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The Hunger Games movie review - a glimpse of our own future...

(NaturalNews) The Hunger Games is a wildly popular new movie set in a dystopian future where an all-powerful, high-tech centralized government rules over "districts" of impoverished populations barely surviving in third-world conditions. The film, based on the book of the same name by Suzanne Collins, is important to understand because it depicts the very future that the global elite are trying to create. In fact, much of what is shown in The Hunger Games has already begun (see below).

The film is set 74 years after a popular uprising that failed to overthrow a corrupt, centralized federal government. As punishment for the attempted uprising, the all-powerful government now requires each of 12 districts to "volunteer" a young girl and boy each year to participate in the Hunger Games -- a bloodsport "breads and circuses" event that serves as the opiate of the masses to distract society from the fact that they are all slaves living under tyranny.

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My 19yo. sons review of all the books.

The author is the daughter of an airforce man who served in Vietnam.

Book I: The Hunger Games.
A brief synopsis of The Hunger Games.
Katniss Everdeen is a six-teen year old child living in a future nation called Panem. Panem’s capital is known as the Capitol, a large capital city surrounded by twelve labor-camp like satellite cities that provide Panem with all of its necessities such as Coal, grains, textiles and others. At one point in time these satellite nations rebelled against the Capitol and were quickly defeated. As penance for their betrayal, every year, two children are selected from each of the twelve districts to provide a publicized slaughter where they fight to the death until there is only one survivor to remind the satellite cities of their failed attempted rebellion.

The Hunger Games is not a story about totalitarian and dystopian governments nor is it a story about moral and immoral choices. It is, in its most simplistic form, a philosophical view of the affects of war and violence on children.

The Hunger Games focuses its story on the protagonist Katniss Everdeen and her experiences with violence, war, betrayal and physiological ruin. The series progresses through three books, each exploring different questions of war and violence.
The Hunger Games:
The Hunger Games focuses on the affects of violence on children and the pain and questions that come with taking another humans life.
Catching Fire:
Catching Fire focuses entirely upon when and where it is acceptable to kill. The theme of the book is quite simple to see once the intentions of Suzanne Collins are taken into account.
The Mockingjay:
The Mockingjay focuses entirely upon the after effects of taking human life and realizing its futility.

The Mockingjay is Suzanne Collins Magnum opus of the series and is exactly the point she was trying to get across in all three novels. Collins takes the very human character of Katniss Everdeen and does to her what war would do to any child; crushes her.

The entire book is a long and painful musical note that takes our petty morals and reasoning behind creating widows and orphans and crushes it inside of us. Collins takes no quarter as she destroys and unveils the horror of war and she openly destroys her main character throughout the entire book to ensure that we understand the gravity of the affects of war on not only children, but everyone.

In closing, The Hunger Games series takes no political slant and specifically avoids being pro-government or anti-government. Nor does the series take any anti-war or pro-war stance. The Hunger Games simply says “This is how it is. How do you like it?”

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Thank you.

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Another spoiler for ya

There's a beautiful line where the Leader asks the producer of the Hunger Games broadcast [paraphrasing here] 'Why do we have a winner? Why don't we just ask for 24 tributes and simply execute them one by one?'. The answer? 'To preserve the illusion of hope'...now if that doesn't sound like an ominous parallel to reality, nothing does.

I'm glad someone else sees what I see.

When I saw this movie, I saw our country here and now - at least in the beginning stages of what is sure to come - unless we get our act together ASAP.

http://thehungergames.wikia.com/wiki/President_Coriolanus_Snow

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

trying to hold the flag...

Thank you.

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This reflects the mentality and desires of Obama & Romney

and their group of elites within the federal reserve bank, goldman sachs, etc...

And if you think Romney is such a nice, dignified guy that just has a few bad policies, then think again.

jj

agreed

perpetual warfare fraud bailouts ... police state....

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**SPOILER BELOW**

In case you want to watch it.

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

Thanks!

I am going to pick up the books before I see the movie, and stopped as soon as I saw your post. Thanks for the warning.

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James

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The movie glamorizes children killing children...

at the behest of adults addicted to a blood-thirsty, Colosseum-based craving for kiddy-gore.

It is one sick freak-show.

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All war movies glamorize killing -- of children and

adults. The review points out the violation of human rights that precede and set the cultural stage for violence upon innocents. If some of our young today are awakened to the clear warning of government betrayal in control over food and all basic needs, it will be a positive message in the long run.

Reminds me of the military "Adventures in Afghanistan"

minus the popcorn.

quote from the article

Most interesting to me is the idea that government elitists have no ethics, no morals and no basic dignity. In contrast, the only real expression of dignity comes from the District 12 volunteer, Katniss Everdeen (the female lead). She enjoys a closeness with nature and a respect for life. When other participants in the Hunger Games are killed around her, she shows them respect with a makeshift burial ceremony. She only takes life as a last resort, yet she's also quick to act out of self defense, and she's willing to take action to kill others if they are truly intent on killing her.

This reflects a fundamental human right to self defense. When we are attacked, we have the right to hold our ground and return fire as her character demonstrates several times throughout the film. By doing so, she saves her life and ultimately shows the elitist government that it cannot control her.

That point comes out strongly at the end of the games, when she and her male partner are the last two survivors. The elitists government commands them to try to kill each other so that only one victor emerges. But instead of giving in to this command, the two decide to eat poison berries together...

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Tom,

you wrote the ending.

That is NOT fair to people to have NOT seen it.

You ought to delete the post.

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People MUST be aware of whats coming --

FIRST!

The enjoyment of watching the film?
The info within the film is all that matters.
The message the awareness...

Natural News did it.
I only posted it here.

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No, you dolt,

she meant why did you post that clip from the article here on the thread and ruin the ending for those who haven't seen the movie?
They could have avoided that, when reading the article, by ceasing to continue when the review got to the point of revealing too much of the plot. But you just eliminated that option for them by printing that whole detailed excerpt.
Use some common sense!

And please stop bumping your own threads by responding to every comment. Bad form.

Thanks.

That is what I meant.

I had already seen it so I know the ending, but for those who have not, it ruins it.

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**SPOILER**

Why did you spoil a plot line at the end?

It's the first in a series

It's the first in a 3 part series. The second film is due Nov 2013. I don't think it spoiled the plot.

You might want to read the books. I think ALL non-Paul people should read these books.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Same Difference

The plot line at the end of a movie (of three) was given away.

Thanks for nothing.