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Offline Alysanthia

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Re: So, "The Hunger Games" movie drops in March.
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2012, 09:40:25 PM »
Until a couple months ago I was not interested in the Hunger Games. I thought it looked a little ridiculous. Then, a friend of mine insisted I try the books. I read the first one and then immediately went out to get the last two. I love the series and I am anxiously awaiting the movie. I'm looking forward to see how they present the story on the big screen. It can either be really spectacular or disappointing. I guess we'll just have to wait until March 23 to find out.

I have faith in the movie adaption, Ms. Collins used to write scripts for television shows and with her having wrote the movie script I can't wait.

Gonna go see it Friday night! My friend will probably go Thursday to pick up our tickets. *Uber happy dance*

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Re: So, "The Hunger Games" movie drops in March.
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2012, 08:25:38 AM »
So, anyone who watches it a midnight tonight, please come and tell us what you thought.

Especially about a certain scene involving

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Rue

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Offline Sabby

Re: So, "The Hunger Games" movie drops in March.
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2012, 09:26:32 AM »
Uhm... it looks like The Running Man: Vaginal Edition.

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Re: So, "The Hunger Games" movie drops in March.
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2012, 10:18:03 AM »
Uhm... it looks like The Running Man: Vaginal Edition.

Er...did you miss that half of the contestants are boys? ???

Sure, it's similar to TRM and some Japanese anime called Battle something or other, but it's not like 'televised bloodsport' is a terribly original concept anymore by itself.

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Re: So, "The Hunger Games" movie drops in March.
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2012, 12:16:04 AM »
The movie was pretty good, the book still trumps it but I am very happy with how they explained certain things. Loved the added Gamemaster element and the scene in district 11 after that thing...

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Re: So, "The Hunger Games" movie drops in March.
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2012, 12:24:56 AM »
I am a pleased fan! I loved how they showed the world and everything going on behind the scenes. I can't wait till the next two movies.

Oh and Wolfy, that partů I cried so much, the pure emotion displayed on the screen was just... Wow.

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Re: So, "The Hunger Games" movie drops in March.
« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2012, 07:10:11 AM »
Lovely cinematography.  The Capitol reminds me of the Cluster (Lexx) sans crippling bureaucracy and with a bigger special effects budget.

Apparently district 12 is portrayed with Hollywood squalor instead of the developing country "we're all starving to death" poverty that was present in the book (as I understand it).

It's nice to see sci-fi on the big screen occasionally.

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Re: So, "The Hunger Games" movie drops in March.
« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2012, 10:11:42 AM »
I was absolutely enthralled in the books and would become extremely annoyed when I had to put the books down to do normal things like eat or spend time with my spouse (not his fault I'm moody and pregnant. Plus it's been awhile since a books had grabbed my full attention)

As for the movie I saw the midnight showing and I believe they did an amazing job. There were some things I'd have liked show cased more, but over all I'm a very happy consumer who can not wait for the next movie!

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Re: So, "The Hunger Games" movie drops in March.
« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2012, 11:43:42 AM »
I saw it and it was awesome, I even bought some game minis for the tabletop mini game for it. Yes they have one for it.  ;D

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Re: So, "The Hunger Games" movie drops in March.
« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2012, 01:30:28 PM »
Got to see it yesterday, and I loved it! 

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Re: So, "The Hunger Games" movie drops in March.
« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2012, 06:38:59 PM »
Saw the movie a few days ago... it was great! Can't wait for its sequel!

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Re: So, "The Hunger Games" movie drops in March.
« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2012, 09:09:46 AM »
I saw the film Sunday Night in an as expected packed theater.

I had just read the first book the week before, simply because I heard Jennifer Lawrence was going to be in the starring role and I absolutely loved her in Winters Bone and I really wanted to fully appreciate her performance (or lack thereof) in this film plus I kept hearing how Katniss was a strong female protaganist and that really got me interested.

Hunger Games was like the first popular Young Adult book I've read in ages, since maybe The Giver back in High School. Never read any of the Harry Potter or Twilight books etc and I can say that I found the book pretty decent, nothing amazing, but a good quality and fairly engrossing and easy to read book.

But reading the book before I saw the film likely helped me appreciate the film far more because I felt the film was a great adaption. I really think if you haven't read (or liked obviously) the book that the film likely won't be as appreciated as by those who did read it. If I hadn't read the book, I'd probably think this was simply a pretty decent action-adventureish movie with some nice scifi, teenage and romantic twists. But having read the book, I really, really enjoyed the film and was super excited to watching it.

For me it made the action scenes all the more exciting, the sad and emotional moments all the more tender and heartrending and the romantic bits all the more sweet and so forth.

First off, I loved Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss. Her role in Hunger Games had some strong similarities with her character in Winters Bone (an amazing film btw) in both characters being strong willed, resourceful, and somewhat reserved characters. Both in the book and less so in the film, Katniss is portrayed as a somewhat cold, wary, aloof and almost dispassionate type of woman and not an extrovert or particular angsty or emotional or kind hearted, and yet still evokes a lot of sheer likability.

Of course, she's still human and realistic, so the softer side comes out, but neither side of her character really comes out and dominates and thus the portrayal is still fairly reserved and thus really effective. Jennifer Lawrence did a great job in bringing out her character. And she looked great in her role too, and was perfectly believable in her hunter and tribute roles.

I also loved the actor who played Peeta. Hutcherson just did a great job bringing out the Peeta-ness in Peeta that it almost seemed natural. He's more or less her opposite in personality and demeanor and their interplay was great. Liked Banks' and Harrelson's and Stanley Tucci's performances as well.

Lenny Kravitz did good, but I just felt... it could've been better still. Rue was perfectly cast. And I loved what assholes the career tributes were and unlike some (or just Damar ) didn't try to overanalyze the situation when it didn't matter to the film thematically. The initial fight scene in the cornocupia, including the countdown, was totally exciting and heart rending at the same time, since it was essentially kids killing kids.

The scenes of the poorer districts was well done, especially the initial scenes showing the relative poverty of District 12 which evoked a kind of Great Depression sort of feel. But I will admit Liam Hemsworth looking every bit the pretty boy with the perfect hair and clothes and clean face really took me out of it unfortunately. I'm not sure if his fault or someone else in the production. He was too pretty boy to be a D12 citizen IMHO.

Loved the costumes in the Capital. it seemed to pretty much bring it out to life what the author was trying to convey when it came to the excessive pageantry of the the capital citizens. And there were a lot of awesome moments sprinkled throughout the film as well. As a reader of the book, I really appreciated it. And finally, I didn't even notice the shakey cam all that much to be perfectly honest.

Basic bottom line is, if you read the book, I think you will absolutely love the film adaption. If you didn't read the book, it might simply be just a 'above average' or merely decent adventure style film with some innovative twists.

And I don't find this film or the book to be derivative of Battle Royale (an inferior film IMHO) or Running Man beyond some generally shared elements.

Hunger games is no more similar to Battle Royale then Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is derivative of (or vice versa) Italian Job, and Tower Heist, or the Fast Five because they are all 'heist' films.

Or that Punisher and Kill Bill and Kickass and Super are all the derivative of each other people people dress up in costumes of varying silliness and engage in brutal vigilantism. Such comparisons completely ignore the majority of the films that are being compared.