Rich, poor, Republican, Democrat. What could happen to our world if we don't address poverty? "The Hunger Games" is fiction. Or maybe not.
Do we have blinders on to the acute need for wealth to be redistributed? Are we choking our families and leaving our children to have to face up to a bleak future? Will Capitalism triumph over poverty or destroy us all?
"The Hunger Games" is about children left to fight for their lives in a post-apocalyptic dystopian world -- as ghetto children do today. We just don't talk much about them, much less make movies about them.
The writer of this trilogy, Suzanne Collins, is the true star of this film. She wrote the novel, co-produced it and co-wrote the screenplay that is directed by Gary Ross. Ross also co-wrote the screenplay along with Billy Ray.
Collins' idea came from watching...