The Hunger Games: Catching Farce

catchingfireWell…I guess I’m still not a fan.

Katniss Everdeen may have won The Hunger Games but she did not win her freedom. If anything, Katniss is more trapped than ever as she must live on in a lie. Not only do these lies involve her and Peeta but they also involve a political eggshell that is becoming more and more fragile. An uprising is beginning to swell and Katniss has become its symbol.

I don’t even want to go on about this movie. It makes as little sense to me as the first one since there is just as much either left unexplained or that just doesn’t fit. Perhaps there is something that didn’t translate from the books to the movies that I missed. It appears that I’m going to keep missing it too because I’m not going to read the books to try and figure anything out.

For some reason, this movie reminds me of Dune. The struggle between classes of people and a subsequent uprising are the easy parallels but the overall weird and unexplained nature of the films is what makes them similar to me.

Bio Card PaulPaul Novak is a self described Polish ninja toiling away as an IT professional but more into gaming and writing. Physically existing in the west side of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania yet existentially flowing with the ether of the Internet. Found over at What’s Your Tag? and on the Twitter @dudewantshisrug. Game on with Team XBRO!

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