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03-23-2012 01:44 PM #1
The Hunger Games
Anybody into this trilogy and going to see the movie this weekend?
I read these last year, and have been looking forward to this when I learned that Woody Harrleson would play Haymitch.
The wife and I will check it out tomorrow.
03-23-2012 01:49 PM #2
Don't know why it has a thumbs down. I must have fat-fingered it.
03-23-2012 01:51 PM #3
My wife read the triology in less than a week. She loves the books. I got "assigned reading" to finish the first one this past week so we could both go see the movie tonight. I finished the first book yesterday. I surprisingly liked the story. I thought it was going to be a really girly book. It is a very easy read and there is a lot of action. The movie is getting great reviews and seems to be of high production quality. I am excited to go see it tonight.
03-23-2012 02:00 PM #4
That's too funny. I read them based off of a recommendation from my sister-in-law. Then I noticed all of the "young adults" reading it on the train.
03-23-2012 02:04 PM #5
It's definitely not the sappy love story everyone thinks it is (at least the people that haven't read it and try to post about it) and the 2nd and 3rd are even less about boys and girls. I'm excited to see the movie, should be pretty action packed.
03-23-2012 02:19 PM #6
The first book was pretty good, but I thought the second two were pretty bad overall. The "good" and "evil" are way too cut and dry for my taste, but I guess that's what you get in a children's/young adult series.
My girlfriend and I are seeing the movie tonight, I'll report back.
03-23-2012 02:30 PM #7
03-24-2012 08:56 PM #8Released Released
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Took my 13 year old daughter to see Hunger Games on Friday Night. I enjoyed it a lot. I haven't read the book, but my daughter did. The people behind us talked the entire time, so I got filled in on all the differences between the movie and the book as the movie went along
03-24-2012 09:01 PM #9
I thought it was pretty good. At the beginning of the movie, I was worried that it was going to suffer from the nauseating shaky-camera syndrome, but the action sequences were handled fairly well. It hit the major themes and moments from the book as far as I'm concerned.
03-24-2012 11:05 PM #10Shorebirds
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Read the book after I lost a bet at Christmas. Saw the midnight showing and I thought the movie was fantastic. I had a horrible feeling this was going to be like M. Night Shamalan's Last Airbender which I had high expectations for as well, but this one gave me hope again that not all adaptations of things that I actually like are terrible.
03-25-2012 12:36 AM #11
03-25-2012 10:50 AM #12
While I do agree that they changed so much it's no slam dunk you'll like them by the third one, I got where they were going with things, and while I think they could have done a much better job in the third book, I liked the direction they were going from the second. The whole series in all three parts kinda reminds me of "The Running Man".
03-25-2012 01:22 PM #13Moderator Hangout Staff
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Saw this last night. Really, really enjoyed it. I've never read the books, but I might go ahead and do that now.
03-25-2012 08:46 PM #14
This was one of the 5 worst films I've ever seen in a theater. Boring storyline, terrible dialogue, the camera was shaky, very poorly shot, etc. etc.
Went with two colleagues, the theater was packed. These two younger girls were in the back laughing at the more ridiculous scenes. This was enjoyable.
Last edited by MikeAD; 03-25-2012 at 08:52 PM.
03-25-2012 08:54 PM #15
My wife, daughter and older son went to go see it and they liked it. I had no interest in seeing after I saw the amount of teenage girls waiting in line for the first showing. I may see it once it hits Blue Ray, but I don't have any real interest in seeing the movie.