It is a commentary on the fierceness with which we approach certain parts of our lives.
It is very popular with our teenagers…why?
Why is it that they love the type of competition that ‘Hunger Games’ portrays?
At dinner with friends the other night, I tried to initiate a discussion about ‘Hunger Games’…I asked what they thought of the violence in the movie?
Now, I have to admit that none of us have even seen the movie. So I probably had no business even starting a discussion in the the first place.
But my friend popped up and said …”it really isn’t that violent”…which is what she had heard somewhere in a review…she did not get a chance to go on, because the men at the table changed the subject.
What is this movie saying to kids and parents?…
Are some kids being raised with a ‘Hunger Games’ mentality?
To answer all my questions, I may even have to go see ‘Hunger Games’ in the theatre instead of waiting for the DVD …but then haven’t I just fallen into the media hype pit?
Please click the link and read the cartoon segments that precede this quote in the ‘OP-ED’ New York Times.
Amy Chua’s best-seller, “The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” trumpeted the benefits of raising children with draconian strictness in the Chinese fashion (or allegedly so). Pamela Druckerman’s “Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting” made the case for a more casual, laissez-faire approach. But each mode has something to offer! Thus, cruelty and indifference combine to perfect effect in the philosophies of the “Hunger Games” Mother. Who better to help parents navigate the brutal, futuristic dystopia that is contemporary childhood? A primer, above.