Harry Potter and Twilight books each captured a specific demographic whether it was young readers or teenage girls, but there’s something about The Hunger Games books that manages to go after all those readers and still not ostracize guys or older readers.
And so it shouldn’t be a surprise that the movie pulled in a quarter billion dollars in 10 days.
But does the movie measure up to a book that so clearly illuminates the dangers of unchecked government and genetic engineering? Or was the opportunity for a great adaptation missed in favour of making a film that’s just Lord of the Flies meets Running Man for the Survivor generation?
You’ve heard what we thought, now let us know what your impression of the Hunger Games were!