Imagine young men and women battling to death on live television. Barbaric entertainment at its most unadulterated is the premise behind The Hunger Games, a new action/drama film starring sultry acting ingénue Jennifer Lawrence.
Welcome to the future, where the Capitol--the central governing power--employs the Hunger Games: a tournament where one boy and girl is chosen from each respective district to kill each other live, on television, for everyone to see.
The Hunger Games, based on the Suzanne Collins young adult novel series has been much anticipated by fans. It opens today in local cinemas and we couldn’t help but put together a list of films with fucked-up futures such as this one. Heaven knows we wouldn’t want to find ourselves stuck in any of these weird realities.