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The Hunger Games
« on: August 19, 2012, 04:18:53 PM »
Watched this movie last night and have to agree with Gene on about everything. They could have saved an hour by deleting almost the first hour of the movie all together which was pretty boring.
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Re: The Hunger Games
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2012, 07:48:00 PM »
I can't wait to see it....and I AM into buying a bow and arrows.......bring it....

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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2012, 07:57:21 PM »
I can't wait to see it....and I AM into buying a bow and arrows.......bring it....

You'll poke your eye out!  ;D
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Re: The Hunger Games
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2012, 09:34:02 PM »
no but I might poke you and everyones else's eye out......I know how the arrow goes....... ::)......dang....I'll practice......ni4ni please get me a kiss smilie........

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Re: The Hunger Games
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 05:35:52 AM »
The movie is better if you read the book.  The looks and expressions that the actors give throughout the movie are explained if you understand what they are trying to present.  The book is a narrative told in mostly the first person by Katniss so, when she looks at Petra after he says something, in the book you know she was torn between her distrust for his motives and what he was saying.  Without knowing that, in the movie you just think she's looking at him funny.

Regarding the first half of the movie, I thought the same thing.  But once you read the series, you realize that the back story is important and, if there will be more movies to tell the stories of the three books, it had to be told sometime.  This movie was not meant to be a one-time, stand alone.

As I said in my review, this movie is not as well produced (or acted) as the Harry Potter series.  But the content and plot is no more or less "adult" IMO.  HP was written for kids just as much as the Hunger Games series was.  The Hunger Games might be fiction, but it is not fantasy like the HP world is.  What occurs in THG could happen so there is no real suspension of disbelief like HP requires.  Perhaps the biggest difference is that the hero/main character in HP is a boy and in THG, it's a girl.  So that tends to make the series skews a little to females.

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Re: The Hunger Games
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2012, 05:56:58 AM »
As I have often said, media has to stand on its own merits. A film cannot depend on the book upon which it is based.
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Re: The Hunger Games
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2012, 06:31:28 AM »
My wife had read the book and she said the book was much better and explained everything. I try to read as little as possible any more, I have to much to do than to sit and read plus I probably read a whole library of technical books while I was working so I'm burned out on that.  ;D

The movie to me was pretty much self explanatory, just too long in my opinion but as you say, maybe in future sequels it will be reflected on. 
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