mindgarden saidSeriously, I can't keep all of these dystopian teen blockbusters apart from one another.
Healthiest, wealthiest generation in the history of the species. Every one of them is carrying the accumulated knowledge of the world in his or her pocket. Plus a recording studio. Plus a video studio. Plus, with a little effort, a scientific laboratory.
And all they do is make up imaginary stuff to cry about.
I disagree. Since literature has been called literature, dystopian stories have often been written during periods of economic crisis and/or social upheaval. Think of all of the dystopian scenarios that were written during and after WWII (Animal Farm, 1984, Fahrenheit 451, Lord of the Flies, Minority Report, Atlas Shrugged...). The Hunger Games books were all published between 2008 and 2010 (as were many of the other books that recent blockbusters are based on). And the author is hardly a teenager. So it makes a bit more sense when looked at in context. Though they may be hard to keep straight!
I enjoyed the movies, the last one in particular, but I disliked the overwrought ending of Mockingjay Part 2 (the last 90 seconds should have just been cut out). The rest of it was really quite good. Definitely worth the $10.50 ticket!