Saturday, April 21, 2012
Hunger Games: The Rise of a TV Star
Posted by Liza Cordero
Contrary to popular belief, I liked the movie. In an oppressed society, young people do what they have to for survival. Katniss breaks the law to hunt so her family would not go hungry, she develops survival skills while doing so. When her younger and more vulnerable sister gets picked to represent her district in a game where only one person comes out alive, she volunteers to take her place. She blossoms from an awkward introvert to a TV star during the course of the games.
That red dress that was literally on fire - now that's what I call a crowd-please-r. Is it a love story or a story of innocence lost? Did she fall in love with her male counterpart or was she doing it to please the audience? Did she not have feelings for her fellow hunter who she asked to care for her family while she was away? Will what happened in this movie bring about another revolution as the oppressed realize that they've had enough?
By my questions, I am sure you have guessed by now that I have not read the books, but leaving the movie theater that night I wanted to know what happened next. And I think that feeling right there is a sign of a great movie with anticipated sequels.
If you're still in doubt, go out and watch the movie for yourself. I promise you, you will not be wasting your money on this film. Happy weekend, my friends!