Ignore the hunger games, its really nothing compared to battle royale. The author basically made Peta and Katniss the equivalent of Noriko and Nanaharo from the Japanese novel. She claims it was written based on Rome, which is not fully true. The idea of areas being blocked to force conflict was made in battle royale and copied by the hunger games, nothing to do with rome, the use of teens is battle royale, not rome, volunteers are an option in battle royale, which was copied in the hunger games. The themes of loyalty were fully copied, and Rue's death is so close to how Battle royale's book described Chigusa's death its unbelievable no-one noticed. Really, all she did was make a more elaborate background for the same concepts, themes and settings then market it to a younger audience by making love more prominent. It doesn't matter though. You only have to compare Rue's death to Chigusa's and Kotohiki/Sigumara/Mitsoku's deaths to see how pathetic the hunger games is. If you cried about Rue, you will commit suicide when you see Chigusa die. Nothing else I've seen in films is more emotional than that one scene. Find the full video with english subtitles on youtube, you will regret it for the right reasons. This is the cold reality of forcing kids to murder each other.
Last edited by Nano666; 20-03-2013 at 17:49.