The Hunger Games Experience on M-Net Movies

29 October 2015
Hunger Games’ fans will be ecstatic to know that they can watch all the movies, bar the last one, on M-Net Movies this November – just in time for the release of the final instalment.
hunger games experience

Hunger Games’ fans will be ecstatic to know that they can watch the first three movies in the series on M-Net Movies this November – just in time for the release of the final instalment.

Speaking about the highly-anticipated, much talked-about last movie, M-Net Movies Premiere and Ster-Kinekor are giving fans the chance to attend an exclusive pre-screening of Mockingjay – Part 2.

Should you be one of the lucky fans attending, you’ll want to brush up on your Hunger facts and make sure you sound like a bona-fide, all-knowing aficionado. If you miss out on tickets this time round, make sure you eyeball the website and social media for news about future silver screenings.

Whether you’re a fan or a newbie, here are ten things you should know about The Hunger Games

  1. It’s based on the books written by Suzanne Collins. If you didn’t know this, you are the furthest thing imaginable from a Hunger Games’ fan.
  2. The lead character, Katniss Everdeen, is portrayed by Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence. If you didn’t know this, we also suspect you may have been living under a rock…or just really aren’t a movie fan.
  3. The story is set in Panem. Don’t worry! Your geography lessons have not deserted you – it’s a made-up world. Well, sort of. It’s meant to be a post-apocalyptic version of North America.
  4. Post-apocalyptic, you ask? Yes, it’s set in the future, after the apocalypse. Now that we’ve repeated ourselves it also helps to know that it’s labelled as dystopian (which means a not-happy future) and science fiction, which means the story posits a reality that could come to pass. Let’s not forget another key word used to describe the books and movies: adventure! In terms of cinema, this equates to awesome stunts, impressive weaponry, splendid cinematography, big stories, big drama, big everything! 
  5. So, back to Panem. Who controls this pantheon of chaos? Why that would be President Snow. No relation to Jon Snow; in fact, quite the opposite, seeing as Jon's a pretty stand-up guy. But the President? Not so much.
  6. On the stunt note, while Jennifer Lawrence does have a stunt double, she does her fair share of leaping, running and climbing.
  7. Guess who can fight with a sword for real? Author Suzanne Collins! Pretty impressive, don’t you think?
  8. Francis Lawrence, who directed the final two films, is Jennifer’s father. No, that's not true, we’re just kidding. The two are not at all related.
  9. So now you want to know who directed the first two movies? That was Gary Ross, who also helmed Big, Pleasantville and Seabiscuit.
  10. We’re ending on a sad note, but that’s because we couldn’t close without mentioning the great Philip Seymour Hoffman, who played Plutarch Heavensbee in the final three movies. Hoffman passed away in 2014, but the studio soon announced that they would not replace him in the movies, marking the Mockingjay movies as the final work of this incredible actor.

Now that you’re all clued up and ready to roll, check out the Hunger Games' line-up:

The Hunger Games

Friday 20 November, 20:00, M-Net Movies Showcase


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Saturday 21 November, 20:00, M-Net Movies Showcase


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Sunday 22 November, 20:05, M-Net and 20:30, M-Net Movies Premiere


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

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