I enjoyed both movies, John Carter (of Barsoom??), and Hunger Games. I have to say, there's actually only a minute or two of actual kids killing kids...and not really graphic...yet even then, even with a PG rating, still a bit disturbing. Not "stop the presses" disturbing, just "uhg".
The backstory to why the games were created...seemed rushed and poorly communicated to the moviegoer who hadn't read the books. And the games seemed, well, pointless within the society to do, at least to me. So it didn't quite strike all the right notes. But it did entertain, and I might catch sequels on netflix next time.
As for the Mars movie, all I can say is the marketing let down a good decent action flick.
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