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Old 03-07-2012, 04:34 PM
 
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I plan on seeing it but not opening day. Love or hate the third book the trilogy has already exposed what a sucktastic writer Stephanie Meyers is. I hope the movies does the same.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:44 PM
 
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They arent science fiction. They are set in the future but it is a dystopian society, not very futuristic or sci-fi setting.
No, the books are very much sci-fi. It takes place in some unknown future w/ advance technology= soft sci-fi.

I'll likely go see it in theaters, if only for analysis purpose (the book-movie/TV adaptation process has been the focus of one of my classes). Otherwise, I would have just waited until it came out on DVD. It's not enough of a "must see" for me to deal w/ the movie going "experience" w/o an exterior reason. Honestly, other than Jennifer Lawrence (whose performance in "Winter's Bone" had me thinking of her as Katniss the second they announced that they casted her), I'm not giddy over the casting. I still haven't caught a trailer, should probably go watch it.

And folks, let's not compare this to Twilight please!!!!! The love story in The Hunger Games is a rather unique plot point and as much as people want to play the "Team Gale vs Team Peeta" game, the love triangle is far more subdued than it was in Twilight and not the main focus of the plot. And yes,The Hunger Games are a far better source material in every sense-plot, dialog, characters, etc.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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No, the books are very much sci-fi. It takes place in some unknown future w/ advance technology= soft sci-fi.

I'll likely go see it in theaters, if only for analysis purpose (the book-movie/TV adaptation process has been the focus of one of my classes). Otherwise, I would have just waited until it came out on DVD. It's not enough of a "must see" for me to deal w/ the movie going "experience" w/o an exterior reason. Honestly, other than Jennifer Lawrence (whose performance in "Winter's Bone" had me thinking of her as Katniss the second they announced that they casted her), I'm not giddy over the casting. I still haven't caught a trailer, should probably go watch it.
Really? Woody Harrelson is perfect for Haymitch. I actually thought of him when I heard about the movie for that role. Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Stanley Tucci? This cast is fantastic.

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And folks, let's not compare this to Twilight please!!!!! The love story in The Hunger Games is a rather unique plot point and as much as people want to play the "Team Gale vs Team Peeta" game, the love triangle is far more subdued than it was in Twilight and not the main focus of the plot. And yes,The Hunger Games are a far better source material in every sense-plot, dialog, characters, etc.

The producers the other day actually said they watched the Twilight movies over and over again to show them how NOT TO make a movie.
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:33 PM
 
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Saw the trailer. Looks like a stupid movie.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:05 PM
 
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Really? Woody Harrelson is perfect for Haymitch. I actually thought of him when I heard about the movie for that role. Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Stanley Tucci? This cast is fantastic.
I was thinking more about the casting of Gale, Peeta, and Cinna. I think the casting for the main two boys wasn't great, though I'm still pretty "meh" about most of the cast. No major reason why, could just be a disconnect from how I imagined them. I know some people didn't like Jennifer Lawrence as Kat. I guess we'll see how they work out when the movie comes out.

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The producers the other day actually said they watched the Twilight movies over and over again to show them how NOT TO make a movie.
Twilight, both the book and movie, should be analyzed by anyone who wants to write for film or novel as clear examples of how NOT to create strong, engaging, believable characters, compelling plots, and realistic dialogue I still can't believe how popular these books and movies are...
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I was thinking more about the casting of Gale, Peeta, and Cinna. I think the casting for the main two boys wasn't great, though I'm still pretty "meh" about most of the cast. No major reason why, could just be a disconnect from how I imagined them. I know some people didn't like Jennifer Lawrence as Kat. I guess we'll see how they work out when the movie comes out.
I thought Lenny Kravitz was spot on as Cinna. The kid playing Peeta looks just like I pictured him. I guess I never really pictured Gale that much so I really have no feeling about it.

For those roles, they really needed to go with unknown actors for it to work. Plus, it is really hard to find well-known actors that are in the late-teens, early 20s anyway.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:58 PM
 
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Twilight, both the book and movie, should be analyzed by anyone who wants to write for film or novel as clear examples of how NOT to create strong, engaging, believable characters, compelling plots, and realistic dialogue I still can't believe how popular these books and movies are...
Maybe, but even though Twilight is pure fluff on so many levels, I found it to be a page turner none the less. It's literary "junk food", no question. But we need a little junk food every now and then, don't we?

In contrast, Hunger Games is a compelling story with interesting characters - I hope it translates well in the movie.

Twilight the movie was just plain awful, IMO.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:34 AM
 
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Bump. Comes out this week and it's getting very good reviews.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:56 AM
 
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Teenagers killing teenagers for sport? Really folks?
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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Teenagers killing teenagers for sport? Really folks?
You are totally taking it out of context. It's dystopian society in the future, that uses these games to instill fear and control the people. The trilogy gets a lot more political after this first book/film.
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