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#1 6 years ago

Well, the title really says it all.

The Hunger Games comes out tomorrow, or tonight if you have tickets to a midnight showing.

Then there are the books.

Discuss!

Personally, I loved the books. They were addicting, had a good story, and were easy to follow. I cannot wait to see the movie, because honestly, it looks epic.


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#2 6 years ago

I knew nothing of this until I saw the trailer for it last week when I went to watch John Carter. It looks to be an okay film (some say the next Harry Potter) and the girl, of who's name I can't remember (played Mystique in First Class) ain't bad either. ;)

I'll probably catch a viewing of the film, though I'm unsure whether it'll be via the cinema, or a later DVD-release.




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#3 6 years ago

Jennifer Lawrence. :naughty:

Also, truly, read the book first if you can manage. It's quite spectacular.

I'm so excited for the movie, but I'm going to wait a week or so, probably, before I go see it. Don't feel like dealing with the crowds.




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#4 6 years ago

Totes;5624955Jennifer Lawrence. :naughty:

Also, truly, read the book first if you can manage. It's quite spectacular.

I'm so excited for the movie, but I'm going to wait a week or so, probably, before I go see it. Don't feel like dealing with the crowds.

Yeah, she's pretty sexeh. Especially with a bow and arrow.

I need to read the books now, just got home from the midnight showing. having not read the books, I can't give an assessment on the justice it did, however my friends who had read the books said that it was very well done.

As just a movie, it was great. I'm probably gonna find the copy of the book floating around my house tomorrow and read through it... see if I can manage in one day. =p




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#5 6 years ago

One day? Should be possible. I read it in about two, but it only took two because I have work. :lulz:




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#6 6 years ago
Totes;5625299One day? Should be possible. I read it in about two, but it only took two because I have work. :lulz:

Well you just gave me a great boost of confidence then... So far I've only read Chapter 1 though... My parents decided they wanted to go see it so I went with them and saw it a second time... That's right, I saw it twice in less than 12 hours.... :lulz:

2nd time was free too due to certain issues at the movie theater.




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#7 6 years ago

Just saw it earlier tonight.

Loved it. I thought that there was some scenes that they nailed right on the head. And the Gamemaker room scenes were a very nice addition.


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#8 6 years ago

Admiral Antilles;5625379Just saw it earlier tonight.

Loved it. I thought that there was some scenes that they nailed right on the head. And the Gamemaker room scenes were a very nice addition.

I completely agree, I was absolutely stunned at how well this movie was made and how close they stuck to the book. Obviously for length they omitted or changed a few things, but I was surprised at just how few things were changed or omitted. Fantastic film, fantastic choice of actors on all parts...every single person was exactly as I imagined them. Every one.

The only thing I had a bit of an issue with was the fact that it seems like the director, while making the movie, assumed that everyone would have read the book beforehand. Which is fine, I have no quarrel with this, well...because I read the book. So I knew what was going on at all times, and what was going to happen. However, some things seemed...vague. For instance, the "star-crossed lovers" act. In the book, because of Katniss' inner monologue, this is made abundantly and undeniably clear, the reasons behind it, etc. In the movie, it's just kind of...there. For someone who hasn't read the book, this'll be sort of like, "what?"

Apart from that minor pick on my part though, it should appeal to mass audiences. If anything it'll get more people to read the books; of course this will inadvertently lead to all kinds of hipster garbage ("I read the Hunger Games before the movie", etc). But still, I was absolutely not disappointed.

I hear they're splitting Catching Fire into two parts. Now that ought to be interesting.




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#9 6 years ago

Totes;5626040I completely agree, I was absolutely stunned at how well this movie was made and how close they stuck to the book. Obviously for length they omitted or changed a few things, but I was surprised at just how few things were changed or omitted. Fantastic film, fantastic choice of actors on all parts...every single person was exactly as I imagined them. Every one.

The only thing I had a bit of an issue with was the fact that it seems like the director, while making the movie, assumed that everyone would have read the book beforehand. Which is fine, I have no quarrel with this, well...because I read the book. So I knew what was going on at all times, and what was going to happen. However, some things seemed...vague. For instance, the "star-crossed lovers" act. In the book, because of Katniss' inner monologue, this is made abundantly and undeniably clear, the reasons behind it, etc. In the movie, it's just kind of...there. For someone who hasn't read the book, this'll be sort of like, "what?"

Apart from that minor pick on my part though, it should appeal to mass audiences. If anything it'll get more people to read the books; of course this will inadvertently lead to all kinds of hipster garbage ("I read the Hunger Games before the movie", etc). But still, I was absolutely not disappointed.

I hear they're splitting Catching Fire into two parts. Now that ought to be interesting.

It's probably the biggest "issue" with the movie for someone like me who hasn't read the book. For instance, the sign they put up during the reaping, has little to no impact because you simply don't know what it means.

That said, they had to cut SOMETHING, so it might as well have been context. In the long run, it just encourages people to read the books. (Which I now have done, and loved every minute of the book as well.)

But yeah, the casting was amazing, from Caesar to Rue, the characters were all nailed right on the head. Definitely going into my short list of favorite movies.




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#10 6 years ago

I did however have an issue with Haymitch.... He wasn't Drunk enough! Some of the best scenes from the book was when they were talking to a very drunk Haymitch!


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