A series of four films based on The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. This is also the title of the first of the series, The Hunger Games (2012) about Katniss Everdeen who voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers ...

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Who are the office workers in Panem?

In the Hunger Games films, the nation of Panem is split rather sharply into two: the Districts, populated mainly by underfed and overworked people who spend their lives mining coal (12), chopping ...
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Does the rest of the world know what's happening in Panem (do they even care)?

In relation to my other question about "the rest of the world" in The Hunger Games, is there any indication as to how the rest of the world sees what's happening in Panem? In today's society, if there ...
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What is the state of the rest of the world in The Hunger Games? [duplicate]

In the Hunger Games franchise, what is the state of the rest of the world? What has become of the world in this futuristic society? Is there any mention either in the movies or books which would lead ...
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What changes to Mockingjay Part 2 were made due to P. S. Hoffman's passing?

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who portrayed a character in The Hunger Games, passed away during the middle of filming for the Mockingjay movies. His character Plutarch Heavensbee is a central figure ...
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Do Panem citizens know of their Roman namesake?

The Country of Panem is covers the ruins of a war torn and geologically changed North America some X hundred years from now. Yet everyone and their mother is named after Roman Empire based Latin and ...
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Was Snow turning Senile?

President Snow is characterized as being a very cunning, calculating man. He has a long history as Dictator of Panem, making allies and killing enemies as needed, and being basically untouchable. Yet ...
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Why have static targets for tributes while demoing their skills?

In the first Hunger Games movie during the skills demo (when Katniss shoots the apple from the pig) it appears as if the targets are all static. That seems like a very boring and easy skills demo. ...
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Why do the movie posters show Katniss in red?

We know from watching the movies that Cinna created the Mockingjay outfit in black. In the MJ2 movie posters, Katniss is most often shown as wearing deep red. Is there a significance to this? Was ...
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What was being referred to in the Mockingjay Part 2 Epilogue?

The final words that Katniss Everdeen says to her newborn before the end credits of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 included what I'm interested in knowing goes something like: ... why they ...
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In The Hunger Games what if everyone decided to just stay where they were lifted and not play?

Let's say everyone had a secret meeting in the training room and all decided when they were lifted to just stay there and not play the game?
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Are there any existing animation templates for movie graphics?

I was recently watching the newest Hunger Games movie. There was a scene when Katniss walked out of a bunker for hunting and she saw a deer that was not afraid of her. What got me thinking, was that ...
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Why did the Capitol bomb District 13?

In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014), they never explained why the capital bombed them originally. Why did the capital bomb district 13 before the movie started? "I was always told ...
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Why was “13” written on the wall as the train leaves District 12 in Catching Fire?

Why was "13" written on the wall as the train leaves a tunnel from District 12 in Catching Fire? This 13 would seem to me to label a tunnel to District 13 but they're on a train leaving this ...
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Why did Snow not destroy the Victors' Village in District 12?

When Katniss Everdeen visits what is left of District 12, we see loads of dead bodies (well, what's left of them) and the destruction of the entire place. We then see that Victors' Village is pretty ...
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Who is Katniss' love interest?

Is Katniss in love with Gale Hawthorne or Peeta Mellark? I have never read the books, only seen the movies. There are various scenes in both The Hunger Games and Catching Fire that can argue both ...
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Is The Hunger Games a future or alternate world?

I've watched Hunger Games and Catching Fire a couple of times and I can't seem to find answer to the following: Is the world of Panem our own world, but in the future, or is it a parallel world to ...
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Probability of being a Tribute in the Hunger Games

Is there a way to work out the probability of a name being picked during the reaping and do the odds change depending on the District you come from or are there certain restrictions on how many people ...
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Extra meaning in “Panem”

I know the naming of the country "Panem" already has at least a couple meanings in the Hunger Games books and movies. For starters, it translates to "bread", and is even more fitting when Plutarch ...
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Why the prevalence of Latin forenames in the Capitol?

When watching The Hunger Games as well as its sequel Catching Fire, it occured to me that the members of the Capitol often bear Latin forenames, like Seneca, Ceasar, Claudius, Plutarch, Octavia, ...
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Who is the boy from Katniss' hallucination?

At the beginning of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire when Katniss is hunting with Gale, she tries to shoot some birds. When shooting she suddenly imagines a boy getting hit by the arrow, much to her ...
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Why does President Snow want Katniss to keep on acting the love affair?

I admit that I'm not completely acquainted with all the subtleties of President Snow's and the revolution's views and usage of Katniss Everdeen for their goals in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. What ...
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What envelope does Heavensbee replace?

On the DVD of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire there is a deleted scene which shows Plutarch Heavensbee exchange envelopes in some secured vault. He burns the one in the vault and replaces it with one ...
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Why did the rebellion allow Katniss to enter the Hunger Games a second time?

Why did the rebellion allow Katniss to enter the games a second time in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire if she was so important? It would seem like a much safer approach to have just taken Katniss to ...
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What does the three finger salute mean in Hunger Games?

In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, there is a three finger salute that is constantly shown, sometimes with whistle sound. But what does this three finger salute mean?
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Background character in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

In Catching Fire, Katniss, Peeta, Haymitch and Effie are taken to the capitol. While Haymitch gives the Tributes his "forget everything you think you know about the games" speech there is some ...
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Why did Katniss want Peeta to live?

In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Katniss insisted Peeta must live. She also convinced Haymitch that he should protect Peeta at any cost. Why?
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What was the purpose of the lightning tree?

I don't feel like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire fully explained this. It seems awfully convenient to have a tree where lightning strikes 12 times every hour. What would possibly be the point of this ...
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Why didn't they leave one end of the wire at the beach?

In the movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Beetee (played by Jeffrey Wright) comes up with the plan to wrap a wire around the "Lightning Tree", and plant the other end of the wire in the water at ...
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Could the twelve districts support the Capitol?

In the world of Panem the country is organised into twelve districts which support the capitol We see the Reaping in D12 which contains (by my estimate around 400 children), again by my estimate ...
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Is the Tribute selection in The Hunger Games rigged?

When the tributes are selected at the start of the film is the selection process rigged? It's implied during the film that the selection process is random, but there are a few indicators that it might ...
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In which District is the Hunger Games conducted?

In the 2012 release movie The Hunger Games, it is shown that young children from 12 different districts - named District 1, District 2,..., District 12 come together to kill each other in Hunger ...
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How did Thresh know that Katniss befriended Rue in Hunger Games?

In The Hunger Games, Katniss is attacked by Clove, but saved at the last moment when Thresh kills Clove. Thresh is then in a position to kill Katniss, too, but says (quoting from memory): Just ...
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Why was there no narration in The Hunger Games?

The movie The Hunger Games is based on Suzanne Collin’s book of the same name. The narrative of the book is completely in the first person, with a lot of detail coming from the thoughts of Katniss ...