Archive | May 1, 2015

The Hunger Games

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I find that keeping up with today’s movies is extremely hard. Every month, new movies are pouring out of nowhere for die-hard fans and those just wanting to kick back and relax. Most movies I do not care to see or have time to watch in the theaters or at home.

However, I did have an interest in the Hunger Games movies, especially this third one that came out a few months ago. I was late getting to it, but it was worth it. As a fan of the Hunger Games, books and all, I was thrilled to see what was in store for the Hunger Games victor, Katniss Everdeen.

In the first Hunger Games , the twelve districts are required to enroll in the drawing of the Hunger Games, a gory entertainment for the capitol after the disticts, with failure, try to rebel against them. As punishment, a girl and a boy from each district must participate in these games. Katniss’ sister Primrose, is called out to take part, but with quick-thinking, Katniss steps in and takes her place to save her. Now a participant, she must figure out a way for not only her to survive, but also her partner, Peeta Mellark.

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In the next movie, Catching Fire, Katniss and Peeta are the winners of the Games, but President Snow is irritated when the two manipulated the rules into getting them to win, and he sends all the living victors of the Games back into the arena.  Katniss now has an even bigger burden-she must find a way to save Peeta, even if it means getting herself killed.

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Lastly, in the third movie Mockingjay: Part 1, Katniss is saved by District 13, the once-though deceased member of the districts. The rest of them are now rebelling, as Katniss has sparked more confidence in them, and President Snow is furious, even to the point of wanting to kill Katniss. She doesn’t care, though, and she forces her way onto televisions everywhere, reporting the Capitol’s fierce aggression. Snow has other ideas, and he has Peeta, now brainwashed, try to talk Katniss out of rebelling anymore. Refusing, District 13 saves Peeta, only to find out he is brainwashed more than they though. Peeta is almost programmed to kill Katniss.

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What will happen next? Another movie, Mockingjay: Part 2 is schedule to come in November of this year, which is a happy and sad sort of feeling. I’ll be happy because then I’ll get to see what the next movie will bring, and then sad because there will not be another Hunger Games movie.

My favorite character is a toss-up, but it has to be Rue in the first movie and then Katniss through the rest of them. Rue was just inspiring to me because, even though she was fairly young, she had so much determination and loyalty that she wanted to win, and Katniss displays what bravery and courage in the midst of danger meant. It didn’t matter what she was facing; she was still selfless and courageous.

The movies have minimal swearing, though they are a bit violent. Not many movies these days come without swear words. I would give this movie a thumbs up!

That’s my review on the three Hunger Games movies so far! Thanks for reading!