bleach168 wrote:Hunger Games ?/10
I couldn't finish this movie. I wasn't that it was bad, I just couldn't get over the premise of the movie. There is no culture messed up enough to find entertainment in the killing children. This world could never exist. I didn't read the books but I did wiki the Hunger Games universe and couldn't find an explanation. Am I missing something?
I liked the movie. I was a fan of the first book (the others are not nearly as good) so I was looking forward to it but I disappointed a little, just a little.
There is an explanation in the book. Something about keeping the districts submissive while at the same time giving hope. The winner becomes a hero and his/her district gets tons of food. At the same time it is a message to the districts that rebelled that the government can take their finest and kill them at any time...or something like that.
As for the suspension of disbelief, gladiator games did exist and even today people watch dog fights and combat sports so this isn't too much of a stretch to be able to suspend disbelief and enjoy, at least for me.
I think you need to either watch the movies or read the books to make a comment like the one above. I'm not saying the premise isn't a bit horrific, but based on everything provided I don't think this is far fetched at all. It's a brutal combination but when you look at things our so called civilizations have done in the past 100 years even, I don't see this as crazy. It's a creepy alternative that many people would embrace if it meant their own survival. The combination of the two classes of people, the rewards for the winners and their districts, and then as Mookie pointed out, submission only works when their is a glimmer of hope. Otherwise people would quit, not work, or provide for what the first class needs.
Again not saying you can't think it's creepy and sick, just that its hard to form an opinion on something if you don't give it a chance. I think to say "this world could never exist" is pretty crazy though. Far-fetched maybe, but if you knew nothing of History and I explained Gladiator games, or Nazis, or Rwanda, or 100s of other massacres and horrible civilizations you'd be horrified as well. Most movies need a person to suspend some form of logic and disbelief.