Saturday, March 24, 2012

Hunger Games with Social Comment

I saw "The Hunger Games" almost by chance today. I have not read the books. Brilliant! Works for me as social comment and political satire and I found myself intensely drawn in on the thriller action level. I also love the Roman Empire and Shakespeare references. Great to see the young of today taking in powerful messages about the gap between rich and poor, corrupt authoritarian rule and media manipulation of a population. This movie is a successful "occupy" protest!