The final hours of waiting are upon us. In just over 20 days, we’ll get to lay eyes on the beginning of the end of Katiniss’ struggle against the tyrannical Capitol of Panem. Those of us who have read the books are hoping that Francis Lawrence and his writing team can bring a bit more cohesion and sense to the story. But I have a lot of hope after the great film that was The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
The other thing of course is that, while the story is fantasy, it sometimes seems to have haunting familiarity as we look upon our own society. No allegory is ever a one to one match, but it’s a bit uncomfortable as we look upon the crazed luxury of the Capitol and the socialistic oppression reigning down upon the rest of the districts then look around us.
The film premieres on November 20.