Hunger Games what did you think?

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    Mar 25, 2012 2:48 PM GMT
    Anyone watch it - what did you think?
  • andreduce

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    Mar 25, 2012 6:35 PM GMT
    I thought it was pretty good.

    Haven't really been into trilogies before (perhaps besides His Dark Materials), but this one I could follow up on.

    Thought Jennifer Lawrence did a superb job as Katniss in the film and she really pulls the whole thing together. Props.
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    Mar 25, 2012 6:39 PM GMT
    The first thing I noticed is that the movie is totally about the story. I liked it more than I thought I would.
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    Mar 25, 2012 6:43 PM GMT
    I did not read the book before I went to see the movie. I enjoyed it for the most part. The love scenes seemed kinda forced and insta-love. Besides that, it was a great film!!!! I would give it an A-.
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    Mar 25, 2012 6:44 PM GMT
    The movie was entertaining. Its weird to see little children cheer at murder though.
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    Mar 25, 2012 6:47 PM GMT
    Amazing. Jennifer Lawrence is the next best thing and actress around
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    Mar 25, 2012 6:48 PM GMT
    The love scenes seem forced because nobody is sure if any of the "love" is real, or if it's all just for the cameras to help stay alive. They go into that in more depth in the book icon_wink.gif.
    I loved it, I thought it was a very accurate adaptation, Jennifer Lawrence was incredible as Katniss. Can't wait to see it again icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 25, 2012 6:51 PM GMT
    Haven't seen it yet, will do so today.
    I read the first book so far, and my niece tells me that it is pretty faithful to it.

    Excited to see it nonetheless!
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    Mar 25, 2012 7:34 PM GMT
    I thought it was a pretty good movie, I tried to go in without the hype behind it because I would just set my expectations way too high and then be disappointed. I have not read the books but kinda want to now. It's a pretty good social commentary on human traditions and religion and how crazy they end up seeming from the outside in.

    The ending was a bit rushed I thought, Im certain we will be seeing atleast one more movie from this franchise (again havent read the books so not sure if this just covered one or more books)
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    Mar 25, 2012 7:36 PM GMT
    I thought the movie was good, not great. I can't put my finger on exactly what it is, but something was missing. Maybe I just wanted it to be rated R haha.

    I agree that Jennifer Lawrence really showed her stuff as Katniss.
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    Mar 25, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    Oh my God, I am so happy someone made a topic about this. I read the first book and I liked it a lot!

    Unfortunately, it isn't here in Italy yet. icon_sad.gif Can't wait to see it though!
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    Mar 25, 2012 7:38 PM GMT
    The Hunger Games, both book trilogy and recently released movie, are nothing but badassary. Jennifer Lawrence was fucking awesome. Josh Hutcherson played Peeta to perfection. The book forces out intense emotions and I thought the whole cast brought that to life extremely well.
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    Mar 25, 2012 7:41 PM GMT
    Snype said I can't put my finger on exactly what it is, but something was missing. Maybe I just wanted it to be rated R haha.


    needed more nipples? More specifically Mr. Liam Hemsworth's nipples hehe
  • Timbales

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    Mar 25, 2012 7:41 PM GMT
    I like the movie quite a bit, but I think they downplayed the suffering and brutality of the arena. Jennifer Lawrence was excellent, especially the scene with Cinna before she steps into the tube and is quaking with fear.
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    Mar 25, 2012 7:42 PM GMT
    socksock saidI did not read the book before I went to see the movie. I enjoyed it for the most part. The love scenes seemed kinda forced and insta-love. Besides that, it was a great film!!!! I would give it an A-.

    I believe the intention was to make the love scenes seem forced. Added an extra layer to both the book and the movie.
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    Mar 25, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    Yeah, the love scenes are s'posed to be forced. Katniss thinks this is all a strategy to win sponsors over. She's fighting for her life here...wouldn't you be in insta-love?


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    socksock saidI did not read the book before I went to see the movie. I enjoyed it for the most part. The love scenes seemed kinda forced and insta-love. Besides that, it was a great film!!!! I would give it an A-.

    I believe the intention was to make the love scenes seem forced. Added an extra layer to both the book and the movie.
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    Mar 25, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    Timbales saidI like the movie quite a bit, but I think they downplayed the suffering and brutality of the arena. Jennifer Lawrence was excellent, especially the scene with Cinna before she steps into the tube and is quaking with fear.

    I feel they had no choice but to downplay it; children killing children with full-out gore would potentially push the film's rating past PG-13.
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    Mar 25, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    I am seeing it in about an hour.
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    Mar 25, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    I am seeing it in about an hour.
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    Mar 25, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
    I am waiting for the Trollileo review... whether a fan of the books likes this rendition will probably be make-or-break as to whether I go see this.
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    Mar 25, 2012 7:47 PM GMT
    If you're looking for a blood and guts version of the Hunger Games, look back a decade ago at Battle Royale. Japanese film based off a book by the same title. Good book and movie.
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    Mar 25, 2012 7:48 PM GMT
    ^^^I read the book series, too. I will let you know. - Trolli posted that he saw it and liked it in the What's On Your Mind thread.
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    Mar 25, 2012 8:02 PM GMT
    I was very happy with it. Things that weren't very important in the book were left out all together in the movie, and I don't mind that at all. I was very impressed with the entire cast and wouldn't change one character. I would however stop putting so much emphasis on Liam in all the publicity. At times he's getting more talk than Josh, who is the true male lead in this franchise.
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    Mar 25, 2012 8:03 PM GMT
    Ain't that the damn truth, and in all honesty he's not even the 2nd, Haymitch is.

    HPgeek934 saidI was very happy with it. Things that weren't very important in the book were left out all together in the movie, and I don't mind that at all. I was very impressed with the entire cast and wouldn't change one character. I would however stop putting so much emphasis on Liam in all the publicity. At times he's getting more talk than Josh, who is the true male lead in this franchise.
  • dreamer121

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    Mar 25, 2012 8:21 PM GMT
    I loved the books. I liked the movie. I was upset they changed things in the book vs. the movie that i didn't think really needed to be changed. Maybe it was to keep the PG-13 rating.

    Don't want to put much for spoilers but there was just ways that some characters died/didn't die at the right time, that frustrated me. Among other minor details.

    Although I will admit, I think they did a GREAT job with casting, and I think they did a phenomenal job trying to translate a book into a movie, i think that most who haven't read the book still get a good grasp on the fantasy that is the world of Panem