Since it seems to never stop raining in
this year, we went to the movie to see the latest and greatest according to
word of mouth and publicity in newspapers and magazines. Escondido
In my opinion this was a horrible movie. Mostly it was about the premise—that of 24 children being forced under the guise of "patriotism" to kill each other till only one remains alive. This is supposed to be a reality type show to the death, whereby the whole thing can be watched on TV, including by the parents of the children being killed. This is an annual event perpetrated as "payment" for the debt of insurgency against the government several years before. I liken it to worse than a volcano sacrifice to keep the thing from going off and blowing everybody up.
Then I can't help but get carried away regarding our society being reduced to the basest thoughts held to idealism. The idea of our young people finding this amoral hogwash to be a valued movie curdles my blood.
A supposed "romance" is laughably cellophane, no matter how one looks at it, and the ending of the show is the very best part. Will the heroine continue the ruse of "loving" the male lead, or will she dump him at her first convenience since she's now "won" the war and doesn't need him any longer.
Now let me see, we've got lying, killing and stealing for our model movie. How about cheating? Ah, yes, the manipulators of the "show" have it in their power to create monsters, aid any of the 24 participants on a whim and kill off anybody who rubs them the wrong way.
I remember very well teaching my children to not lie, to not cheat, to not steal. In one two hour movie I've been undermined by a much more exciting and glamorous production than the life I tried to give them over twenty years. Society has been suffering for many years because of writers and producers of products like The Hunger Games. As movies are manipulated in their roles, they get worse and worse and in fact train our children on brilliant massive screens that values mean nothing.
I've never felt like burning a theater down before.