A media storm has been brewing around the movie "Hunger Games," released Friday in area theaters.
“I think that ‘The Hunger Games’ has tapped into this audience by drawing on the dystopian fight-to-the-death genre tradition (that includes ‘Lord of the Flies,’ ‘Battle Royale,’ even ‘Running Man’), but tweaking it a bit with the female heroine," Pace University English professor Sarah Blackwood told a Bay Area NBC station. I really believe Suzanne Collins when she said, in The New York Times Magazine, ‘I don’t write about adolescence. . . . I write about war. For adolescents.’”
There is a refrain that the movie could be "bigger than Twilight," and the New York Times reported that Fandango was selling "10 tickets per second" to the film as of mid-day Thursday. That pace crowned it as the ticket website's best-selling non-sequel ever, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Theaters near Carmichael showing the film are Century Greenback Lanes in Citrus Heights and Century Arden.
Carmichael, has "Hunger Games" mania swept the area and local schools? Are you a fan of the book, and have you or are you planning to see it? If you've seen it, what did you think? Let us know with a comment below.