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pumpkinpie

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« on: 03-25-2012 22:25 »

I've just read the books and I can't wait to see the movie, what do you think of this awesome series?
futurefreak

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« Reply #1 on: 03-25-2012 22:41 »

Erm. I started talking about that in this thread but to each her own... tongue
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« Reply #2 on: 03-25-2012 22:46 »

Saw it on Friday, which I was not planning on at all.

Haven't read the books, film was pretty good. Still not gonna read the books, saw the film, so yeah... That's enough... And if I feel like seeing the 2nd and 3rd movies (which have been confirmed, by the way...), then I will, no need for the books.

And yeah, the books are usually better than the film, but still....
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #3 on: 03-26-2012 00:53 »

I've spent a little bit of time this weekend to read the first book. I'm about 150 pages in, and when I'm done, I'll watch the movie. I really like Collin's writing style, it's easy to comprehend while having a mature and straightforward manner to it.
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« Reply #4 on: 03-26-2012 01:11 »

I saw it the other day, the film was alright but not fantastic. I honestly have no idea why it's so popular. I asked my friend about what happens in the other books, and yeah, it's all really very predictable.
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« Reply #5 on: 03-26-2012 01:13 »

A lot of kids my age and up are seeing it, so they don't really have a "Critic Point-of-View". I know a lot of kids who saw "Project X" and said that everything about it was perfect, when obviously there isn't even a story. But I'm sure more of the adults had a lesser liking to it.
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« Reply #6 on: 03-26-2012 12:40 »
« Last Edit on: 03-26-2012 12:49 »

To be honest, I never got why there is such a big fuzz about the movie.
I saw the trailer, and was completely uninterested. Read the plot summary on wikipedia, and came to the conclusion I do not miss anything.

But whoever wants to see it: Have fun smile
tyraniak

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« Reply #7 on: 03-27-2012 01:08 »

may rent one day, the plot sounds pretty generic
bankrupt

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« Reply #8 on: 03-27-2012 03:38 »

I like the version with Steve Austin in it.  Or was that Schwarzenneger?  I can't remember.
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« Reply #9 on: 03-27-2012 03:51 »

I just got back from seeing the movie in this gorgeous New York theater. I wasn't expecting much but I was pretty impressed and I actually really liked this movie. What impressed me the most that as someone who hasn't read the books or really didn't know much about the material is that when a certain character got killed and the major dramatic emotion surrounded it, I totally bought into it. I was just about to break down crying myself because it was so sad even though I knew that this character was going to die (I mean everyone pretty much had to die). But the fact that they did it so well and how Katniss reacted to it really made me like her, (I already think she's a good and interesting character), really made this movie for me.
pumpkinpie

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« Reply #10 on: 03-27-2012 21:42 »

I just got back from seeing the movie in this gorgeous New York theater. I wasn't expecting much but I was pretty impressed and I actually really liked this movie. What impressed me the most that as someone who hasn't read the books or really didn't know much about the material is that when a certain character got killed and the major dramatic emotion surrounded it, I totally bought into it. I was just about to break down crying myself because it was so sad even though I knew that this character was going to die (I mean everyone pretty much had to die). But the fact that they did it so well and how Katniss reacted to it really made me like her, (I already think she's a good and interesting character), really made this movie for me.
Oh, yeah,that was sad as hell in the book. I'm probably gonna bawl in the theater....and...her age? Really really sad for me.
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« Reply #11 on: 03-27-2012 22:17 »

I like the version with Steve Austin in it.  Or was that Schwarzenneger?  I can't remember.

You probably mean "Running Man". That's with Arnie.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #12 on: 03-27-2012 22:20 »

I love that movie! And now that i think about it, I can see the connections.
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« Reply #13 on: 03-27-2012 22:22 »
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Yep, the "Tributes of Panem" sounds a bit like "Running Man for kids"
Also, it's accused of being very similar to the Japanese Novel "Battle Royale" (though I am just quoting here, I do not know that novel myself).
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« Reply #14 on: 03-27-2012 22:42 »

They need to make a Hunger Games video game for Xbox and PS3. Just imagine how kick ass that would be! big grin The story would be cool in a video game, while the action would be awesome! big grin I need it!
Spacedal11

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« Reply #15 on: 03-27-2012 22:51 »

Yep, the "Tributes of Panem" sounds a bit like "Running Man for kids"
Also, it's accused of being very similar to the Japanese Novel "Battle Royale" (though I am just quoting here, I do not know that novel myself).

The similarities between Battle Royale and The Hunger Games are only in the vague concept of "kids have to fight against each other in death battle". There's seriously nothing else that relates the two together except maybe "the government is kind of fucked up".
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #16 on: 03-30-2012 00:17 »

The third book ruins the series.

Pretty much
Imy

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« Reply #17 on: 04-01-2012 14:57 »

As a sixteen-year-old girl, you'd think I'd be feeling wEirD tEeNaGe fEeLiNgS for The Hunger Games. I saw it, and I don't get the hype surrounding this film. It wasn't bad, but it was painfully average. It's a cool idea, I think they just didn't do it justice.

I googled the series afterwards, and the following books sound so god-awful and banal.
futurefreak

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« Reply #18 on: 04-02-2012 06:35 »

The third book ruins the series.

Pretty much
Isn't that true with any series though, like Harry Potter? Hope I didn't spoil it for anyone shifty

I've never actually read HP or seen anything past the first movie.
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