Monday, April 2, 2012

"The Hunger Games" : a Game ? or a subliminal effort to desensitize teenagers about death ?

                                                            by Albert Angulo

      I found myself on sunday afternoon waiting on a movie theater with some reservation and not too much exiciment one of them most expected movies of the season " The Hunger Games " which is a young adult novel written by Suzanne Collins that was first published on September 14, 2008, by Scholastic in hardcover.

 It is written in the voice of sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem in my opinion a very fatalistic and communistic not to mention masonic point of view of the future ,where the countries of North America once existed. The Capitol, a highly advanced metropolis, holds absolute power over the rest of the nation ruled by a socialist regimen and a dictator of advanced age and with very little respect for human life nor any moral standards poorly played by actor Donald Sutherland .

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.

The movie was able to collect more than 155 million dollars on its first weekend, which shockingly is enough money to feed the population of this planet several times, Ironic isn't ? drag ourselves to watch a movie than pretends to create consciousness about world hunger while it makes millions than can easily be used to feed those in need, nevertheless as a movie I found it incredibly boring and honestly I was waiting for way more scenes than can potencially keep me paste to the screen, logistic in this piece of " the seventh art " is very slow, they take too long to develop the history and there is too many silent moments, which lead me to wonder in my thoughts instead of being completely submerge into the show.

Now I have established than this movie wasn't really my favorite one of this season , but there is something than I find completly disturbing, not only the fact than is based in a fatalistic racially exclusive ,but very quietly tries to desensitize our teenagers about dead and murder by placing in front of them uncountable scenes with violence and enjoyment for killing.

 Of course the director of the movie tried to defense himself by saying it was Katniss's perspective and how she sees things what he pretended to present , but the reality is than teenagers in this country are already attacked by pretty bad influences and I don't think they need another platform to see people killing other people just for the fun of it and in such a natural way.
  So I would strongly recommend parents to see this movie before they drive their teenagers to the movie theater, we have all the right to decide what our kids minds are feed with. Along the way they are going to find many people who will try to tell them who they are and how they should behave so we should make sure we tell them first, let them know we care and be the first and most important influence for them or someone or perhaps something else will .

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