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On The Hunger Games film: Sweetly packaged cruelty that is sure to satiate the appetite of the indifferent and the most unconscious of adults who clearly put the emotional whims of the children's desires to see inapproprate film content over the more responsible role of being a parent and not the child's friend. This film is a glorious testimony to Hollywood's far to often ability to cleverly package and mass market Schadenfreude (a German word meaning "to take pleasure from someone else's suffering") to our curious children who have methodically been trained to hold the lowest of expectations relative to glimpsing a right of passage that is held to a model citizen standards. Joseph Mengele and Joseph Goebbel are made proud by this film.