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HUNGER GAMES without the Games
Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2020
THE THINNING is like THE HUNGER GAMES, except they just haul the kids off and cut their throats. It's called culling. They cull 5% of the school kids once a year, killing the ones who do worst on an academic test. Maybe I wasn't paying close enough attention but it appeared to me that the kids at every school level take a test and are vulnerable to be slaughtered, every year. If that's the case, then 60% (5% X 12 years) of society's youth would be killed by the time they finish high school! This movie is THE HUNGER GAMES but without imagination, creativity, cleverness, appeal, or common sense. (Society just sits by while 5% of their children have their throats cut without even getting to say goodbye?) You might enjoy the movie. Many other commenters seem to like it. I think it's a waste of time.