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The Hunger Games    (Continued)

September 22, 2012

This event is the annual Hunger Games. The people of the Capitol are encouraged to bet on favourites, while the families of the contestants back at the districts have to watch their children die.
And yet, even though these residents of the Capitol are very obviously the “bad guys” of this film, there is something about them that is both endlessly fascination and unnervingly familiar. Their ability to watch these children suffer as easily as we would watch MasterChef every night, while it seems revolting and inhuman, hits much too close to home, and something about this world that Susanne Collins creates leaves you with an uncomfortable feeling in your gut.

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