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The Hunger Games gets a ... different kind of review. Artsapat Send a noteboard - 03/04/2012 03:37:39 PM
I haven't read THG, nor have I seen the movie, but I did want to share this piece of a different kind of review of the movie. Just to see what the reactions would be here.

It starts out with a discussion on Jezebel.com, which bashes others for being disappointed for Rue to be black, but it quickly steers into (for him anyway) more familiar terrain.

(Warning: there are spoilers in the review about the end. Partly because he thinks this end tells it all)
The mystery deepens... I think. *MySmiley*
"[It] is more sexist than a rap video."
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The Hunger Games gets a ... different kind of review. - 03/04/2012 03:37:39 PM 2119 Views
"Written by a female with femalist themes" - 03/04/2012 04:38:54 PM 920 Views
Ok, I did and basically it's garbage. *NM* - 03/04/2012 04:53:00 PM 737 Views
I grant that I haven't read the Hunger Games yet - 03/04/2012 05:10:38 PM 862 Views
No, it's totally off. *NM* - 03/04/2012 05:39:03 PM 727 Views
fair enough. like I said, I haven't read it yet. *NM* - 03/04/2012 07:20:34 PM 675 Views
I can only speak for the film, which was not feminist. - 03/04/2012 06:01:18 PM 832 Views
Where do I start? - 03/04/2012 07:43:18 PM 835 Views
Hermoine was the most kick ass of the Potter kids. - 04/04/2012 03:08:17 AM 703 Views
So? Hunger Games has lots of male characters. - 04/04/2012 05:30:21 AM 757 Views
His racism point... - 04/04/2012 02:32:43 PM 646 Views
Makes me almost wish I knew the source material so I could judge what he is saying - 03/04/2012 10:50:48 PM 746 Views
Why don't you think the Hunger Games are feminist? - 03/04/2012 11:17:53 PM 847 Views
Why would I consider it to be femenist? - 04/04/2012 01:51:24 AM 729 Views
Completely agree with your first paragraph - 04/04/2012 08:22:35 AM 788 Views
Re: Completely agree with your first paragraph - 04/04/2012 01:43:55 PM 756 Views
Unfortunately truly ordinary female characters are so rare that the exceptions stand out - 04/04/2012 01:49:16 PM 779 Views
Fair enough - 04/04/2012 02:33:22 PM 825 Views
Stop using female as a noun! - 04/04/2012 03:51:13 PM 744 Views
It's stuff like that that makes you lose cred - 04/04/2012 05:26:24 PM 748 Views
It's fairly derogatory as a noun, though, have to agree with Vivien on that one. - 04/04/2012 07:30:18 PM 742 Views
I don't think Jens was really using it that way, though - 04/04/2012 07:34:28 PM 677 Views
Thank you! - 04/04/2012 08:03:38 PM 775 Views
Of course he didn't intend it that way, but that's how it sounds. - 04/04/2012 08:06:03 PM 755 Views
I understand that, but it's still such a ridiculous thing to get fussed over - 04/04/2012 09:20:01 PM 799 Views
You are rather exaggerating just how "fussed" anyone did get, you do realize. - 04/04/2012 09:51:22 PM 714 Views
Her tone was not just "informative". It was accusatory - 04/04/2012 10:17:57 PM 688 Views
Female is perfectly acceptable to use in a medical/clinical setting. *NM* - 04/04/2012 10:36:57 PM 920 Views
so if your problem is people using it disparagingly... - 04/04/2012 10:45:10 PM 657 Views
That's not what I said. - 04/04/2012 10:51:41 PM 770 Views
I'm going to have to just outright disagree with you then. *NM* - 04/04/2012 10:54:25 PM 699 Views
If I wanted to be accusatory... - 04/04/2012 11:05:37 PM 723 Views
Are you a native English speaker, Legolas? (Clarified to preempt possible internet tears) - 06/04/2012 09:29:28 AM 726 Views
Nope. (edit) - 06/04/2012 07:23:54 PM 736 Views
