Should I go see Hunger Games?
I’ve always been a fan of Hollywood movies. All sorts. I usually watch 2 to 3 movies a week at the big screen for years. Two months ago, I stopped doing that as part of an experiment on saving money. So far, I have some 18 movies that I haven’t spent money on watching in a theatre. Also, since I just discovered the joys of watching Blu-Ray in HDTV, I think I would skip more theater visits in the future.
Well, except movies like Wrath of the Titans, Prometheus, The Avengers and Dark Knight Rises. This I would go check out at the big screen. Which brings me to the movie Hunger Games. All I know about it is what I saw in the trailer. That is was from a hit book and that it has teens forced to kill each other in a competition. Because of plain ignorance, I’m thinking there is not one good reason why I should see it.
Yet, it made 155 million over the weekend and more it seems based on new reports. Am I missing something of really great value here by not having seen it at this point? What makes this movie really tick? Harry Potter was a great fantasy. But what about Hunger Games? Surely it’s not just the violent scenes or any commentary on socially relevant issues right now? Thanks and sorry for the unreasonably long detail. : )