The Hunger Games (Bilingual) [Blu-ray + Digital Copy]
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Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister’s place to enter the games, and is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts when she’s pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Chaque année, dans les décombres de ce qui était autrefois l’Amérique du Nord, le Capitole, gouvernement de la nation de Panem, oblige ses douze districts envoyer un adolescent et une adolescente à prendre part aux Hunger Games. Une jeune fille de 16 ans, Katniss Everdeen, se porte volontaire pour participer à la place de sa soeur cadette et doit se fier à ses réflexes instinctifs aiguisés pour espérer rester en vie face aux tributs, entraînés sans répit depuis la naissance pour cet évènement. Si elle souhaite revoir le district 12, Katniss doit faire des choix impossibles entre la survie et l’humanisme, la vie et l’amour, pendant la compétition.
Building on her performance as a take-no-prisoners teenager in Winter's Bone, Jennifer Lawrence portrays heroine Katniss Everdeen in Gary Ross's action-oriented adaptation of author-screenwriter Suzanne Collins's young adult bestseller. Set in a dystopian future in which the income gap is greater than ever, 24 underprivileged youth fight to the death every year in a televised spectacle designed to entertain the rich and give the poor enough hope to quell any further unrest--but not too much, warns Panem president Snow (Donald Sutherland), because that would be "dangerous." Hailing from the same mining town, 16-year-olds Katniss and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson, The Kids Are All Right) represent District 12 with the help of escort Effie (an unrecognizable Elizabeth Banks) and mentor Haymitch (a scene-stealing Woody Harrelson). At first they're adversaries, but a wary partnership eventually develops, though the rules stipulate that only one contestant can win. For those who haven't read the book, the conclusion is likely to come as a surprise. Before it arrives, Ross (Pleasantville) depicts a society in which the Haves appear to have stepped out of a Dr. Seuss book and the Have-Nots look like refugees from the WPA photographs of Walker Evans. It's an odd mix, made odder still by frenetic fight scenes where it's hard to tell who's doing what to whom. Fortunately, Lawrence and Hutcherson prove a sympathetic match in this crazy, mixed-up combination of Survivor, Lost, and the collected works of George Orwell. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
Synopsis Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister’s place to enter the games, and is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy when she’s pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Chaque année, sur les ruines de ce qui était autrefois l'Amérique du Nord, le Capitole, l'impitoyable capitale de la nation de Panem, oblige chacun de ses douze districts à envoyer un garçon et une fille - les "tributs" - concourir aux Hunger Games. À la fois sanction envers la population pour avoir tenté de se rebeller et stratégie d'intimidation de la part du gouvernement, les Hunger Games sont un événement télévisé national au cours duquel les tributs doivent s'affronter jusqu'à la mort. Le dernier survivant est déclaré vainqueur. La jeune Katniss se retrouve face à des adversaires surentraînés qui se sont préparés aux jeux toute leur vie. Elle a pour seuls atouts son instinct et un mentor, Haymitch Abernathy, un ancien vainqueur des Hunger Games mais qui a sombré dans l'alcool. Pour espérer pouvoir revenir un jour chez elle, Katniss va devoir, une fois dans l'arène, faire des choix impossibles entre la survie et son humanité, entre la vie et l'amour...
About the Author SUZANNE COLLINS first made her mark in children’s literature with the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles for middle grade readers. Her debut for readers aged 12 and up, The Hunger Games was an instant bestseller, appealing to both teen readers and adults. It has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 180 consecutive weeks/more than three consecutive years since publication. Suzanne Collins also had a successful and prolific career writing for children’s television. In 2010 Collins was named to the TIME 100 list as well as the Entertainment Weekly Entertainers of the Year list. In 2011 Fast Company named her to their 100 Most Creative People in Business.
