Kozi’s Pick: The Hunger Games
Unlike the unlucky teen “tributes” selected to compete in the Capitol’s televised death match, the odds ARE in your favor that you’ll enjoy The Hunger Games.
The movie adaptation of the wildly successful young adult novel offers an entertaining blend of sci-fi, drama, action, and even a little romance. It also serves up some real food for thought, going beyond the action-packed gladiator battles to broach serious subjects including political corruption, class wars, violence, and our unhealthy obsession with that darn reality TV programming (bowing my head in shame).
Check out the movie for the great casting, including Jennifer Lawrence as the protagonist, Woody Harrelson as her drunk, but well-meaning mentor, and a devious-looking Donald Sutherland as the evil President Snow.
The violence is handled tastefully in this Real World meets Running Man romp, but the mature subject matter addressed isn’t exactly child’s play. So this is best for a family fun night for tweens and above.
Did she convince you?