The Vancouver Sun Gives ‘The Hunger Games’ 4 Out of 5 Stars
Jay Stone of The Vancouver Sun, a popular Canadian newspaper from British Columbia, recently released his reveiw of The Hunger Games. While he shies away from critiquing the actors’ individual performances (and, sadly, there’s no mention of Vancouver’s own Alexander Ludwig), he focuses on the plot and gives a fantastic description of how the teenagers in the film are thrust into a very grim, very dark adult world.
The violent dystopia of The Hunger Games became a cult sensation — even eclipsing the mournful Gothic romance of Twilight — for a good reason. Novelist Suzanne Collins invented a world that encapsulated a cultural nightmare: reality television meets high school, spiced with the twin adolescent suspicions of a grim future and adult perfidy.
The result is a story of teenagers forced to fight to the death for the grown-up crime of being rebellious, while a worldwide TV audience sits transfixed.
It evokes a mixture of desperation and star-crossed love, a manhunt-to-the-death that stands as a metaphor for both modern entertainment and yearning adolescence. And the whole school is there: the nice kids, the anonymous ones, the dangerous cliques. This is a teen epic with an adult face, YouTube with murder.
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