We all have heard about the famous ‘The Hunger Games’ film series, haven’t we? Well, the film series has been adapted from the trilogy of novels ‘The Hunger Games’. Written by American author-writer Suzanne Collins, it is a series of young-adult dystopian novels.
The Hunger Games movies are directed by Francis Lawrence and Gary Ross. Romantic, intense and full of suspense, this drama of survival is the most engaging thriller and kicks adrenaline at a high level.
The dystopian storyline and the characters of the novel trilogy have left the fans fervent. The directors had brought up the story from book to the big screen perfectly with perfect casts. You will be able to enjoy it fully only when you watch the Hunger Games movies in order.
If you’re settling to watch the famous Hunger Games movies, we have got the series lined up for you with a little overview which will for sure build up the anticipation within you to download and watch the Hunger Games movies in order.
1. The Hunger Games (2012)
It all starts in the remains of North America. The nation of Panem, dominated from the Capitol, is divided into 12 districts. Nearly seventy years ago, the 12 districts revolted against the Capitol but failed miserably before the rich and the powerful. A punishment was chosen for their failed revolt.
Every year, from each of the 12 districts, two young people between the age of 12 to 18 years, a male and a female, are chosen as Tributes through public reaping to compete in a nationally televised event called the Hunger Games.
The chosen youths are brought to the Capitol, trained for the battle, and are sent into an arena to fight to the death until only one survives. The Hunger Games are described as a pageant of honour, courage and sacrifice.
The event is broadcast on television throughout the country, for the entertainment of the rich, powerful and decadent people of the Capitol. After her little sister Primrose is chosen for the 74th Hunger Games when they went to attend the ‘Reaping Day’, Katniss Everdeen of District 12 immediately volunteers to take her sister’s place.
And the male Tribute who is chosen for this survival game is Peeta Mellark. The young Tributes are escorted to the Capitol, trained and are prepared for The Hunger Games. Then after a few days of training, the tributes are sent to the fighting arena.
Katniss now only has her hunting skills and sharp instincts to rely on, and with them, she has to choose between survival and love.
2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
After the tributes, Katniss and Peeta from District 12 returned home following their victory in the 74th Annual Hunger Games, Katniss was approached by President Snow. He tries to explain to her that her actions in the Games have incited rebellion.
Keeping her friends, family and DIstrict 12 at a stake, Snow ordered Katniss to use the upcoming Victory Tour as to spread it among the people that her actions were not a disregard against the Capitol, otherwise everyone will suffer.
Thus she and Peeta set out for their tour. During their travel, Haymitch, Katniss’ mentor, apprises her as per the rule that the winners of the games must train and mentor the future tributes.
Also during their Victory Tour, Katniss senses an uprising amongst the people, which was said before by the President. Seeing it, President Snow tries to prove his dominance by changing the rules of the upcoming 75th Annual Hunger Games which includes more suffering.
3. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 1 - 2014)
The 75th Annual Hunger Games arena was destroyed in the last movie of the Hunger Games movies in order. Our tributes Katniss Everdeen, Beetee, and Finnick Odair are rescued and taken to District 13, a district not under the Capitol, and where the rebellion has started initially.
Katniss founds her family safe and sound. She then meets the leader of the rebellion, President Alma Coin. Katniss gets to know that Snow has bombed her district, District 12, as a part of revenge, which he took because of the rising rebellion in most of the districts under the Capitol.
Meanwhile, Peeta is under the influence and captive of President Snow, and Snow manipulates Peeta to bring to an end to the spreading-like-fire rebellion. Seeing all this, Katniss agrees to be the “Mockingjay”, the rebellion leader asks her to be a symbol of the rebellion.
Katniss visits her destructed District 12, somehow her old house was saved, and realises that through the spreading rebellion throughout Panem, she can overpower Snow.
4. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 2 - 2015)
In the last part of the Hunger Games movies, Katniss Everdeen is brought at the edge of death. First, she is attacked by a brainwashed Peeta, then after she joins an assault on the Capitol’s armoury in District 2, she is shot by civilian named Pugnax, but her bulletproof Mockingjay suit saves her from the shot.
Katniss further wants to join a group of rebels, the “Star Squad”, who is set to invade the Capitol, but President Coin disapproves the idea of Katniss to join the group. But Johanna, the victor of 71st Hunger Games, helps out Katniss to meet the Star Squad.
She meets the group and meets there an unrecovered Peeta and Finnick, the male victor of 65th Annual Hunger games. She teams up with her close friends for the ultimate mission, to unshackle the citizens of Panem and destroy President Snow and his dominance.
Here we end the synopsis of the Hunger Games movies in order. Hope you have read through it and the synopsis has awakened the thrill in you to know about the fate of our victors, Katniss and Peeta, and to know the entire dystopian story.
The Hunger Games movies have been a great hit, and after you complete the big-screen series, I will also suggest you read the books also. Let us know in the comment section how much the Hunger Games movies thrilled you after watching them.
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