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How did you like The Hunger Games?

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Went to see it last night. Haven't read the books so the content was new.

 

I thought the Katniss actress did a very good job. Beyond that, this was pretty much a combination of other books and movies I've read. Even the "fight to the death" part was in a book from the 70s.

 

Still, I can see the appeal.

 

I really didn't like how much shaky camera work there was, though.

 

What did you think?

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It absolutely did not meet my expectations. I read the book and absolutely loved it, but the movie did not bring anything new or more exciting to the story. Some things were even cut out that I was hoping would be addressed in the movie. Overall, it seemed the producers slacked off on the special effects and cut corners in order to make it easier to film.

 

I was also surprised at how unattractive Katniss seemed. I expected her to be really hot... God what the heck am I saying.

 

I recommend just reading the book, and enjoying the story in its original form. Then, watch the Minecraft series on YouTube, Mindcrack Ultra Hardcore Season 3 which is basically 8 players placed in a 2000x2000 block area and they must fight until one remains. It's the same concept as the Hunger Games but filmed from the perspectives of all 8 players. You can find this series here:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY8i7xAdcGk&feature=plcp&context=C47f41c4VDvjVQa1PpcFPgFXCnArT1G8VLergw7CtougbkXfmd4Ww=

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I didn't feel sad or have any emotional connection with any of the characters. That was my biggest problem with this movie, and perhaps the most predictable ending too. Nobody saw THAT coming! :rolleyes:

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perhaps the most predictable ending too. Nobody saw THAT coming! :rolleyes:

 

I've gotta say, in my advancing years (cough), predictible endings no longer bother me as much as they used to. Maybe it's because some people go so out of their way to make non-predictible endings that now even the most out-of-left-field ending is predictible (blame M. Night Shalyman for this one, perhaps).

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I've gotta say, in my advancing years (cough), predictible endings no longer bother me as much as they used to. Maybe it's because some people go so out of their way to make non-predictible endings that now even the most out-of-left-field ending is predictible (blame M. Night Shalyman for this one, perhaps).

 

I thought it was funny that one of the twists for M. Night's movies was "There isn't a twist" :lol:

 

Nevertheless, he made one awesome movie: The Sixth Sense, and I'd pick that over The Hunger Games anyday. (Y)

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The Sixth Sense was just a trippy movie that I never understood.

 

You wanna talk about good movies? How about the natural disaster ones? Like 2012. Or TWISTER (Y) (Y) (Y)

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How about Airport? Or Alive?

 

 

I just realized that all the disaster movies I can think of have to do with manmade things. Specifically, planes. Oy.

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