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The Hunger Games, AKA Twilight 2.0

So, recently, my social media profiles have gotten choked up with the latest fad in popular culture, The Hunger Games. On Twitter, people have been changing their display names to characters from it, Tumblr has been full of various fan-related posts, and Facebook has too many statuses informing the world that whoever has just seen it.

I don’t understand how or why it’s gotten so big so quickly, as I don’t study sociology or whatever, but it’s quite interesting if you think about it. The original book was released in 2008, so it’s had four years to explode in popularity, so why has it taken so long, and why are people becoming obsessed with it?

But until I find time or energy to write down a massive list of the reasons why I think it’s suddenly became popular, I’ll just kindly ask everybody to sit down, relax, and reflect on why you’re so suddenly obsessed with a fantasy film.

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