The Hunger Games will sap up comparisons to science fiction. That’s what happens with stories about futuristic dystopias and freaky hovercraft. The better comparison is to Roman or Biblical epics of the fifties. Its story, of the youth of twelve outlying provinces exploited for the bloodsport of a wealthy and perverse capital, is reminiscent of Ben Hur. It even has a grand chariot parade, with ... more >
The Hunger Games-REVIEW
Following in the footsteps of Katniss Everdeen
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Woody HarrelsonDirected by Gary Ross
THE PRESS IN REVIEW – Hunger Games draws parents’ ire
Teenagers get obsessed - what else is new?
In an article for the Daily Beast Jamie Reno bemoans his pre-teen daughter's obsession with Katniss Everdeen, the lead character from The Hunger Games, the phenom tentpole of 2012. He writes, " ... the Hunger Games has all but consumed her. Every time a trailer for the film comes on TV, she goes bonkers, screaming “Shhhhhhh!,” turning up the volume too high and opening her eyes about three times ... more >