PG-13 | | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
The film could be considered to be a remake/updated version of The Running Man (1987). Both films take place in a totalitarian society and are about televised violent games.
I think it's our tradition. It comes out of a particularly painful part of our history...
Caesar Flickerman: Yes, yes.
Seneca Crane: ...but it's been the way we're able to heal.
In the 'Reaping' scene when Katniss is seen yelling 'I volunteer' the camera shows her ducking under the Peacekeeper's arms, when the camera once again returns back to her she's back up straining against the Peacekeeper's arms.
$152,535,747 (USA) (23 March 2012)
$407,999,255 (USA) (31 August 2012)
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