The message of Suzanne Collins’s YA series, The Hunger Games, seems pretty straightforward: Poverty is bad, capitalism is bad, having children fight each other to the death is bad, “reality” celebrities are bad, The Capitol and District 1 (maybe 2) are kind of bad, having nice clothing is bad, Peeta sucks.
But since Catching Fire and its subsequent sequels confuse that point with a bunch of other stuff (mostly CGI) corrupt the best of intentions, the original book’s themes can get kind of lost.
But that’s why we have Sesame Street to break it down for us.
Fall Arts Preview 2013
DIRECTOR: Nicole Holofcener
STARRING Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener
One of the few actors from Seinfeld to maintain a successful career in television—The New Adventures of Old Christine ran for five seasons and Veep is a smash—Julia Louis-Dreyfus is now making a serious jump into movie stardom. Read More
When the Tea Party Patriots premiered this Hunger Games-style video at CPAC over the weekend, the only question in the room was probably “Does this make too much sense?” Sure, “Tea Party Patriots – A Movement On Fire!” doesn’t actually resemble The Hunger Games so much as, um, Gattaca, maybe? But still there are some great similarities that just illustrate how non-crazy these people are.