The other night it was Jeff’s birthday and he got to pick the movie. It was between Wrath of the Titans and The Hunger Games, both of which I was concerned about. We decided to go with The Hunger Games. Reluctantly. I thought it was going to be like Twilight. I was shockingly surprised! It felt like a modern adaptation of the movie Rollerball from the1970s,
combined with a The Wizard of Oz technicolor-dream-movie feel. The combination of the grim reality of the districts, the over the top Oz aesthetic, the fashion of The Capital, and a Patagonia sporting-goods-esque feel during the games, it’s a new formula. I found it thought provoking and disturbing at the same time, but still light in a “teenage heart-throbby” way. I give it a big thumbs up!