Tag: The Hunger Games

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Can blockbuster movies be political?

Politics has been a constant presence in cinema for a long time, but if I told you that your favourite film had a strong political undertone, would you view it in the same light as before? Probably not, and it is for this reason, that politics in mainstream cinema is largely a subtle, covered force…

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Head To Head: Best Dystopian Hero

Peeta Mellark  Peeta Mellark is one of the best characters primarily because he’s loveably hopeless. In the first film alone he spends pretty much the entirety of the Hunger Games disguised as some rocks, gets seriously poisoned and is ultimately ‘dumped’ by Katniss. He may not be the strongest dystopian teen character ever, or in…

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The Rise of the Dystopian

It would be fair to say that in recent times Hollywood has definitely capitalised on the success of the dystopian genre amongst adolescents by producing such box office successes as The Hunger Games, Maze Runner & Divergent (all adapted from popular literary series) and with The 5th Wave set to release in 2016, there are…

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Review: The Hunger Games

First there was Harry Potter. Then came Twilight. Now the latest teen novel to be adapted for the big screen is Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, and the great action sequences set it apart from its predecessors, writes Rachel Greene-Taylor.