Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Hunger Games Movie...
   Yesterday, I got to see the Hunger Games! I was a little worried it wasn't going to be good. But it actually turned out to be a nice film! Lots of people were worried about the violence, because of the PG-13 rating.  But the movie was actually less violent than people have talked about. On the way home from the movie, my mom talked to my sister, my friend Rachel, and I about what was good and bad about the movie. In other words, we talked about what seemed like good ideas or what was not so good. The good idea is justice being accomplished. Now, if you saw the movie but you haven't read the books, then this movie probably seemed a little un-beneficial. It appeared justice wasn't actually being followed even though that's what people say is the main point of the story. There's a reason for that. The Hunger Games introduces the setting of the story line. It's not meant to show the full justice being unveiled at this point. At this point, however, Katniss realizes that the Capital has to stop being like this. This is introducing the reader and/or viewer to the issue and showing the reader/viewer when and where Katniss decides the Capital (or more specifically President Snow) has to be stopped. President Snow wants to show his power. Panem becomes almost a dictatorship. But things such as publicity and fandom get in the way from the President Snow. The people of the Capital want a good TV show to watch. They want drama, and the Hunger Games is (what seems) like the best answer to not only show the power of President Snow but to satisfy the hunger for drama of the people of the Capital. In the movie, President Snow said something along the lines of this, "Why not simply get 24 people from each district and execute them?" After all, that is what they are doing. Now, the not so good ideas in the movie are things such as the killing. However, I think the killing shows the more concern for someone like Katniss to stand up for what is justice. Now, am I totally for watching people get killed. No...that would be weird. In fact I think the killing in the movie is wrong. But that is the point I think people who only know a little about the Hunger Games don't seem to understand. It is wrong. That's why in the next two books Catching Fire and Mockingjay they put a stop to what is wrong. They want to put a stop games themselves and President Snow. If you just saw the movie and did not read the books, the main points and the beneficial parts are not going to be fully grasped just from the information you received from the movie. If you want to get something out of the Hunger Games Series, I would read all the books. But that's just my advice :) 

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