Re: Nope. (edit) - 07/04/2012 04:51:30 AM 801 Views
"Female that"? That's even worse. - 07/04/2012 11:42:00 AM 694 Views
Ok. - 07/04/2012 03:27:16 PM 971 Views
Re: It's fairly derogatory as a noun, though, have to agree with Vivien on that one. - 05/04/2012 02:21:21 AM 753 Views
I think the language difference is really interesting. - 05/04/2012 03:13:03 PM 745 Views
English is not French, and it's not German. Particularly the connotations of American English words - 06/04/2012 09:39:00 AM 813 Views
LOL! You don't say... - 06/04/2012 05:06:20 PM 725 Views
LOL u so mad - 06/04/2012 06:19:28 PM 724 Views
The prospect of "losing cred" is not going to stop me from speaking my mind. - 04/04/2012 10:30:03 PM 695 Views
My dear - 09/04/2012 01:07:34 PM 728 Views
LOL - 09/04/2012 01:57:53 PM 601 Views
guess what, it is a noun. *NM* - 04/04/2012 07:26:39 PM 587 Views
That's the first time I have ever heard/seen anyone say that. - 04/04/2012 08:19:02 PM 701 Views
well it's important that you say "female human" - 04/04/2012 09:28:45 PM 713 Views
Re: That's the first time I have ever heard/seen anyone say that. - 04/04/2012 10:48:07 PM 699 Views
wait, so now you're claiming it's a grammatical thing? *NM* - 04/04/2012 10:58:31 PM 706 Views
No, I have issues with words that begin with the letter f. - 04/04/2012 11:09:45 PM 735 Views
ooookay then. - 04/04/2012 11:11:23 PM 793 Views
Re: Stop using female as a noun! - 05/04/2012 02:18:47 PM 659 Views
If dislike of the use of female as a noun makes me crazy town, I'm not the only crazy in here. - 05/04/2012 05:59:16 PM 687 Views
For the record, I certainly don't think you're crazy town. - 05/04/2012 07:23:18 PM 711 Views
Oh, so now we're using 'dislike' instead of 'should'. It's funny how you fell back on that. - 06/04/2012 10:01:59 AM 709 Views
Fascinating. - 06/04/2012 09:54:47 PM 749 Views
Re: Fascinating. - 07/04/2012 03:54:26 AM 715 Views
Just in case (however slim that chance may be) you are genuinely interested in citations/references. - 07/04/2012 05:34:37 AM 726 Views
What a joke. Do you even know what grammar is? - 07/04/2012 05:57:40 AM 757 Views
Oh, come off it. This should be the point where you admit to being wrong. - 07/04/2012 12:11:07 PM 668 Views
Sorry, no. Read better. - 07/04/2012 02:23:10 PM 703 Views
*deletes long reply* Let's focus on the essence here. - 07/04/2012 06:38:08 PM 696 Views
Re: *deletes long reply* Let's focus on the essence here. - 07/04/2012 09:26:34 PM 779 Views
Aha, we found the problem - 09/04/2012 01:03:35 PM 762 Views
You're being disingenuous. - 09/04/2012 12:57:38 PM 691 Views
To be fair - 04/04/2012 02:37:25 PM 746 Views
You didn't see thmovie? She is far from passive - 04/04/2012 01:46:16 PM 764 Views
Re: You didn't see thmovie? She is far from passive - 04/04/2012 02:23:33 PM 718 Views
Re: You didn't see thmovie? She is far from passive - 04/04/2012 07:51:46 PM 735 Views
This - 05/04/2012 12:20:04 AM 710 Views
I got half way through the review and got bored. - 04/04/2012 03:09:58 AM 690 Views
And it appears the writer of the article completely missed a central point of the story *spoilers* - 04/04/2012 05:44:40 AM 742 Views
I think that might be debatable - 05/04/2012 06:59:35 PM 733 Views
She still made plenty of choices and she did choose to kill. - 05/04/2012 07:13:47 PM 681 Views
The reviewer is kind of full of it, but makes a good point about the character - 04/04/2012 04:22:30 PM 774 Views
Out of curiosity (this off topic) - 04/04/2012 07:32:25 PM 673 Views
Rachel, of course. - 05/04/2012 12:17:41 AM 723 Views
Well. Now I've actually seen it. (mild spoilers) - 09/04/2012 12:17:03 AM 787 Views