Monday, April 9, 2012

The Hunger Games...

"If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats". ~Richard Bach

Saw the first movie of the Hunger Games trilogy last night. I'm fairly sure that the book will be better... have denied myself the pleasure of reading the books just so that I won't be disappointed (as I usually am by films made from books) but... after seeing the movie I'm sure the book will be better. 

Plot... I need some back-story. 

It's a somewhat disturbing story... I'm not giving spoilers here am I? A kill or be killed type story. Sacrifice. Entertainment. Cruelty. Triumph? I'm not quite sure. 

A part of me was horrified at the killing and the crowd reaction. A part of me completely understood the setup... the kill or be killed mentality, the punishment and warning system. 

There is a part of me that thrills at swords and blades and bows and arrows and battle. In this day and age though the greater part of my makeup would not allow for violence... 

I'm curious about other people's reactions to the books/movie.


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