Happy Turkey Day from Monster Land!
I'll leave you today with some musings on the The Hunger Games whose horrific re-interpretation of the cornucopia puts new twist on our ages-old horn of plenty.
The Hunger Games is a film adaptation of the wildly popular teen novel of the same name. Set in a futuristic version of the U.S., the country is divided into 12 districts ruled by the Panem. The Panem created the Hunger Games after a revolution that resulted in the destruction of the 13th district. A male and female tribute from each district are sent to compete in the Hunger Games, but only one will make it out alive. The winner's district will receive gifts of food and fuel for a single year while the other districts struggle to eke out a meager living. The plot is a cross between Lord of the Flies and Battle Royale as the tributes are trained to kill one another in the ultimate televised sporting event.
The cornucopia of The Hunger Games is a golden horn that contains food and weapons for tributes. Tributes have two options at the starting line: they can risk running to the golden horn and getting whacked by other tributes in a frenzied bloodbath or flee into the woods without a prayer.
May the odds be ever in your favor. The Hunger Games comes out March 2012