[SFRA-L] Query on HUNGER GAMES (possible spoiler)
erlichrd at muohio.edu
Wed Mar 28 00:46:04 EDT 2012
Upshot of THE HUNGER GAMES seemed to lack the bittersweet (stress on "bitter") irony of the climax and conclusion of THE TRUMAN SHOW or the bitter hopefulness of the absurdist gesture at the end of Jewison's ROLLERBALL. Query: Was the novel also sort of mild in its politics?
The movie is good and has been pretty well received by the critics and very well received by audiences (the reported world-wide grosses are impressive). So it may say something if both film and novel are politically mild-mannered — or if the film toned down the novels as much as at least one website suggests.
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