The Hunger Games (2012)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi


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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.


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  • Donald Sutherland in The Hunger Games (2012)
  • Duane Manwiller and Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games (2012)
  • Alexander Ludwig at an event for The Hunger Games (2012)
  • Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence at an event for The Hunger Games (2012)

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1 April 2012 | Samandreas66
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| The American battle royale,I think not
The hunger games is a wonderful film that is angaging from start to finish.I really enjoyed this film and what it had to offer.The action was done well even though the camera was shaky it still had that emotional grip during the action sequences.This film has the basic plot of battle royale young adults killing each other and thats it.The hunger games is sent up in a world were people watch all this violence in amusement and shock.The actiing from jennifer lawrence is to die for she gives a eye opening performance.Also josh hutcherson who was stuck in child actor nirvana for a while shines in this well.Woody harrelson and lenny kravitz did a fine job as well.Donald sutherland does a in the shadows performance.For a PG-13 film it is quite dark and grim especially when the action kicks in and when characters talk about the whole idea of the hunger games.If you want a brutal,sometimes jaw dropping but emotional experience watch the hunger games.

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Seneca Crane: 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.


Goofs

In Katniss' flashbacks to Peeta feeding pigs at the bakery, Peeta's hair is Josh Hutcherson's brown rather than Peeta's blond.


Crazy Credits

The film opens with a worded passage about the history of the Hunger Games. In the last section, all of the text fades away except for the film's title.


Alternate Versions

A rough cut of the film was submitted to the BBFC in the UK for an advisory screening, a process used by filmmakers to see how likely a film will obtain a certain rating. The BBFC explained a 12A rating would be likely if the violence was toned down. Four scenes were changes, removing bloody violence, threat and a scene of injury. These included the use of alternate footage and the digital removal of blood. When the finished film was submitted to the BBFC for a formal classification, the BBFC stated that more cuts would be needed in order to secure the 12A. Blood splashes were digitally removed from both impacts to bodies and blood on blades of weapons, achieved through the darkening of certain shots and by digitally erasing blood from the image. The BBFC then gave the film a 12A rating for cinema release. This pre-cut version was released on DVD in the UK with a 12 rating. However, the US PG-13 version was submitted to the BBFC for the UK Blu-ray release, which was classified '15' uncut.


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Three Movements for Orchestra Mvt. 1
Written by
Steve Reich
Performed by Niederösterreichisches Tonkünstler-Orchester (as Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra) and Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Chorus Sine Nomine
Conducted by Kristjan Järvi
Courtesy of Chandos
By Arrangement with Source/Q

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