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‘The Hunger Games’ In China

By Alyssa Rosenberg on November 10, 2011 at 3:07 pm

"‘The Hunger Games’ In China"

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Apparently, the movie, which is about a brutally repressive centralized government that forces families, who value their children highly, to give up two young people to fight to the death in a televised reality show every year, is going to be one of the 20 American movies that get screened in China next year. I’m honestly somewhat surprised that The Hunger Games made it through the approval process, given that the ultimate theme is the series is violent uprising against said repressive centralized government and the crony class supported by it. But hey! Maybe China figured it was just another Twilight thing with the girl and the blonde dude and the brunette dude and the teenagers will love it instead of spending time on the Internet? Either way, I’ll be fascinated to see what kind of box office it does.

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