The Hunger Games

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The Hunger Games

Postby GhaleonOne » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:15 am

Surprised there isn't a topic on this yet. Has anyone else seen it? During my California trip, one of the girls I went with was reading through the first two books and talking about how amazing they were. I knew the movie was coming so I went to the midnight showing with her last week. I was pretty blown away by it. I was exhausted and usually have a hard time mentally staying with a movie that late when I'm that tired, but I was totally into it from beginning to end. The pacing, story, characters, acting, etc. was great to me. Admittedly I don't dislike a lot of movies, but this was an exceptional one to me. One of the best I've seen in a few years. I've started reading the book today, so we'll see what I think of the movie after I finish the book, but as of now, I loved it.
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Re: The Hunger Games

Postby phyco126 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:29 pm

Everyone I know who've seen it claims it is a very good movie and a good match to the book. I haven't seen it yet, but I've wanted to since I heard of it coming out.
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Re: The Hunger Games

Postby WhiteKnightLeo » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:58 pm

My girlfriend was utterly disgusted with almost the entire movie. We went to see it the other night,I thought it was good because I didn't know anything about it. She said that the character development was downright crap compared to the book and made that Pitta guy look like a pansy. She also said there was some important stuff they left out and that the final scene isn't really what happened ( probably to keep the pg-13 rating).
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Postby CatsWithMatches » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:59 am

I just finished the book series. It is one of the most engrossing and emotionally taxing book series I've ever read. Katniss really gets inside your head.

Movie is great too. one of the best book to movie translations I've seen, and the acting is fantastic.

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Re: The Hunger Games

Postby Kizyr » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:20 pm

I found the movie was absolutely fantastic. I didn't know anything about The Hunger Games other than the basic premise (Roman Empire-themed totalitarian government, Battle Royale-styled bread and circuses, that kind of thing) and I figured it'd be a fun action movie.

Then they spent a lot of time developing the characters and environment, which I didn't expect, but I absolutely love the fact that they did it. ...so, I didn't expect that level of development, and I didn't expect to start crying at that one scene...

Everyone I know who's read the books says it's an excellent book-to-screen transition. Given that, once I have time, I'm going to have to read the entire trilogy -- probably by the time the next film comes out.

BTW I wish I'd known about Seneca's Beard before watching. I just shaved my beard the morning that me and my sister went to see it, and I could've pulled off having that same style (and clothes) for at least a day. KF
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Re: The Hunger Games

Postby CatsWithMatches » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:34 am

[quote="Kizyr"I didn't expect to start crying at that one scene...[/quote]


You mean the flowers? (*no spoilers*)

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Re: The Hunger Games

Postby Kaiya-Sky » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:18 am

I've never herd of the book or the movie, apparently I live in a cave. I Just started seeing the name pop up here and there with the logo, but never got around to looking it up. I've read a few things about it now, still don't know what its about just that its similar to battle royal in away? I'm thinking about watching it but not in the theater.


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