I've just returned home from the movie theater where I saw The Hunger Games with my 12-year old brother. I haven't read any of the books–though of course he's read the entire trilogy– so the only background I had going into the movie was this post by James Delingpole, this one by Elizabeth Blackney, and this one by Member tabula rasa.
For those still unfamiliar with the premise of Suzanne Collins's dystopia, 24 children from 12 districts are forced to fight to the death with the last girl or boy standing crowned victor. What I found incredible for a film emerging from our ultra PC Hollywood was the embellishment (i.e. not in the book) that when one of the two black competitors in the Hunger Games who hails from what appears to be a predominantly black district is slain by a white competitor, the blacks in the district begin to riot out of anger and sorrow. We don't see this reaction from any other [white] district when one of their child competitors is slain.
I was startled to see the type of racial stereotyping that lands the Right's pundits in seriously hot water brazenly displayed in a Hollywood smash-hit intended for an audience of youngsters.