Although I was almost sure I wouldn’t, I was hoping I would enjoy The Hunger Games. I didn’t. It was awful. It made a mockery of material such as Battle Royale, Lord of the Flies and 1984.
Even taking into consideration its Dystopian setting, the film was horribly implausible. The enforcement of the new world rules, rituals and socio-political agendas are barely supported by any sort of reasoning or justification. And those costumes. Seriously? I don’t care how bad things get, I don’t think we’ll ever start dressing like David Bowie at a twat themed fancy dress party.
And don’t even get me started on Stanley Tucci’s wig.