By Rob Kall
Incredibly bizarre, bad taste “citizens” make up the elite of the world of Hunger Games.
The theater was filled with teenagers, but to me, Hunger Games is more than a hot movie. It’s a media phenomenon, fueled by sales of over 26 million copies of the first three books in the series. I was not to be disappointed. First, though I tried, the Imax version of the show was sold out. So I had to see the old fashioned 2-D version. It was still worth it
The movie is very long, two hours and 22 minutes. But it is also riveting and moves fast.
Most important, it has lessons to tell, and since its main audience is teenagers, and young adults, I’m glad to say it’s a message that tells some important truths. Unlike the Twilight series, another cinematic trilogy that teens have thronged to, this movie is attracting the approval of people on the left and the right.
From my perspective, even the messages that the right approves are good ones.
For the left, Hunger Games portrays an unjustice system where 24 12-18 year olds a year are forced to fight to the death. They can volunteer or they are drafted, two from each of twelve districts. The main protagonist Katniss Everdeen volunteers to rescue her 12 year old sister, who’s been drafted. Continue reading »
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