Why would Hollywood make a movie about a dystopian future that is obviously critical of the US? Tinseltown does it all the time. The idea is to make people (and teenagers in this case) familiar with this sort of future. Robocop, many of the Schwarzenegger and Stallone movies and various other movies as well, foretell many kinds of dystopian futures. When parts of these futures arrive, the shock of their implementation is not so severe because people have seen it already.
It is a very cynical ploy, but it surely works. These movies also add to the psychological burden that most of us carry in these waning days of freedom. Such movies in foretelling the future are intended to give us a sense of hopelessness, that a dystopian future is preordained.
Actor Donald Sutherland exposes the true meaning of “The Hunger Games” movies and warns young people they must pay attention and understand what this is about.