Zimbo: 10 Things To Know About ‘The Hunger Games’
Zimbo has posted an article about 10 things which you should know about ‘The Hunger Games’. Though I supposed those who has read the books certainly know these details, reading it through again wouldn’t hurt.
1. In the Future, the Government Will Kill Your Children
For anyone who hasn’t read the books, they’re set in a post-apocalyptic North America called Panem, which is divided up into 12 districts with each district being progressively poorer than the one before. Every year a lottery is held to send one girl and one boy (ages 12 to 17) from each district to the titular Hunger Games. The 24 are sent into an arena where they battle to the death with the sole survivor winning fame, fortune and a life of ease.
The whole thing is broadcast across all of Panem and is followed closely by viewers at home. Our heroine, Katniss Everdeen, finds herself fighting in the games when she volunteers to take the place of her younger sister, who is named in the lottery.
2. The story was inspired by war and reality television
As origin stories go, author Suzanne Collins has a good one for her popular trilogy. Apparently she was watching television and flipping through channels between war coverage and a reality show. “I was tired, and the lines began to blur in this very unsettling way,” she says. Collins was also inspired by the Greek myth of Theseus, in which Crete forced Athens to send them 14 young men and women to face their own deaths at the hands of the minotaur.
“Even as a kid, I could appreciate how ruthless this was,” Collins says. “Crete was sending a very clear message: ‘Mess with us and we’ll do something worse than kill you. We’ll kill your children.'”
3. These books are very popular
While Collins has yet to approach the 100 million mark surpassed by Twilight, the Hunger Games trilogy has sold more than 10 million copies and has spent more than 130 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list.
Head over to Zimbo to find out the rest of the things you need to know about ‘The Hunger Games’!
Posted on October 16, 2011, in The Hunger Games Movie and tagged Abigail Breslin, Battle Royale, Bill Condon, Chloe Moretz, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Emily Browning, Emma Roberts, Gale Hawthorne, Gary Ross, Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Katniss Everdeen, Kaya Scodelario, Lenny Kravitz, Liam Hemsworth, Lyndsy Fonseca, Mary Mouser, Peeta Mellark, Saoirse Ronan, Shailene Woodley, Stanley Tucci, Stephen King, Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games, Twilight, Woody Harrelson. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.