The book/movie 1984 is not uplifting either but it has an important message:
** NEVER ALLOW THE STATE TO CONTROL YOUR LIFE **
Originally posted by Nephlim
Hunger games is a story of REbellioN against a CORRUPT GOVERNMENT!!!! it is one of the most well written and emotional young adult books. the language is simple enough for a 10 year old to read but it is still a good book. It is on the surface very similar to battle royale but if you actually read the book it is nothing like Battle royale.( haven't watched the movie)
has anyone actually read the series that so easily compares it to battle royale? they overthrow the corrupt government because of the forced hunger games, so it ends up being vastly different.
so no conspiracy theory.
Originally posted by Hawking
It's hilarious to me that when a fad comes around that is hugely anti-government, people on this site are still paranoid and up in arms about it.
Originally posted by mark1167
reply to post by elliotmtl
Hunger games is nothing more than a cheap watered down version of the 2000 Japanese film "Battle Royale".
Here we go again with another over hyped teenage propaganda sensation just like Harry Potter. Some mediocre writer comes out of nowhere ripping off someone else's idea's, dressing it up in fantasy or whatever and for some strange reason get the most unbelievable advertising and backing.Then all the brainwashed teenagers go ga ga over it because if your a book writer everyone knows the most money to be made is from the market of teenagers between 12 and 16. Then you'll get all these brain dead adults jumping on the trendy bandwagon , so they have something to talk about when Joe at the water cooler goes , "hey seen the hunger game yet?" Then they can go, "oh hey I read the book." I saw it happen with harry Potter. People I new who never ever read books jumped on the band wagon so fast. I remember the looks I got from everyone when I said I had never read Harry Potter or saw the movies. It was like I was a leper or something. I see the same game being played here again. This is the only way Hollywood makes money now a days.Except for Adam Sandler movies. Which he pumps out every six months and none of them get over a 2 in rating, but for some reason they make hundreds of millions.
Watch Battle Royale. It'll make this piece of trype look like a joke.
It is writtenin the voice of sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where the countries of North America once existed. The Capitol, a highly advanced metropolis, holds absolute power over the rest of the nation. The Hunger Games are an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12 to 18 from each of the 12 districts surrounding the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle in which only one person can survive.
Originally posted by Shadowflux
Why is it that the film Bully, which deals with real and pressing problems, received an R rating because of a few curses while The Hunger Games not only received a PG13 rating but there are schools which are bussing young children to see it en masse???
People need to wake up and learn to think for themselves, stop being mindless consumers and start looking at what you're consuming.
Originally posted by Shadowflux
reply to post by Nephlim
Seriously, if you think The Hunger Games is deep and meaningful then I feel bad for you, you've obviously missed out on the joy of reading a really good book. If I knew you lived near me I'd invite you to my library and let you borrow almost anything. Some of my books are over 100 years old and out of print, I'm sure you'd find something you'd like.