The The Hunger Gamesseries is one of the most successful film series of the 2010s. At this time, film adaptations of popular sci-fi books were a trend among young adults, such as Divergent and The Maze Runnerbut on The Hunger Games is by far the best looked back on.
The first The Hunger Gamesfilm was highly received by fans and critics, but the sequel Th Hunger Games: Catching Fire was received even better and became the most successful film in the franchise.
After arriving safely home following their unprecedented victory at the 74th annual Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) discover they must quickly turn around and embark on a Victors Tour.
As she and Peeta travel through the districts, Katniss senses that an uprising is underway. However, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) proves he’s still in control when word comes of a brutal change in the rules for the upcoming 75th Hunger Games.
In Catching Fire Katniss and Peeta unexpectedly have to participate in the 75th edition of the Hunger Games. The winners of the previous editions all had to participate, and these all happened to be a man and a woman from each district.
However, statistically this is impossible. Haymitch (Woody Harrelson) said that “Career Tributes” from districts one and two won the Games almost every year. Even if just over half of the past Games were won by Career Tributes, subtracting previously identified winners yields 30 past winners. These winners must then be divided as one man and one woman from each of the ten remaining districts.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
The Hunger Games returns this month with the prequel The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. The first reactions to the film recently surfaced online, and it looks set to be a high point in the series.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes can be seen in Dutch cinemas from November 16.