What the future has in store we will never know, nor should we. The mystery of what is to come is part of life’s journey. With lead economists speaking of another depression, what this world could be years from now is mind boggling. LionsGate studios have brought the audience a gut-wrenching portrayal of that future. And help us all if we become as ruthless as THE HUNGER GAMES.
Jennifer Lawrence is Katniss Everdeen, a young teen surviving in a post-apocalyptic society. With a deceased father and a frail mother, Katniss is the only true guardian for her younger sister. This may sound like the typical story but then the annual event known as The Hunger Games begins. In their 74th chronicle, the 12 districts of civilization must draw the names of two people between the ages of 12 and 18. 24 adolescents…12 boys…12 girls, know as Tributes, pitted together in a holographic jungle to survive, evade and fight to the death. Weapons are provided for them to encourage slaughter. The rich are sponsors of food and medicine. And the Capitol city, that runs the event, will remind you of the Romans as they would massacre slaves in ancient blood-stained coliseums. Katniss nobly volunteers for such an event to save the life of her sister whose name was chosen. (more…)