mother before in a ''Series/ColdCase'' episode.
* [[AuthorExistenceFailure Actor Existence Failure]]: Phillip Seymour Hoffman died just a week before he would have finished filming his scenes for the two ''Mockingjay'' films. The studio is keeping mum about how this will affect them.He was digitally inserted into some scenes he hadn't shot.
* AwesomeDearBoy: Donald Sutherland only saw the script by accident and had to lobby really hard to play President Snow. He was cast after he wrote a letter to the director.



** Katniss and Gale are brunettes played by blondes while Peeta is a blond played by a brunet.
*** There was a lot of initial displeasure that Josh Hutcherson didn't sport blue contacts for the films, since Peeta's eye-colour is often mentioned in the books. By the second film no one seemed to care anymore.

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** Katniss and Gale are brunettes played by blondes while Peeta is a blond played by a brunet.
*** There was a lot of initial displeasure that Josh Hutcherson didn't sport blue contacts
brunet. Otherwise averted with Katniss's skinny frame - as Jennifer Lawrence refuses to starve herself for the films, since Peeta's eye-colour is often mentioned in the books. By the second film no one seemed to care anymore.a role.


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** Alexander Ludwig worked out four hours a day with a Navy Seal to get into shape for his role as Cato.


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* RealitySubtext: Jennifer Lawrence was reluctant to take the role of Katniss, having been used to independent films and worried about the franchise's popularity - just like Katniss becomes a celebrity when she doesn't want to be.
27th Feb '16 9:20:03 AM nombretomado
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** Creator/YuuichiNakamura (Gale) and Creator/KentaMiyake (Cinna) were members of the [[Anime/MacrossFrontier S.M.S.]], [[Videogame/StreetFighterIV rivals]], or [[Film/TheAvengers members of the Avengers]].

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** Creator/YuuichiNakamura (Gale) and Creator/KentaMiyake (Cinna) were members of the [[Anime/MacrossFrontier S.M.S.]], [[Videogame/StreetFighterIV rivals]], or [[Film/TheAvengers [[Film/TheAvengers2012 members of the Avengers]].
6th Feb '16 9:02:26 PM nombretomado
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** Cato is back from [[RaceToWitchMountain outer space]]... and it turns out he's the son of [[{{Vikings}} a Viking cheiftain.]] Talk about an unfair advantage!
** Glimmer certainly is not [[WizardsOfWaverlyPlace an angel]], though she did [[TheSarahConnorChronicles go to school with John Connor]] after some time in [[Series/AllMyChildren Pine Valley being herself and an identical half-sister]].

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** Cato is back from [[RaceToWitchMountain outer space]]... and it turns out he's the son of [[{{Vikings}} [[Series/{{Vikings}} a Viking cheiftain.]] Talk about an unfair advantage!
** Glimmer certainly is not [[WizardsOfWaverlyPlace [[Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace an angel]], though she did [[TheSarahConnorChronicles [[Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles go to school with John Connor]] after some time in [[Series/AllMyChildren Pine Valley being herself and an identical half-sister]].



*** Oh, the irony of a [[{{Cheers}} bartender]] playing a drunk.

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*** Oh, the irony of a [[{{Cheers}} [[Series/{{Cheers}} bartender]] playing a drunk.
26th Dec '15 9:12:06 PM jormis29
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** District 8's rebels are led by the Broadway [[SisterAct Deloris Van Cartier]] (or if you prefer, [[Theatre/{{Pippin}} Leading Player]].)

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** District 8's rebels are led by the Broadway [[SisterAct [[Film/SisterAct Deloris Van Cartier]] (or if you prefer, [[Theatre/{{Pippin}} Leading Player]].)
11th Dec '15 8:53:31 PM PacificGreen
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** Many of the actors playing tributes from the other districts are at least 20.
1st Dec '15 8:41:26 AM babyhenchy1
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** District 13 is ruled by [[TheBigLebowski Maude Lebowski]], who assigns [[GameOfThrones Margaery Tyrell]], [[HouseOfCards Remy Danton]], and [[Series/{{Daredevil}} Foggy Nelson]] to record propaganda films with Katniss.

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** District 13 is ruled by [[TheBigLebowski Maude Lebowski]], who assigns [[GameOfThrones Margaery Tyrell]], [[HouseOfCards Remy Danton]], and [[Series/{{Daredevil}} [[Series/{{Daredevil 2015}} Foggy Nelson]] to record propaganda films with Katniss.
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