À Propos de l'Auteur
SUZANNE COLLINS a fait ses débuts dans la littérature pour enfants avec le 'New York Times' best-seller Underland Chronicles pour les lecteurs de niveau moyen. Elle a commencé pour les lecteurs âgés de 12 ans et plus, 'Hunger Games' est un best-seller instantané, faisant appel tant aux lecteurs qu'aux adolescents. Il est apparu sur Times dans la liste des best-sellers de New York pendant plus de 180 semaines consécutives soit trois années consécutives depuis leur publication. Suzanne Collins a également eu un succès et une carrière réussie en écrivant pour la télévision pour enfants. En 2010, Collins a été nommé dans la liste du top 100 du magasine TIME ainsi que dans les 'Entertainment Weekly Entertainers' . En 2011 'Fast Company' l'a nommée dans leur top des 100 femmes d'affaire les plus créatives.
Katniss EverdeenThe Tribute who becomes a heroine when she volunteers to take her sister’s place in the Hunger Games.
La 'tribut' qui devient une héroïne quand elle fait du bénévolat pour prendre la place de sa sœur dans Hunger Games.
The male Tribute from District 12, who has long harbored secret feelings for Katniss.
Le 'tribut' masculin de District 12, qui a longtemps nourri des sentiments secrets pour Katniss.
Katniss’s fellow hunter, rebel and best friend, who is heartbroken when she volunteers and departs for the Games.
Camarade chasseur de Katniss, rebelle et son meilleur ami, qui a le cœur brisé quand elle se porte volontaire et part pour les 'Games'.
Victor of the 50th Hunger Games, now the rarely sober mentor for Katniss and Peeta.
Vainqueur des 50e 'Hunger Games', il est maintenant le mentor de Katniss et Peeta.
Katniss’s elaborately-coiffed escort and PR handler for the Games.
Effie et son style sophistiqué est maintenant gestionnaire des relations publiques pour les 'Games'.
Katniss’s personal Stylist for the Games who becomes her unexpected confidante and supporter.Styliste personnelle de Katniss pour les 'Games' qui devient son confident inattendu et son plus fidéle partisan.
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NOW: about the movie? it was ODD, it was just something i never could of imagined someone would come up with, the things people could do to one another, and making it out to be entertainment in the process… is quite sad
i knew absolutely nothing about this series at the time of purchase, i had only briefly googled it to see how many movies there were so i would be sure to be buying all the related movies as i had purchased MOCKINGJAY… didn't even know there was 2 movies made prior to it
anyways good movie, a bit twisted if u ask me, but nevertheless i would re-watch it again, and it was definitely worth the price
This chilling premise is at the center of "The Hunter Games," a brilliant, powerful movie adapted from the first book of Suzanne Collins' bestselling trilogy. It's a slow-burning thriller twined with some barbed satire (reality TV!) and an oppressive government -- but at heart, it's an uplifting story about a young woman fighting to be free.
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) lives in the impoverished District 12, hunting food to provide for her mother and her beloved little sister Prim (Willow Shields). But on the day of the reaping, Prim is selected. And Katniss does something no one else has done -- she volunteers to go instead. Along with the male tribute, Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), she is swept away to the Capitol.
Once there, the tributes are pampered, tutored, styled and turned into celebrities -- until they're released into the arena, and start killing each other to survive. Katniss must evade murderous gangs, traps, and genetically engineered beasts.
But because Peeta publicly declared his love for Katniss, the audience has taken a shine to the impoverished young "lovers" and are rooting for them to triumph. But if both Katniss and Peeta are to survive, they must learn how to play the game that the gamemakers and polticians are playing -- and use the Hunger Games against them.
I'm not sure why so many people compare "The Hunger Games" to the Twilight movies, because it literally has everything that "Twilight" does not.Read more ›
The ending, however, is a little bit disappointing. There is ultimately no moral to the tale and the underlying message seems to be that conforming to the norm and maintaining the status quo is the goal; striving for change just isn't worth the effort. Perhaps, however, that is the whole point so it could actually be a clever commentary on the superficiality of modern life. Either way, this is a very entertaining and enjoyable film. The cast are great, the action never stops and the whole flashy package is smartly executed. Excellent stuff.
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I heard that this was good and so many people were talking about it around me....this is soooo not for me. This movie is completely disturbing.Published 1 month ago by Melanie Craig
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