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Radford Girl Stef Dawson takes on The Hunger Games

By johnboy - 29 August 2013 34

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The Age has the word on Canberra’s Stef Dawson landing a major role in the next two Hunger Games movies.

It’s nice to see a local doing well in Hollywood.

But, it would be remiss of me to not point out that The Hunger Games is downright evil, pure poison, and damn close to being Mein Kampf for a young adult audience.

If only Sherman had burned the slaving bastards harder.

What’s Your opinion?


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Radford Girl Stef Dawson takes on The Hunger Games
johnboy 1:58 pm 29 Aug 13

In many ways it’s worse than twilight.

DrKoresh 1:56 pm 29 Aug 13

I think we can all agree though, at least it isn’t Twilight.

DrKoresh 1:54 pm 29 Aug 13

Propaganda? To who, about what? It’s about as lame and cliched as any other YA fiction series. The missus loves the Hunger Games, she still trying in vain to get me to read it, but I am taking her to see them all at the movies. A lot of the (IMO) silliest bits of the first movie were apparently in the book so you can’t even say that it’s Hollywood’s fault for messing with the source text.

I don’t understand your total hatred of the series, JB, especially having not read it, or seeing the movie. I mean, sure it’s stupid, but no more so than any other movie that’s come out in the last 10 years or so. At least the badly written bits in the movie are there because of the badly written bits in the book, rather than the result of focus group testing.

Since I have to watch them all, I’m just glad that Jennifer Lawrence is the main character.

Mr Evil 12:22 pm 29 Aug 13

I hope she knows how to act like a piece of wood, as I wouldn’t like to see too much emotion in the next film.

Mysteryman 11:44 am 29 Aug 13

johnboy said :

Sparing me the need to articulate it because this bilge isn’t worth my time:

http://firstronin47.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/review-hunger-games.html

That is proof that people will see what they want to see.

I’ve read some nonsensical film reviews in my time. That one ranks right up there.

Here_and_Now 11:07 am 29 Aug 13

Ah! But we’ve let this take us away from the true point of the post: nice work, Stef Dawson! 🙂

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 11:07 am 29 Aug 13

Here_and_Now said :

johnboy said :

Hunger Games is a fantasy of unreconstructed confederates.

Well, at least that’s a change from the usual ‘ripped off Battle Royale’ effort.

Well that is exactly what hunger games is.

Here_and_Now 11:06 am 29 Aug 13

johnboy said :

Sparing me the need to articulate it because this bilge isn’t worth my time:

http://firstronin47.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/review-hunger-games.html

Hmm. Can’t say I agree. But the review has made sure to not that the alleged propoganda was ‘thinly veiled’, meaning those (many) of us who don’t see it are at fault for falling for such a flimsy cover, rather than it being that it’s not actually propaganda. Cute bit of ‘It’s not me, it’s you,’

I think that he’s drawing quite a long bow. Much like Katniss herself, so he’s entering into the spirit at least.

Stevian 10:57 am 29 Aug 13

johnboy said :

Hunger Games is a fantasy of unreconstructed confederates.

Does this criticism apply also to the novel or only to the movie?

johnboy 10:49 am 29 Aug 13

Sparing me the need to articulate it because this bilge isn’t worth my time:

http://firstronin47.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/review-hunger-games.html

Here_and_Now 10:34 am 29 Aug 13

johnboy said :

Hunger Games is a fantasy of unreconstructed confederates.

Well, at least that’s a change from the usual ‘ripped off Battle Royale’ effort.

Mothy 10:34 am 29 Aug 13

johnboy said :

Hunger Games is a fantasy of unreconstructed confederates.

One last attempt: more information (in a coherent form) please?

Am I to understand that your objection is that the story portrayed in The Hunger Games is an allegory for certain states that would rather not be part of the United States government? i.e. The regions Katniss and other Tributes are from should cede from the union/republic/whatever that government with the crazy idea of entertainment is, as it is obviously not acting in the best interests of all in the union?

johnboy 10:18 am 29 Aug 13

Hunger Games is a fantasy of unreconstructed confederates.

Mothy 10:11 am 29 Aug 13

Ok, well this as as good a place as any to turn things over to Thursday Morning Book Club…

This is what I started humming when reading your post above JB.

So, “downright evil, pure poison” – What’s all that about?

Here_and_Now 9:53 am 29 Aug 13

Going to expand on that first-round Godwinning, or are you just mad at the book because they keep it in libraries?

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