By Chris Sims
Last weekend, I joined the rest of America in going to see The Hunger Games. I haven’t read the original novel, but I have to say that I really enjoyed the movie. The plot was compelling, the characters were engaging, and the setting had a great visual aesthetic that made it a really enjoyable film to watch. I’ve heard a lot of comparisons to Koushin Takami’s Battle Royale, but since I haven’t read that either, I’m not really qualified to judge. That said, there was one thing that Hunger Games definitely reminded me of - Chris Onstad’s Achewood and The Great Outdoor Fight.