My son and I went to see the film The Hunger Games last weekend. We’ve been gleefully waiting for this for ages – and were dead impressed when we discovered it was a worldwide release and that we wouldn’t have to endure the crowing of our Canadian relatives who would get to see it way before us.
But I was very surprised by the lack of people in the cinema. There were probably only about 12 of us there, stuffing our faces and enjoying this visual spectacle.
Maybe it’s a bit close to home for some of us, as the dystopian future it portrays isn’t that far away from where we will end up shortly.
Maybe not kids battling to the death for TV entertainment, but the politics of keeping sections of the population in poverty? Definitely.