There is a recent comment from Jennifer saying she hopes that Hunger Games fans are proud of her for doing mother. I hope she realises how many fans arent! And how many THG fans dislike mother. I think its to do with the tone. THG are full of hope and always condemn violence and cruelty. Aronfsky is like Coin, enjoying the use of violence & intimidation to scare people, think of the end, where Coin wants to reinstate the games with the children of the capitol, for revenge.
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I am very disappointed that Jen would suggest that this movie is something that would resonate with fans of THG. THG was a pretty horrifying story that showed how vicious people can be to those they view as inferior to them. But the ultimate message of THG is that one person can make a difference and the fact that that one person was a slight young woman beatened down by the circumstance of her life is incredibly empowering. The human spirit is resilient and can overcome all types of hatred and violence. In this horrible movie, Jen’s character’s sole purpose is to have atrocities befall her and ultimately be destroyed by the one being that should love and protect her. This movie used violence to shock and appall but offers no resolution if, in fact, you are suppose to empathize with Jen’s character. She just dies to allow her husband to rebuild his home and life. The message here is that a man will deplete and destroy the woman in his life for his own success and adulation and he will do it again and again and again.
As for the greater metaphorical message, there’s no way anyone would associate Jen as Mother Earth without Darren saying that’s who she symbolizes and that is a failure in his story telling. One can easily walk away from this movie as a retelling of biblical stories. A home/paradise has been created (Eden). God has invited man and woman to his paradise (the wound to Man’s chest is the rib being removed to create Eve). The breaking of the crystal is man eating the forbidden fruit. The sons show up and one kills the other (Cain and Abel). People show up causing destruction until they break the sink and flood the home (the great flood of Noah’s ark). Him rapes/coerces mother to create a life (Mary being impregnated w Jesus through no choice of her own). Her baby being sacrificed and eaten by man (body and blood of Christ). The poster was clearly reminiscent of the Virgin Mary and the Sacred Heart. It’s all a Bible story and an anti religious one at that. The main message is that man will create havoc and destruction in the name of glorifying God.
He failed as a story teller. No one gets that this is about the environment without someone telling you that’s what this is suppose to be about. His movie was heavy handed and unnecessarily violent and gratuitous and you leave the theater assaulted. As a woman there is no hope. There is nothing to glean from this story. Aronofsky exploited his actress to make a movie and showed her in the most degrading and violent situations to drive home a point. It’s just not the point he thought he was making.
And with this I’m done talking about this movie. Jen needs to go away and try to rebuild her image and good name. It is really heartbreaking to see. Jen is not viewed as a feminist or even a positive role model. This movie may have remained an unfortunate professional misstep but the fact that she has linked herself to the writer and director of this disgusting mess reflects poorly on her as a person. I hope she can get out of this situation as soon as possible.