Well I’ve heard a lot about The Hunger Games from two of my oldest grandsons. They have read the book or books. I hear this is a trilogy. I decided I would see if it really will be the next best series since Harry Potter.
Mr. Ames and I went to the 1:00 pm showing today thinking the theatre wouldn’t be that full.
We had to move twice because I couldn’t see.
*Rant: There are a lot of people out there with big heads. Not to mention the really tall ones that don’t want to sit in the empty row next to you…Oh no they want to sit right down in front of you. I couldn’t see past this guy even if I leaned over on Mr. Ames’ shoulder. Geeez!!
Anyway…back to the movie.
First and foremost I think the person that wrote this story wants to interject a scenario of futuristic doom and gloom for the populous of Earth. A post-apocalyptic scenario where the elitist (the Capital) thrive and dominate power over what was the remains of North America, now called Panem. The 12 districts surrounding the Capital have to rely on those that are well off for food. The Capital has an annual lottery which selects one boy and one girl from each district to fight to the death. Only the survivor wins.
Hummm… sounds like a sick sadistic way to thin out humanity. Let’s see 74th game of 23 tributes killed….that’s umm…1702 lives exterminated.
I can conjure up images of a New World Order, Georgia Guide Stones, the new Denver airport, all those survival shows on TV that show you how to create impenetrable bunkers…… and it sort of reminds me of an old movie titled Soylent Green.
Does anyone else remember that movie?
It came out in 1973 and starred Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, and Leigh Taylor-Young. It involved another scenario for an overpopulated futuristic Earth.
Back to “The Hunger Games.”
Just what do the creators of these types of storylines want to instill in us?
Fear, Fear, and Fear!
When there is fear a fight or flight mode overcomes us naturally.
This is how you get rogue militants, people living off the grid stock piling food and ammo.
I know I know…it was just a book, a movie, just another form of media to influence people.
I am not sure I will pay to see the second or third part of this trilogy.
I couldn’t get through the Twilight series and then after I saw the first movie I gave all the books to my daughter. She couldn’t put them down.
So this is just my take.
Have you read or gone to see The Hunger Games?
What do you think?