History YMMV / TheHungerGames

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..."
5th Jul '17 6:55:12 PM ading
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic:
** Gale in ''Mockingjay''. While his anger at the Capitol is understandable, and [[JerkassHasAPoint he's not wrong to point out that]] [[ShootTheDog innocent people will need to die to bring it down]], it gets hard to sympathize with him when he seems so totally unconcerned with the massive civilian casualties his plans are likely to cause.
** To a lesser extent, the increasing prevalence of a romance storyline that even many fans find poorly-handled ends up turning both Katniss and Peeta into this by the end. This wasn't a major problem in the first two books where the focus is on personal survival, but it gets really jarring in the third when they're fighting a war that will determine the fate of human civilization, [[SkewedPriorities yet still spend about half the book angsting over their love triangle.]]
28th Feb '17 11:30:55 AM SorPepita
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** Jennifer Lawrence did a good job, but her skin definitely isn't olive and her hair is neither straight nor black. It would be one thing if just the hair was different, but it's like they didn't even try to find someone who matched the description in the book. Which make this [[http://insidemovies.ew.com/2011/03/21/hunger-games-suzanne-collins-jennifer-lawrence/ this article]] strange, since it describes the author, Suzanne Collins, was in the casting process and says that she was thrilled Jennifer Lawrence accepted being Katniss.

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** Jennifer Lawrence did a good job, but her skin definitely isn't olive and her hair is neither straight nor black. It would be one thing if just the hair was different, but it's like they didn't even try to find someone who matched the description in the book. Which make this [[http://insidemovies.ew.com/2011/03/21/hunger-games-suzanne-collins-jennifer-lawrence/ this article]] strange, since it describes the author, Suzanne Collins, was in the casting process and says that she was thrilled Jennifer Lawrence accepted being Katniss.
28th Feb '17 11:30:14 AM SorPepita
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** [[spoiler: President Coin when she kills Prim and the Capitol children. Don't believe Snow's words? Well, either way, she crosses it as she tries to set up another Hunger Games.]]

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** [[spoiler: President Coin when she kills Prim and the Capitol children. Don't believe Snow's words? Well, either way, she crosses it as she tries to set up another Hunger Games.Game.]]



* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: The age recommendation for these books - 11, 12, 13 - is surprising to some parents, reviewers, and even older teen readers. Maybe it's the inclusion of decapitation, suicide, torture, mutilation, child prostitution; death by fire or venom, being buried alive, and other psychologically and emotionally disturbing content that raises their eyebrows.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: The age recommendation for these books - 11, 12, 13 - is surprising to some parents, reviewers, and even older teen readers. Maybe it's the inclusion of decapitation, suicide, torture, mutilation, child prostitution; prostitution, death by fire or venom, being buried alive, and other psychologically and emotionally disturbing content that raises their eyebrows.
26th Feb '17 9:23:18 PM gewunomox
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** TaylorSwift's song "Safe & Sound," released late 2011, was mutually helpful, turning many people into fans of her and introducing many teenagers to the series through music. Her song "Eyes Open," while a little more rocking, has fitting lyrics for Katniss.

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** TaylorSwift's Music/TaylorSwift's song "Safe & Sound," released late 2011, was mutually helpful, turning many people into fans of her and introducing many teenagers to the series through music. Her song "Eyes Open," while a little more rocking, has fitting lyrics for Katniss.
27th Jan '17 6:12:19 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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15th Jan '17 1:18:56 PM Xtifr
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** President Snow. Since the character is otherwise a SmugSnake, the film version owes much to being played by DonaldSutherland. His magnificence is also shown in [[spoiler: the ironic death he arranges for Seneca.]]

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** President Snow. Since the character is otherwise a SmugSnake, the film version owes much to being played by DonaldSutherland.Creator/DonaldSutherland. His magnificence is also shown in [[spoiler: the ironic death he arranges for Seneca.]]
15th Jan '17 5:06:45 AM Doug86
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** Heck, pretty much all of the companion CD would count. T-Bone Burnett, the producer (previously of ''OBrotherWhereArtThou'' fame) was careful to follow along with District 12's Appalachian music roots and included a lot of lesser-known but extremely talented artists. DoingItForTheArt![[note]]However, only three songs on it - including the ones mentioned on either side of this entry - are in the movie.[[/note]]

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** Heck, pretty much all of the companion CD would count. T-Bone Burnett, the producer (previously of ''OBrotherWhereArtThou'' ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou'' fame) was careful to follow along with District 12's Appalachian music roots and included a lot of lesser-known but extremely talented artists. DoingItForTheArt![[note]]However, only three songs on it - including the ones mentioned on either side of this entry - are in the movie.[[/note]]
14th Jan '17 6:16:50 PM Evighet
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** Katniss and Peeta [[spoiler:getting married]] is never mentioned in the books. The movie actually suggests [[spoiler:that they don't marry, since their children are credited as having their mother's surname, meaning that Katniss either never married Peeta or she didn't take his name]]. In any event the fandom pretty much universally agrees that [[spoiler:they are husband and wife by the time of the epilogue. Though some TakeAThirdOption and suggest they had a toasting ceremony but never a legal one]].
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