Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hunger Games

The Hunger Games movie comes out today, and my daughter who used to totally balk at violent movies wants to see it...

Common Sense Media rated the books for "12 year olds" but we know kids much younger than that are reading them... their full movie review comes out on March 23rd.

The NYT has created a teaching & learning page for the books/film:
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/the-odds-ever-in-your-favor-ideas-and-resources-for-teaching-the-hunger-games/
Here's an interesting NYT piece about the marketing of the movie (thx Four) :
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/19/business/media/how-hunger-games-built-up-must-see-fever.html

Since I'm having climate change nightmares these days, I'm not sure I can handle this dystopia but I'm curious what draws our kids to exploring the possibilities of so much darkness- and resistance.  On the other hand, I hear the main character is a tad feminist and "a slayer" ...

What are others thoughts about the movie?

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