The F’in Hunger Games
Alright, besides being a pretty obvious rip off of the foreign film “Battle Royale” (see my post on American remakes to see how I feel about that), the “Hunger Games” is one of those movies that makes me shake my head. The kids in this movie (or the book) range from 12 to 18 and they are pitted together in a death match. So where are the outraged parents or the ever-enraged Christian Coalition? It’s not that I have a problem with violence…but honestly, WTF?
One of the first death scenes is a kid spitting blood onto another kid’s face because he’s just been stabbed in the back and killed. Granted, this is from the book and it is yet to be seen if it is going to be in the movie, but do me a favor: whenever a kid gets killed in the movie, replace the kid that killed them with an adult. Picture Jason or Freddy or that creepy guy that lives on your street. Is the scene still ok? Can you watch a movie where an adult is murdering a bunch of 14 year olds? I can’t.
People threw a huge fit at some scene in Harry Potter where the villains killed and ate a unicorn…
Why isn’t anyone saying anything about a movie where the entire plot is kids killing kids? Unicorns and evil wizards are completely imaginary and people flipped out! Come on people! Where the heck are the people who care?
By the way, people get pissed off when they see a couple of 15 year old characters in a movie get a little sexual. Why? Why do people get more upset with kids (by kids I mean teens) acting out of good feelings then they do when they see a movie where the whole plot is kids brutally slashing other kids?
Somebody please say something! I won’t be seeing these films.