I feel like Katniss and Johanna needed to have a good fight scene together, where they’re fighting side by side in an extended battle. Because I’m 187% certain they would be Legolas and Gimli.
Katniss: Final count… 42.
Johanna: 42? Not bad, Brainless. I myself am sitting pretty on 43.
Katniss: *Shoots corpse* 43.
Johanna: He was already dead.
Katniss: He was twitching.
Johanna: He was twitching ‘cause he’s got my axe embedded in his nervous system!
To me, the scariest part about The Hunger Games is how people in real life react to it. We have toys and makeup lines and media talking about the ‘love triangle’ and it’s so meta in the most terrifying way.
we are the capital
Effie looks like well maybe, you never know.
it look like she farted real strong
The natural sequence of events after games involving hunger is real strong farting.
Flatulence Eberdeen, The Girl Who Was All Farty.
Can we just stop and talk about this for a minute?
Thresh doesn’t make an alliance. Thresh doesn’t waste time liking her. Thresh knows that either he must kill her or she must kill him for one of them to win.
But this is the only way he can repay her for protecting Rue when he couldn’t. It’s the only way he can repay her for honoring Rue when he couldn’t. He honors her by sparing her friend, the girl who would have died for her.
The revolution really doesn’t start with Katniss.
It starts with Rue.
SOMEBODY FINALLY SAID IT
This is exactly the point I’ve been trying to make for years. Okay, so the revolution gets it’s kindling with Katniss. She volunteers, well that’s new, she rebels in the display of talents by shooting the apple. This triggers her perfect score, okay. These aren’t really “Revolutionary” though.
It’s not even revolutionary when Peeta professes his love, because, let’s face it, the rules of the game haven’t changed. They’re still just two kids who would have to KILL each other to win. Without a doubt, it would bring some interest to the games, so the Capitol makes propaganda about it. The “Star Crossed Lovers” in a game of life and death.
But what changes the game is Rue. Right away from her introduction in the books we know Rue is going to be somewhat of a big deal. She was compared to the most important character to Katniss, Prim, so that’s a huge indicator. She’s small, young, she’s what Prim would have been.
So Katniss instantly feels a subconscious pull toward her.
When they meet in the trees, Katniss could have killed Rue easily, and Rue probably could have pulled a sneak attack or alerted the Careers of Katniss’s presence. Instead, Rue points out the Tracker Jacker nest.
Then it escalates, Rue and Katniss become an odd team, they’re an alliance, which is never new in the Hunger Games, as forming teams and then betraying them at the end seems to be a common, but there’s is different. It’s close, it’s sisterly, protective.
And then Rue get’s impaled. Katniss kills her first tribute with ease after that. Comparing it to hunting game. Katniss holds Rue, she cries, and then she sings. She sings for Rue a song of promised safety and warmth, something completely absent in the arena.
And this is where the metaphorical canon fires. Katniss could have left Rue, the hovercraft would have been along to pick her up, but she can’t. She’s morally obligated to love this girl as much as possible. And this is where the revolution starts.
She honors the dead. She honors a dead tribute from a district she’d never seen, a person she’d known for only a short period of time. But she throws away Hunger Games norms. She rejects them completely.
In the Hunger Games you’re supposed to kill mercilessly and leave the victims for the plain box they’re shipped home in.
Katniss gives Rue a funeral in the Games, she decorates the body, she makes it look like Rue is sleeping. Like no harm had come. Katniss just ignited the coals that Rue had placed.
Rue’s District sends a parachute. Homemade bread.
Then Thresh kills Clove and distracts Cato by taking his bag.
The fire is going now, and the actions in Catching Fire are even more obvious.
The Speech for Rue. Peeta’s painting. Everything eludes back to this one little girl who became Katniss’s family.
So the revolution never started with Katniss, she was just the tinder for Rue’s ignition.
Rue was the real Mockingjay.
Also, who’s four note whistle is constantly attached to the trailers?
Rue is omnipresent in the books and movies, and I absolutely love it.
Johanna was one of the only characters that I like more after seeing the film. I went in already loving Katniss and Peeta and Effie and Finnick, seeing them on screen was just an added bonus. Jena Malone really brought something else out in Johanna, gave her more depth and added some much needed levity to the situation. A++ work.
johanna and katniss would probably both hate titanic
"I brought that back, I threw it in there," she [Elizabeth Banks] said of the line, which was unscripted. "I did it, and Francis called cut, and I went over to him, and said, ‘You have to keep that in the movie, because the fans will go bananas.’ "
I KNEW IT WAS IMPROV I COULD FEEL IT
We’re a team, aren’t we? And I’m so proud of my victors. So proud. You both deserved so much better. I am truly sorry.
"We are a team, aren’t we? And i’m so proud of my victors. So proud. You both deserved so much better. I am truly sorry."
#okay there are about a million reasons why I love the movies so much more than the books#and the way the movies treat effie is high among them#effie is a product of the world in which she was raised #she is a child of the capitol#she wanted to rise in status#she associated herself with a games as an excellent way to do it#and she got shoved at the bottom rung with District 12#and despite all her upbringing #despite everything SHE was conditioned to think#she found her humanity#she was raised to be superficial and it takes so much effort to dig through that artifice#for her to step back and think ‘this is wrong. there is something wrong. this isn’t TV. It’s life’#her team and her victors #she can’t be them#no one from the capitol should want to be #but she TRIES despite that#she’s on their team #it’s the best she can do with what little she has to offer#and Katniss sees this so clearly#she sees a woman trying and whose entire perception of life has been altered as well#and Katniss shows her love and sees her AS part of the team#because Effie’s world has become as pointless and hollow and destroyed as hers#I HAVE A LOT OF EFFIE EMOTION #Hunger Games
Honestly Amanda just start typing this stuff out in the text box cos your commentary is ALWAYS golden and should be visible to allllll.
This stuff about Effie IS in the books.
I think the movies are doing it justice by keeping it in, and showing it. I read the books like three years ago so IDR it as well… IDR Effie being moved to tears… but that’s probably just me. Definitely remembered Cinna’s stuff though ._.
the scariest thing about the Hunger Games films is when Caesar Flickerman legitimately makes you smile because he is the one that turns this twisted fight to the death into mindless entertainment for the masses and in that moment you realize that just for a second it worked on you.