The Cabin in the Woods vs. The Hunger Games


Which one do you think makes a better critique about our (the audience’s) complicity in the violence in entertainment, The Hunger Games or The Cabin in the Woods?

I think it’s much more hidden in Cabin, but this article from Ain’t It Cool News makes a good argument.

If you don’t want to risk spoilers, stop reading now. Otherwise…

Here’s an excerpt:

You know we’re the villain in THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, right?

Us.  Horror fans, or just genre fans, or just movie geeks in general.  We are the Old Gods who demand our sacrifices be just so, and when we don’t get them, well, we metaphorically destroy the world.  We require our servants to manipulate the scenes to our liking, and we insist that the resolution go how we want it to go.

Share your opinion in the comments section below.

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