The good fight in 'The Hunger Games'

  • Article by: COLIN COVERT
  • Updated: March 23, 2012 - 12:52 PM

Led by a very human heroine, "The Hunger Games" is an event movie worthy of the name.

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e72521Mar. 22, 1212:15 PM

So, what's it about? It's not very clear. -- I really don't want to spend 10 bucks and two hours of my time sitting in a dark theatre listening to a feminist diatribe.

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conormacleodMar. 22, 1212:50 PM

Wow. That was a great review! But, I have read the books as well. It is about a futuristic society that draws two teenagers names (12-18), from a barrell with all names, each year, from each of the 12 Districts, or states, if you will. Then these 24 competitors must fight to the death on live TV until one victor emerges. These "Hunger Games" (Olympics to the death) are done as a reminder to the 12 Districts that the Capitol is in charge of the country, and they should never rise against the Capitol. They came about as a result of District 13, which was destroyed when they had an uprising against the Capitol. The Capitol is filled with the Aristocats of the nation, while the 12 Districts often fight with hunger and great economic depression just to barely survive. Picture, if you will, the rich sitting on a hill watching soldiers fight to the death in the valley below. I believe it was called "The Civil War".

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gnsailormoonMar. 22, 1212:59 PM

I'm going to see the movie tonight, I'm really looking forward to seeing it!

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eelindMar. 22, 12 1:30 PM

May the odds be EVER in your favor. Not always. I'd think someone should've caught this mistake...READ the BOOKS! :-) I'm guessing they got it right in the movie...

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winning1Mar. 22, 12 1:44 PM

It’s just a chick-flic for feminists. Notice the ‘strong woman’ and all of the feminized & childish men (again). Thumbs down.

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azusacattMar. 22, 12 2:23 PM

Methinks the teenyboppers of the 'Twilight', 'Glee' and 'Justin Bieber' age have once again massively overhyped a story that has some strange ripped-off affinity with The Running Man, Mad Max and Logan's Run.

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MFD104Mar. 22, 12 2:42 PM

Winning1 Just guessing you have not read the books. There are strong characters... both male and female. Gale is strong, Haymitch is a drunk but is also a strong character. Peeta meh... but he is a compassionate and layered character. Cinna is strong for Katnis on several occasions when she is not. As a matter of fact most of the female characters are either weak and vapid (capital) or cruel and evil(other tributes) aside from Rue that is.

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gophermomMar. 22, 12 2:52 PM

I'm wondering how they are going to make "Mockingjay" into a movie without giving it an "R" rating. The story line in the 3rd book is very violent.

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hughakstonMar. 22, 12 2:59 PM

It's a dumb fantasy movie. Post apocalytic? Nonsense. The reality is, when societies deteriorate the Laws-Of-The-Jungle take hold pretty hard and fast and it's not women who run things. Just look around the world today and look back into history.

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mary1972Mar. 22, 12 3:03 PM

I am going to the 12:01 a.m. showing tonight. I was already looking forward to it but after reading this review am even more excited -- if that's possible and for azusacatt and others I'm in my 50s so it's not just teenyboppers. Of course I may be the oldest nut job there but hey you gotta have some fun, right? Go Team Katniss!!!

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