The Hunger Games
Catching FireDVD - 2014
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Violence: This is a Quater Quell, so obviosly there is more creepyness. I had to close my eyes a bit. You can call me scardy cat if you whant.
Sexual Content: Several kisses, a woman drops her dress in an elevator and we see her bare back (not sex-related, she's trying to startle another character and make them uncomfortable).
Violence: Characters are hit, stabbed, choked and shot but none of the images are close up or particularly bloody. Characters sport nasty, painful-looking blisters caused by an acidic fog.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: A woman dies of a bloody neck wound, killer baboons menace and attack several characters.
Coarse Language: Somewhat coarse language (the f-word is beeped out) b-word, s-word
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__ President Snow, keen to get rid of some of the more troublesome Hunger Games Victors (and thereby, the restless, rebelliousness permeating in the districts), declares a match between the victors. In district 12, Katniss, Peeta and Haymitch, await the draw. Effy Trinket puts on a brave face, made out to be reaching into a bowl (that actually wasn't there) to reach the single piece of paper with the one name on it. Katniss. Haymitch name came out of the guys bowl, was called but Peeta volunteered, replacing him. Against Haymitch and Katniss agreement.
_ A train ride around the districts, on which Katniss catches glimpses of rioting, being watched for some reason on TV by Rose's Peacekeepers, also on the train. The Peacekeepers had left their door open, also for some reason. Unrest is also evident in the districts. First stop, they sympathized for the family of dead Contestant 7. Old man is lead up front and shot by Peacemakers, for making Mocking Jay sign. A Mocking Jay symbol has been painted on the wall of the train tunnel. They pass (12?) Peacemaker trucks, either side of tracks and the scenic vistas are replaced by several lines of VERY mean looking security fences. Next stop, a woman shouts a loud protest (about food shortages?). At one stop, there are no people to welcome them, only masses of Peacemakers, causing Effy to complain "Where are the crowds"? Perhaps it was this slight, that had her think about crossing to the rebels? Into the Capitol. Contestants Hall. Haymitch suggests allies. Katniss suggests Elderly mute volunteer, who had agreed to show her how to make a fishing lure. Peeta glances heavenward. Then to a public party. Peeta declines more food as full. Woman offers him drink of blue fluid - to make him throw up, return to eating. He latter complains starving in districts, while Capitol folk (waste food). They parade, before the masses and TV cameras.
_ Watching this on TV, President Rose's granddaughter expresses the wish that she will be as in love as Peeta and Katniss. Rose expression turns unreadable, he then assures her she will be. He later discusses killing all of the contestants. A contestants dress, upon the wearer doing a spin, flares up and changes color and to bird feathers. Later, as the wearer is locked in the tube and transported to arena, 4 Peacemakers arrived and beat up the dress's creator. In the arena, it becomes apparent that a group have signed up some of the other contestants - watch for the gold bracelet! It is unclear if this is all part of a long run plan, to beat the Regime on TV, or if a last minute thing. That Katniss and co WEREN'T BRIEFED - suggests last minute! On several occasions, another contestant urges "Remember who the real enemy is".
I'll cease my summary, at this point.
Written c 02/12/15
The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The 'tributes' are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory.
When 16-year-old Katniss's young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. , she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature. (less)
After Katniss and peeta mellark return to their district from the 74th victory tour they learn that the 75th annual hunger games; since its also the quarter quell there will be a twist. All the victors from previous games will go into a reaping where one girl victor and one girl victor will have to reenter the games. Katniss decides that if anyone is getting out the hunger games it will be Peeta. At the end something unexpecting happens.
When Katniss returns home after her Victory Tour of the 74th Annual Hunger Games, she realizes that it's time for the Quarter Quell that takes place every 25 years and she is going into the arena once again. But this time, it's with all the Victors from the past Games.
our very own Katniss Everdeen has gone on the victory tour but returning home finds out that she once again has to enter the arena in the 75th hunger games she has to try once again to try and keep Peeta Melark alive but she will have to make big sacrifices that may change her life forever
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Pages & pages of quotes in IMDb:
Effie to Katniss and Peeta:
I promise you, he's (president Snow) not happy. Instead of being in love, you two sound like you're reciting from a drilling manual.
“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a
Monster – And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you,” - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy