'The Hunger Games' MediaStinger (Re)View

MediaStinger: "When I first heard about The Hunger Games last year, it sounded familiar. Sure, it’s got the murders=ratings reality show elements of The Running Man and The Condemned, but it was the kids-killing-kids core that got my attention the way an ultraviolent Japanese cult classic called Battle Royale did about over a decade ago. That controversial bloodbath of a film was never even given a stateside theatrical run until an extremely limited one that only started a few months ago. There’s been tons of discussion on whether Suzanne Collins ripped off the Japanese masterpiece..."

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