While watching it, I kept saying to my wife, “This reminds me of those gladitorial games where people gathered in the colliseum to watch human beings slaughter one another for entertainment.
Also, what we have is a type of social darwinianism going on, survival of the fittest. What is even worse–are kids killing kids–for the sadistic enjoyment of some and the heartbreak and dread of others.
Perhaps I’m overreacting, concluding like many that this is pure entertainment and does not affect our psyche and social behavior one bit.
But I can’t help getting ticked off especially with the recent school shootings by kids. Not only that, but across the US, we have kids bullying kids, leading to suicides.
Now I hear the second installment of The Hunger Games should be coming out soon.