History YMMV / TheHungerGames

20th Apr '18 10:40:28 AM case
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** People were ''livid'' when Buttercup appeared in the first film as a black and white cat despite being distinctly described as a yellow/orange (he was even ''named'' for his color). It got so bad that ''Suzanne Collins herself'' demanded that Buttercup be recasted, and the original cat was eschewed for a far more fitting orange cat in the future films.

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** People were ''livid'' when Buttercup appeared in the first film as a black and white cat despite being distinctly described as a yellow/orange (he was even ''named'' for his color). It's hard to argue "AbilityOverAppearance" for a ''cat''. It got so bad that ''Suzanne Collins herself'' demanded that Buttercup be recasted, and the original cat was eschewed for a far more fitting orange cat in the future films.
6th Apr '18 9:56:14 AM fearlessnikki
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* CatharsisFactor: The only antagonist who doesn't get AlasPoorVillain in some way is [[spoiler: Clove]] purely because she's just that loathsome. She gets beaten to death by Thresh after taunting Katniss about [[spoiler: Rue's death]]. She calls for Cato's help but he never shows, making it both a KarmicDeath and BreakTheHaughty at the same time. There were reports of cheering in the cinemas when she was killed off.



** Also, it's very hard to build Gale as a proper alternative when he gets almost no time with Katniss, or indeed, in the film. Again, in Catching Fire, this does get better.

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** Also, it's very hard to build Gale as a proper alternative when he gets almost no time with Katniss, or indeed, in the film. Again, in Catching Fire, ''Catching Fire'', this does get better.



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Many people weren't happy that District Four wasn't one of the Career Districts as it was in the books. Fans also complained that the District Four female was killed in the initial bloodbath rather than by the tracker jackers (like Glimmer was).
** Fans also didn't like how Thresh was killed by the wolf mutts instead of by Cato.

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Many people weren't happy that District Four wasn't one of the Career Districts as it was in the books. Fans also complained that the District Four female was killed in the initial bloodbath rather than by the tracker jackers (like Glimmer was).
** Fans also didn't like how Thresh [[spoiler: Thresh]] was killed by the wolf mutts instead of by Cato.



** A lot of fans complain about the casting of Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, due to him being short, brown-eyed and (apparently) not attractive enough. Made fun of by WebVideo/HonestTrailers when they wonder why they didn't cast Liam Hemsworth as Peeta instead if they wanted audiences to root for Katniss/Peeta over Katniss/Gale.
*** Made HilariousInHindsight, as, by the release of Mockingjay Part 2, Hemsworth as Gale is by far the least liked casting decision (primarily for his wooden acting and failure to convey Gale's resentful, bitter, angry personality), while most people would agree that Hutcherson very much captured the essence of Peeta.

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** A lot of fans complain about the casting of Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, due to him being short, brown-eyed and (apparently) not attractive enough. Made fun of by WebVideo/HonestTrailers when they wonder why they didn't cast Liam Hemsworth as Peeta instead if they wanted audiences to root for Katniss/Peeta over Katniss/Gale.
*** Made HilariousInHindsight, as, by
Katniss/Gale. This went away with the release of Mockingjay Part 2, Hemsworth as Gale is by far the least liked casting decision (primarily for his wooden acting and failure to convey Gale's resentful, bitter, angry personality), while most people would agree that sequels - where Josh Hutcherson very much captured was able to get more to work with.
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the essence of Peeta. films' end, Liam Hemsworth is the least favourite casting choice - due to some feeling his performance was far too wooden.
25th Mar '18 7:50:13 PM ThorfinnRowle
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** Foxface. Was her decision to never confront anyone directly born out of morality... Or out of [[PragmaticVillainy pragmatism]]? She's often interpreted as a NiceGirl and a BadassPacifist because she's never shown attacking another Tribute, but not always.

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** Foxface. Was her decision to never confront anyone directly born out of morality... Or out of [[PragmaticVillainy pragmatism]]? She's often interpreted as a NiceGirl and a BadassPacifist because she's never shown attacking another Tribute, but not always. Katniss at least believes that Foxface would kill her and Rue if approached for their alliance, but we are never seen anything to suggest this.


