In a huge coup for Lionsgate, The Hunger Games has opened in China, a move that could see the film break even more box office records.
And so far it seems to have played to audiences fairly well.
According to The Epoch Times, it’s been given some high profile support including one prominent Chinese television personality who described it as “the most moving and thoughtful of recent films”.
Here’s some of the other praise The Hunger Games received:
Several others praised the film and sympathized with the plight of the teens: “It has been a long time since I last cried at a movie. When Katniss shows the hand sign of farewell to the people of District 12, I took it as the poor people’s cry for injustice and unfair treatment. It was shocking to see.”
A more somber tone was taken by “colin:” “Too bad that the teens did not die, sparking a revolt against the dictatorship. Perhaps that’s also a regret existing in reality.”
According to “light blue jade:” “Having to struggle against a bloody and treacherous web of intrigue is similar to our own country, so I feel that this was no mere teen flick.”
The film makes clear the contrast between the well-off residents of the “Capitol” and the subsistence standard in the “Districts.”
“Icy leaves,” in Guangdong, remarking on this, wrote: “Go see it and afterwards you’ll know that everything is controlled by politics, just like society today where those with the bucks get the respect!”