Re: The Hunger Games
Finally got some time to listen to this one.
When you guys were having that whole debate about the Hunger Games being akin to a reality show and the Hunger Games being a comment on the people who watch that sort of thing and Teague was having that whole disconnect of "reality tv show with volunteers" vs. "People drafted into the game to kill each other". I'm really surprised no one brought up (or if they did it was so brief I missed it) the fact that the Hunger Games are basically a literal translation of Gladiatorial Events into this world.
What are essentially slaves are picked out of the crowd, thrown into a ring filled with booby-traps and dangers, (And dictatorial puppet masters that every so often might want to throw a lion or something into the mix just to shake things up) given weapons and told the last one out alive gets to live and gets a reward. While hordes of onlooking citizens watch gleefully and are entertained.
Of course, there are aspects of reality tv show in there as well, but I think that's mostly just a side effect of the upgraded technology of it. If The Romans had TV cameras you can bet your ass they would have shown it across the empire.
IDK, that's just always been my reading of the whole Hunger Games thing, less Survivor more Gladiator.
EDIT: Removed the line confusing my point.
Last edited by BigDamnArtist (2013-04-05 05:43:26)