Skip to comments."The Hunger Games" (sudden smash movie)
Posted on 03/24/2012 4:50:45 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
It seems a box office phenomenon is happening right now.
"The Hunger Games", from previews, seems to be setting all sorts of records this weekend.
Very captivating camera work, and a sort of 'blade runner' sort of theme it would seem.
Is it in any way the typical Hollyweird leftwing agenda propaganda film?
Does it subject viewers to unwelcome homosexual crap? Like most Hollyweird stupidity anymore?
Or worth watching?
no, people have been waiting for this movie for some time.
The books were all big sellers.
I saw it today. It’s a girl power movie. It’s going to make a ton of money.
it is good
i saw it twice with my daughter, who is infatuated with the books
it can easily be used to point out how evil that government control is
So is it Hollywood leftist crap?
Never heard of it before 5 minutes ago.
I just started reading this series of books on my Kindle and so far it is very good. I can’t detect any obvious lefty slant so far at least.
Saw it today and read the series. REALLY GOOD! It combines the roman gladiators with the short story The Lottery. Shows how governmentcan get out of control. Worth seeing.
I saw it yesterday and was very pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. There was a pretty high body count, but no profanity or sex.
At the beginning there was some of that “shaky camera” stuff, but thank goodness that didn’t go on very long. If I was the film’s editor I might have found 15 or 20 minutes to cut, but overall I would recommend it.
I saw it yesterday. Wanted to see what all the hype was all about. I haven’t read any of the books so thought I would have issues understanding the movie, didn’t have any problems. Every showtime for the film was completely sold out. I really enjoyed the movie. Didn’t notice any lefty ideology in it at all.
I’m curious about this one too. It’s been on the radar for a while as an upcoming blockbuster. My hope is that it’s not pure leftist agitprop (like, say, Avatar) since it will be seen by lots of skulls full of mush.
I havent seen the movie yet, but the books are definitely not leftist propaganda. Underlying theme is seeking to be free of an oppressive government that rules by terrorizing the population with annual sacrifical games. A few postings I’ve seen elsewhere state that the movie has not received the ususal Hollywood leftist rewriting.
Basically, much less then normal.
Best Indicator: Several liberal newspapers (which is nearly all newspapers) have printed columns wondering if the movie is, “too violent.” They’ve never given a crap about rap movies, vampire movies, and most of the other garbage Hollywood turns. So it must have something to do with the message.
And at a fundamental level, if the lefties are against it, I’m almost always for it.
I’m sort of amazed at the comments.
I’m watching this. Thanks.
May I ask what the recommended age limit is for this book? Is there questionable content, i.e. bad language, smut, etc.?
Saw it last night and didn’t find it exactly uplifting but it is well made. It is probably a cross mix of Gladiator, Running Man and Alice in Wonderland.
It’s a great movie. I think better than the book.
The left spins it this way: the evil, capitalist 1% lives in the Capitol and exploits the lives of the 99% to live absurdly overindulgent lives.
Yet they don’t mention that this structure is a GOVERNMENT creation, not one that arose naturally from a capitalist economy.
The right sees the movie’s oppressive government as the oppressive government it is.
I say go see it and help boost their record-setting weekend—they’ve made a great movie that’s well-acted, well-produced, and except for 5 minutes in the beginning, nicely filmed.
Hey what can I say? :D
Every time I come to the unavoidable conclusion some channel is nothing but propaganda, I take it off my list to watch.
There’s so much leftist propaganda, that’s taken a lot of the “trendy” stuff off my radar.
(which I’m fine with)
I had never heard of the movie or the books. I’m just not that interested in Hollywood anymore.
Think I’ll make an exception for this one.
I thought it was interesting in the movie to see the contempt the president had for the “underdogs” living in flyover coal country.
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