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03-27-2012 04:41 PM #31
Adam Jones just tweeted that he's on his way to see the Hunger Games.
03-28-2012 08:35 AM #32
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03-29-2012 12:47 AM #33
03-29-2012 12:58 AM #34
03-29-2012 01:08 AM #35
03-30-2012 12:13 PM #36
Saw the movie last night and overall I thought it was good. At the behest of my wife who read all three books in her book club last Summer, I read the three books over the past few weeks and I really liked them. I think the movie was a good (but not great) adaptation of the books in keeping the themes and all alive while appealing to the mostly PG-13 type audience. My only real complaint for the movie was the Capitol was not awe inspiring enough for me.
04-02-2012 02:40 PM #37Plus Member Since 09/03 Hall of Fame
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I saw the movie this weekend, having never read the books. I thought it was very good, and set up the sequels nicely. Definitely not a chick flick by the way. It's a tense action movie that's a bit corny in a few spots.
04-03-2012 03:12 AM #38
I read the trilogy and thoroughly enjoyed the books.
On a scale of "awful" to "eff yeah", I'd give the movie a "meh". The movie, while pretty long, failed to really do any in depth character development. The close ups in the arena were too much, and there just wasn't enough focus on the emotions of the whole thing. This is supposed to be this gut wrenching event that makes you hate the Capitol for what they are making these children do, but I just didn't get that sense at all from the movie. BTW, I had no problem with the liberties they took in this movie to set up the sequels (the garden scene with Snow & Seneca Crane, the foreshadowing of the revolt in disctrict 11 when Rue dies and Katniss does the 3 finger salute, etc.). I thought that was acceptable. I also liked the casting. Woody Harrelson was awesome, but they didn't really make him look as much of a drunken slob as he is in the book, Banksy as Effie was fantastic, Kravitz as Cinna was very well done and Donald Sutherland as Snow gave me the creepies a couple of times.
Now that being said, almost everyone who has not read the books seemed to really like the movie a lot, and after a couple weeks, it's holding steady on iMDB at a 7.8, which is certainly very solid to say the least. So what I have decided is that I'll give it a few months and watch the movie again and re-evaluate my take on the movie at that time. I'll note that I had just finished reading the first book just a couple days before the movie came out, which certainly didn't help matters.
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04-03-2012 10:00 AM #39
How does Gillette not have Seneca in their commercials with Adrien Brody and Andre 3000?