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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Many people weren't happy that District Four wasn't one of the Career Districts as it was in the books. Fans also complained that the District Four female was killed in the initial bloodbath rather than by the tracker jackers (like Glimmer was).
** Fans also didn't like how Thresh was killed by the wolf mutts instead of by Cato.
7th Jan '18 11:53:49 AM rufusluciusivan
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** Foxface. Was her decision to never confront anyone directly born out of morality... Or out of [[PragmaticVillainy pragmatism]]? She's often interpreted as a NiceGirl and a BadassPacifist because she's never shown attacking another Tribute, but not always.
20th Dec '17 4:18:21 PM Eagal
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* BrokenBase: ''Mockingjay'' pretty much splits the fanbase into three sections. The first loves the book because of how well it portrays the RealLife effects of war. The second partially dislikes the book because so many horrible, horrible things happen to Katniss and/or such and such character dies, but otherwise they're okay with it. The third dislikes the book because they perceive the quality of the writing as having decreased. Then there are those small fourth and fifth camps, the former loving the book as unconditionally as the first two but not picking up on the themes, and the latter disliking the book simply because they thought it was boring and they [[AngstDissonance were annoyed with Katniss's psychological state]].



** BrokenBase: ''Mockingjay'' pretty much splits the fanbase into three sections. The first loves the book because of how well it portrays the RealLife effects of war. The second partially dislikes the book because so many horrible, horrible things happen to Katniss and/or such and such character dies, but otherwise they're okay with it. The third dislikes the book because they perceive the quality of the writing as having decreased. Then there are those small fourth and fifth camps, the former loving the book as unconditionally as the first two but not picking up on the themes, and the latter disliking the book simply because they thought it was boring and they [[AngstDissonance were annoyed with Katniss's psychological state]].



* FanNickname: The fandom refers to Katniss and Peeta's [[spoiler:children]] as [[spoiler:the toastbabies]].
14th Nov '17 8:43:57 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* FanficFuel: There were ''seventy-three years'' of Hunger Games, with 57 Victors of these games alive, before the start of the series. That's a ''lot'' of scope for fanfic writing.



** A lot of fanfiction involves sending [[SailorEarth OCs]] to the Hunger Games, and it's treated like a fun game rather than a dehumanizing death-match. Oddly, few of them ever get the real violence; they usually just hang around making OC's, reaping, and maybe chariots/interview scenes.

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** A lot of fanfiction involves sending [[SailorEarth OCs]] to the Hunger Games, and it's treated like a fun game rather than a dehumanizing death-match. Oddly, few of them ever get the real violence; they usually just hang around making OC's, reaping, and maybe chariots/interview scenes. Then they realise they're going to have to start killing these characters they've created off and [[DeadFic lose their nerve]].
3rd Oct '17 2:50:53 PM Snowsky
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** During the feast at the Cornucopia, Thresh takes both his and Cato's backpacks before running off. Did he intend to lure Cato out, so he could kill him and therefore eliminate his most dangerous enemy, or was it a HeroicSacrifice to distract Cato from chasing Katniss and give her a chance to get away?
23rd Sep '17 11:53:33 AM Josef5678
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* BrokenBase: Lionsgate's proposed continuation of the franchise via prequels. Some fans are excited, feeling there's potential for more stories and are looking forward to seeing what the filmmakers come up with. Other fans have objected on grounds such as them turning the story into a CashCowFranchise, [[ForegoneConclusion lacking tension due to us already knowing the outcome]], and [[ComicallyMissingThePoint promoting the same desensitised spectatorial culture the films are critiquing]]. Some of this division may hinge on [[FranchiseZombie whether Suzanne Collins is involved in their production or not.]]

