Or Wolf of Wall street a couple times?
Any films you haven't seen that would surprise a bunch of movie dudes? Like me not seein OG Robocop.
Well, the overall theme of the story is government controlling the masses, obviously.
Through fear, pitting people against each other, segregation, and elitism (which is a form of segregation).
And the racial implications of District 11, anyone who can't see what was going on there is blind, or in denial.
My favorite element of the movie, however, is exactly what the REAL point of the story is: Katniss' character. No part of her WANTS to kill. In Catching Fire, the peaceful approach she used in battle in Hunger Games doesn't work, and she learns that QUICK... but still, she's #winning (no Charlie Sheen), and how? Killing them w/ kindness. While the gov't is pitting people against each other, using 'Peacekeepers' () to forcefully impose their will, changing the rules of the game (Catching Fire) to fit their agenda, no matter what, in both games she's in, she's... peaceful.
When a gov't is using fear and control to manipulate the masses, being angrily fighting back will accomplish nothing but a bruise for you.
Keep your composure, and be ready to take advantage of whatever peaceful opportunities arise to protest.
Has a very V for Vendetta feel to it when you look at it that way.
And the first one, Hunger Games, I feel like that was reflective of what the metropolitan public school system has become: a warzone for youth. where 'Only the strong survive' is the accepted mantra. Someone comes through all peaceful like, and comes out on top.
And I've tried to talk to so many people about these different elements.
"Iono, bro... I just think it's a cool story. Think you're just looking too deep into it."
Didn't read the book.
Won't read the book.
Expectation level: 0
I expect it to pick up where Catching Fire left off.
I'm not looking to be excited. I don't watch movies to be excited or thrilled or wowed. I watch movies... to think, to be challenged. The Hunger Games story, so far, is a multi-layered story. I anticipate seeing how the story comes to close in both parts of Mocking Jay.
Which is especially depressing considering that I live across the street from a university.
Idiots, bro. I hope I wasn't like this in college, but I've grown an overwhelming sense that these people only think about what they're explicitly told to think about; no 'third eye' at all, you know?
My girl is a huge Hunger Games fan, and I was legit attracted to the fact that we can talk morays and ideologies and implications and what not.
Like I said, we watched Catching Fire last night, and it felt good watching a movie w/ someone who wasn't all "OOOHHH!!!! COOOOL! HE SHOT BOTH OF THEM W/ ONE SHOT!!!! LOLOLOLOL!!!"