The Hunger Games or as Charles Darwin refers to it, The Survival of the Fittest

Ok so I know I should be focusing on The Uninspired Chronicles, but I just had to do this post!

A few disclaimers first: I haven’t read the book and I am not claiming to be a fan of the series!
I won’t lie, I was a bit skeptical at first, what with all the negativity and the racist remarks being made about the casting. Honestly, it is just a movie! learn to enjoy it!

The Hunger Games

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First off, the movie has a very Nazi Holocaust meets Survivor vibe to it. Holocaust was evil and well so is the Hunger Games. No, I am not saying that I love the Holocaust or evil people but that the plot was interesting! *GEEZ*

The Game maker and some of the people staying in the city looked like clones of the Jersey Shore cast * Oh the HORRORS* andΒ I guess it doesn’t help that they were a bunch of sadistic looneys…

BUT

…the rest of the people staying in the city looked like they had just jumped right out of Alice in Wonderland and were high on LSD. Oh how delightful πŸ˜€ Loved their costumes, I mean what’s not to like?

Colorful… GOOD!
Shiny… GOOD!

*I totally didn’t copy that line from Joey (FRIENDS) because I am original!wheeeee!*

Loved Katniss, the lead, because she kicked some serious butt. I guess that’s the biggest reason why I liked the movie, there is just something so compelling about strong and independent women!

Also, Katniss wears a gown during the introduction ceremony thingy and when she twirls in it, flames come out. COME ON! everyone loves gowns that they can automatically set on fire right? I mean that’s totally not a fire hazard? right? right? NO! -_- I can totally imagine Lady Gaga wearing that gown though! Plus who needs pepper spray when they have flammable gowns! Take that rapists and creepy stalkers! So oh well that still goes in the list of likes!

Loved Rue, she was such a doll. It’s beyond me why anyone would hate on her. It’s like hating Bambi. NOT POSSIBLE!

Oh and yes the movie teaches us the importance of friendship blah blah blah… BOOOORRIINNGG! No but seriously that made me cry 😐 *awkward*……moving on……

Dislikes

The romance between Katniss and Peeta seemed very forced. Also, it didn’t help that the guy sitting behind me started giggling like a 5 year old girl when Katniss and Peeta were about to share a kiss. -_- AND they didn’t even kiss! BUZZKILL!

Also, didn’t quite like the moving and shaking camera bit. I get it that the Black Swan has made that cool but seriously Hollywood unless you are trying to organize a puke fest please don’t do that again. Thank you.

What the movie is all about or what I make of it anyways…

At the end of the day, the movie is really about the world as we know it today. Kill each other, use each other and call yourself a winner πŸ˜€

It’s just survival of the fittest and I believe Charles Darwin has a few words to say about the matter…

P.S: I know that Herbert Spencer coined the phrase, “the survival of the fittest” but let’s not get into too much detail. Darwin won’t like it, trust me I know.

Have you guys seen it? If so, what are your views?

To the hater who left me a comment 2 days ago…Yes yes my blog name is riatarded and I know it rhymes with retarded but be a little original. Okay? Thank you πŸ˜€

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49 thoughts on “The Hunger Games or as Charles Darwin refers to it, The Survival of the Fittest

  1. I agree with you on the insanity of people hating on Rue. The character in the book was described as dark-skinned. This is a multi-cultural world we live in, and that attitude is just wrong anyway. When I first picked up the book about a year ago, I hated it because it was dystopian literature featuring a dreadful society where people are repressed and denied basic rights. But our students were going to read it, so I picked it up again in January. As you said, Katniss is a strong female character and there aren’t many of them in Young Adult literature. I was surprised how many non-readers loved this book. That was a delight to see. Haven’t seen the movie yet, but I do want to.

    • Precisely! Females are always the sidekicks, I mean just look at Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings or any superhero movie.

      I used to love the TV series Charmed due to the same reason, the females were all strong, confident women. They should make more of such shows and movies!

      Is the book good? Should I read it?

      • I loved that you touched on the strong female role. I think it’s why I enjoyed the movie so much.

