Saw Hunger Games w/ kids last night; post-apocalyptic vision of fascist state w/ extreme wealth disparities. Chilling sort of.— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) March 26, 2012
Matt Romney tweeted a photo Friday of the family outing with the note that “dad's finally getting a little R&R this wkend.”
my dad's finally getting a little R&R this wkend. pic here at the movies today w me n my kids. t.co/3ZqtHinF— Matt Romney (@Matt_Romney) March 25, 2012
"It was nice to be able to see a flick for the first time in a long time,” Romney told CNN on Monday. He noted that the movie’s PG-13 rating is appropriate, given the amount of child-on-child violence in the film.
He also revealed that he has read Suzanne Collins’s very popular young-adult trilogy.
Ellison used the themes in the film and book series to point out a fiction outcome of “extreme wealth disparities,” a topic with heavy partisan subtext on both sides of the aisle.
Regardless of political overtones, the movie swept the box office over the weekend.