I haven’t read the books, so this review is not influenced by them. The fact that this moview is centered around a reality television show that places poor people in a situation where they live the good life for a short time only to be put in a position where all but one of them will die is quite sick. However, when you think about it our government is pretty sick too so it’s a fair metaphor.
It wasn’t lost on me that when Rue, an adorable Black girl and youngest person participating in The Hunger Games, dies that a riot breaks out in the district where she’s from; the only district that seems to have a Black population. Why the Black folks gotta be acting a damn fool? Speaking of Black folks, I certainly could of used more Lenny Kravitz in this film. I hope he returns for part two!
The Hunger Games has many touching moments, a corny love story (of course), cool special effects, and a funky wardrobe.