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Hunger Games: A Map of Panem

THE Hunger Games is here (Twilight met Columbine). In the dystopian post-USA north America, demonic leaders living in Capitol City get taught-skinned, photogenic teens to kill each other on the TV. But where is Panem? Well, one man has investigated. Capital City is in Denver. District 12 is in Appalachia. Lots of bits are underwater or just gone. And Canada is full of trees… Fanciful, we know. But you can’t argue with fictionalised visions of the future.

Click the map. It’s massive.

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Spotter: WOW.

Posted: 14th, March 2012 | In: Film | Comments (2)

Hunger Games Premiere – Twilight meets Columbine

TO the premiere of the Hunger Games, the new teen sensation. Elizabeth Banks was there, showing her backside to rows of men with cameras. (Also, there were Michelle Heaton, and Katie Price, both dressed.) The Hunger Games are based on the triology by Suzanne Collins. In the not-too-distant future, America is finished. The demonic leaders select 24 teenagers to fight each other to the death for a TV show. It’s the TV news bulletins on London kebab shop knifings, only more ordered and better lit. It stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, a simple 15-year-old who is who fancies two macho hard-bodied lads Peeta and Gale. Of Gale,  she says in the book: “His body is familiar to me … but this is the first time I really feel it, lean and hard-muscled against my own.” This is Twilight set amid the Columbine Massacre. It can’t fail…

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Posted: 14th, March 2012 | In: Film | Comment