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* BrokenBase: Lionsgate's proposed continuation of the franchise via prequels. Some fans are excited, feeling there's potential for more stories and are looking forward to seeing what the filmmakers come up with. Other fans have objected on grounds such as them turning the story into a CashCowFranchise, [[ForegoneConclusion lacking tension due to us already knowing the outcome]], and [[ComicallyMissingThePoint promoting the same desensitised spectatorial culture the films are critiquing]].critiquing. Some of this division may hinge on [[FranchiseZombie whether Suzanne Collins is involved in their production or not.]]
28th Aug '17 2:39:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* CompleteMonster: [[PresidentEvil President Snow]], as the [[BigBad overseer]] of the corrupt Capitol government that created and runs the child-murdering spectacle of the title, commits an insane number of atrocities all in the name of keeping his power. In the first book Snow tortures Seneca Crane because Katniss and Peeta, without his interference at all, [[DisproportionateRetribution figured out how to survive The Hunger Games together and beat the system]]. In the second book, ''Catching Fire'', he has the Quarter Quell's rules changed to having two previous Hunger Games winners from each district to compete, simply out of spite. He has Katniss's friends tortured or murdered to break her confidence, even [[ForcedToWatch forcing her to watch Cinna's beating before the Quarter Quell]]. Katniss and Peeta got off lucky however as most other Hunger Games winners, Finnick Odair included, were forced by Snow to prostitute themselves out to other Capitol residents. In the final book ''Mockingjay'', Snow firebombs Katniss's home in District 12 and later tries to {{frame|Up}} President Coin. He authorizes the painful brainwashing of multiple citizens, one of whom, Peeta, has had [[MindRape his mental faculties destroyed for months]], which will affect the way he processes events for life. Possibly his most heinous action occurs during the war between District 13 and the Capitol, where he offers [[WouldHurtAChild innocent Capitol children]] shelter in his home only to use them as {{human shield}}s to protect himself.

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* CompleteMonster: [[PresidentEvil President Coriolanus Snow]], as the [[BigBad overseer]] of the corrupt Capitol government that created and runs the child-murdering spectacle of the title, commits an insane number of atrocities all in the name of keeping his power. In the first book Snow tortures Seneca Crane because Katniss and Peeta, without his interference at all, [[DisproportionateRetribution figured out how to survive The Hunger Games together and beat the system]]. In the second book, ''Catching Fire'', he has the Quarter Quell's rules changed to having two previous Hunger Games winners from each district to compete, simply out of spite. He has Katniss's friends tortured or murdered to break her confidence, even [[ForcedToWatch forcing her to watch Cinna's beating before the Quarter Quell]]. Katniss and Peeta got off lucky however as most other Hunger Games winners, Finnick Odair included, were forced by Snow to prostitute themselves out to other Capitol residents. In the final book ''Mockingjay'', Snow firebombs Katniss's home in District 12 and later tries to {{frame|Up}} President Coin. He authorizes the painful brainwashing of multiple citizens, one of whom, Peeta, has had [[MindRape his mental faculties destroyed for months]], which will affect the way he processes events for life. Possibly his most heinous action occurs during the war between District 13 and the Capitol, where he offers [[WouldHurtAChild innocent Capitol children]] shelter in his home only to use them as {{human shield}}s to protect himself.
22nd Jul '17 9:01:34 PM Nicoaln
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* FollowTheLeader: A common criticism among bloggers is the fact that the storyline is supposedly identical to ''Literature/BattleRoyale,'' another book following children in a fight to the death.

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A common criticism among bloggers is the fact that the storyline is supposedly identical to ''Literature/BattleRoyale,'' another book following children in a fight to the death.death.
** That said, this book series did for YoungAdult {{Dystopia}} novels what ''Literature/HarryPotter'' did for Young Adult Fantasy. While [[OlderThanTheyThink far from the first young adult dystopian novel series]], [[TropeCodifier it was one of the first to sell to the masses]]. This actually helped some older YA dystopian novels such as ''Literature/{{Uglies}}'' sell better, as they were marketed by bookstores, catalogues, and magazines as "If you liked ''Hunger Games'', you might also like..."
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