        If you loved Charmed for that reason, you should watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Joss Whedon the creator of the show started it because he wanted the girl to be the hero and not the victim. It’s all about strong women.

        As for The Hunger Games, I want to read the books too now after seeing the movie. The whole survival of the fittest plot was interesting.

        I felt really bad for the guy at home who had to see her and Peeta since I agree with you, it was sort of forced. My friend and I kept wondering, even at the end, if they were still putting up an act or not!

      • Suzanne Collins knows how to hook readers. There’s a cliff hanger at the end of each chapter, urging you not to go to sleep just yet or yield to the temptations to catch up on work. It’s a great read.

      • The books aren’t great “literature” but they are very compulsive reading. I finished all three books in 4/5 days. Unheard of for me as I’m no speed reader. I know at least 5 other people who would agree with me about the compulsive read and the speed at which the books are devoured. And they aren’t all women either.

        As for reading them – I am presuming there will be 3 films to match the three books. Interesting that the film doesn’t clearly show what is going on in Katniss’ mind regarding Peeta (based on mshaiq’s comment below). If it was vague in the film then reading the book will clarify it.

  2. The book is good but simple, not layered. The story of what a smart, driven young woman can do is central. At the end of the book, I find out weeks had passed before the end of the Games but I didn’t feel that—the passage of time. That’s about the only weakness I choose overall.

    Still, worth the read. I think I’d like to see the movie now.

    • awesome! I think I am going to check out the books as well! So many people are saying that they are good! πŸ™‚

  3. My daughter read the book, and loved the book. And is crazy gaga to see the movie now.

    My daughter also did the same for Twilight.

    And High School Musical.

    I don’t think I’d like it.

  4. We will see, I haven’t read the book(s). I won’t see the movie unless I read the book(s) but I have time as I never go to the theater. I think though I just have issues with the whole idea of children being forced to hunt and kill other children, no matter the moral undertone.

    Great review though. Glad to see you back.

  5. I thought the movie was excellent! It was much better than I expected. I hadn’t read the book, but the movie was really good.

    It did make me want to read the books. I’m not a big distopian fan, though.

    • Yup me too! Now I really do want to read the books!

      How have you been MJ? I don’t get notifications for your replies to my comments on your blog. It’s very strange :/

      • haha that is quite alright! I will just try to create a new email address for all the wordpress related stuff!

        I just left you a comment on your blog regarding The Uninspired Chronicles! It will be great if you could tell me about how you overcome your creative funk! πŸ™‚

  6. I liked the first book, but thought the 2nd was weaker and I really was disappointed by the ending of the 3rd. I thought the strong female character lost something…but the books are popular, so what do I know?

  7. People are just insane for attacking Rue. She’s just a child! And plus, what does it matter anyway what her race is African-American. The movie was quite good anywho…. It wasn’t extremely SPECTACULAR but it was damn good. It’s a new concept which frightens me but the fact that Katniss defies those bastards is a great thing. Moral of the movie: Screw the government πŸ˜€

  8. The film had received very good reviews in the UK. But I was disappointed. It was a mash-up of Rollerball and Running Man – both of which were far better. The romance was meant to be false – a comment on using made-up romances to sell TV shows, films and so on. Won’t read the books on the back of this.

  9. I’ve read the books and watched the movie recently. I didn’t like the casting for Katniss, Peeta and Gale. If the story has two love interests, I think at least one of them should be hot. I felt robbed.

    I also thought they botched the capital’s wild makeup and outfits. They were way more dingy than I imagined them to be.

    You nailed this on the head:
    “Also, didn’t quite like the moving and shaking camera bit. I get it that the Black Swan has made that cool but seriously Hollywood unless you are trying to organize a puke fest please don’t do that again. Thank you.”

    Having said all that, I still really liked the movie. The story itself is just incredible. I cried like a baby.

  10. I really enjoyed the movie! I thought is was a commentary on how twisted we are watching all this “reality” TV, and how far it could go in the future.

    I completely agree with you on the relationship between Katniss and Peeta (snore).

    Great review!

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