I'm not sure what you mean by my thought being, representative of, the film? I'm lost sorry I'm not that smart *sheepish* Basically my point is, books and films are a form of entertainment, so Making the focus of said book and film, Children murdering each other for entertainment, seems compleatly contradictory to the message.
as I understand it the author had no big allegorical Ideals behind the book until, as it gained popularity, she was accused of plagiarizing a Japanese Series called battle Royal (My foot isn't in that pond as Battle royal wasn't even the first to follow that sort of idea However they do have disturbingly similar plot points and focus.)
After these allegations of plagiarism rose The author came out claiming she got the idea after witnessing the rise of violence in media and The popularity of Reality TV shows.
Now weather this is true or not, I don't know but I do find it odd that she didn't voice this Ideal, Prior to the claims of plagiarism.
Besides all of that however, I dislike the movie for a lot of other reasons Ok take away popularity, Take away the books, Veiw the film as just an original story with no Tie in to anything else. There are a lot of problems with the film right from the start, There are contradictory facts (Like a community that is established as very poor and scrounging for food Having a bakery let alone one that can teach complex Cake decoration the likes of allowing for camouflage, Or how katniss creates traps she never uses, Or the big freak out after one of the fighters dies. This has been happening for years, Why did this guy suddenly get upset Now when it was cinimatically convenient....)
From a film making stand point It's difficult to watch, some of the editing is very choppy and the sound mixing could use some work. I don't know what studio head on high keeps asking for shaky cam, but he needs to be fired. The screen writer did Ok but theres some diolog and scene that make no sense, nor do they take into account the people ages, Theres this one part where katniss fights another girl that she is clearly older then, So why is Katniss having trouble, Katnis should easily be able to kick her butt not because of skill but because at their ages katnis is simply bigger and stronger, it sucks but thats athe thing about kids, their still developing.
With this kind of idea If you're going to go with kids you need to consider how Kids work, and it dosen't, At all, Over all if the film hadn't hage a huge Book fan following and had just been green lit as just a basic hollywood action film, I doubt it would have gotten more then an 'Oh that's interesting' Meh reaction from the public.
Now that's a Lot of bile and please feel free to continue the discussion but I'm also going to post another movie I like but people don't
I've seen a lot of criticism lobbied at this, In part because People don't like Keeanu Reeves, and in part from the DC fan community who have read the comics and Having read a lot of them myself, I agree, this isn't really Constantine.
I saw this movie Way before I even knew there was a comic, It just had two of my favorite actors in it, it had supernatural themes and for goodness sakes it's Like a ghost detective how awesome is that! Ok so to brass tacks, yes theres flaws, The buggy demon that attacks him After he faces Gabriel is never explained, like ever, it just happens and then he goes to see midnight, and it's never spoken of again.
Why is he living above an abandoned bowling ally? I mean ok so they set it in the states even though it's set in England in the comic, that's fine Like I said Saw the movie first anyway but still, why an abandoned bowling ally?
But regardless I Really like it, I really liked the idea of the look of heven and hell Looking like the real world but Hell is this burned out apocalyptic looking scenery and heaven Is like I dunno LA if it was clean LOL You only see it briefly so Theres not to much to say but it still looks cool, I like that concept. I liked the eye thing they did for the breeds to distinguish them from humans. Over all I just enjoy it I can't even call it a guilty pleasure because I don't feel bad about it