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#1682184 - 03/26/12 05:41 PM Re: Hunger Games? waldensouth
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I agree, Walden.

Earlier King = way better

I mean, come on - The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon???

A Stephen King "novel" really?? smirk
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#1682186 - 03/26/12 05:41 PM Re: Hunger Games? E.E.G.B
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Originally Posted By: E.G.B.
Insert hipster comment about "Battle Royale" here.

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Oh Snap!

My daughter and her friends have had Battle Royale viewing parties after getting an imported DVD. It's kind of a Rocky Horror Picture Show for the young set.
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#1682188 - 03/26/12 05:44 PM Re: Hunger Games? PStateBank
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Took my daughter to a theater that was playing it on 4 screens. We got there at 4:05, I asked if tickets for the 4 pm show were still available, otherwise we would wait til 4:30. Got tickets for the 4 pm show, walked into a theater that wasn't even half full.
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#1682288 - 03/26/12 08:00 PM Re: Hunger Games? Hobbes
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Hubby and I went Saturday to the 4:00 show, about 3/4 full. Liked the movie (haven't read the books but now I want to) but I don't do well with that much action/suspense/etc, I needed to get up and walk around during part of it to release tension but "they frown on that at movie theatres". crazy Looked over at my hubby a couple of times and he had the same expression on his face.

That being said, the movie has been running around in my brain since I saw it so I would say it's a good movie.
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#1682367 - 03/26/12 09:37 PM Re: Hunger Games? PStateBank
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Corky! So good to see you posting! smile I'm going to see it Wednesday evening after work with a friend. After reading all three books, I can't wait to see how the movie measures up.
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#1682368 - 03/26/12 09:40 PM Re: Hunger Games? PStateBank
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3 hours and counting!! smile
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#1682437 - 03/27/12 11:52 AM Re: Hunger Games? PStateBank
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I read the 3 books a few months ago and loved them! That being said, I didn't enjoy the movie as much. I guess I had high expectations. Peeta was way too small, I didn't feel the disgust about the killing like I did while reading. It was ok, but lacking something. BTW, 8 theaters Saturday all sold out.
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#1682439 - 03/27/12 12:03 PM Re: Hunger Games? PStateBank
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I'm hungry right now, and that is no game...
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#1682448 - 03/27/12 12:33 PM Re: Hunger Games? PStateBank
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Get off my back Happy! mad



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#1682449 - 03/27/12 12:34 PM Re: Hunger Games? The Minion
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#1682451 - 03/27/12 12:38 PM Re: Hunger Games? The Minion
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Get off my back Happy! mad



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sorry, didn't realize there wasn't enough room for me and all that hair. I thought I was on a shag carpet... sick
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#1682459 - 03/27/12 12:56 PM Re: Hunger Games? HappyGilmore
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Get off my back Happy! mad



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sorry, didn't realize there wasn't enough room for me and all that hair. I thought I was on a shag carpet... sick


You're confusing me with my boss. smirk
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#1682461 - 03/27/12 01:01 PM Re: Hunger Games? PStateBank
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
i thought she was the one with big hair, you were the one with back hair... crazy
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#1682470 - 03/27/12 01:12 PM Re: Hunger Games? PStateBank
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I really enjoyed the movie.

I was concerned about Woody Harrelson being Haymitch, but thats just cause in my head I had him looking much older. I was plesantly surprised. I'm glad they changed the mutts at the end, that really creeped me out in the book, wasn't looking forward to seeing it in the movie.
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#1682521 - 03/27/12 02:09 PM Re: Hunger Games? PStateBank
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I was wondering how the mutts were going to be protrayed in the movie too. And I agree, I liked the change.
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#1682529 - 03/27/12 02:18 PM Re: Hunger Games? PStateBank
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See, I didn't like the change on the Mutts - I thought they were MUCH scarier and more impactful in the book, and it sets up some of the stuff for the 2nd book (Katniss' nightmares and Peeta's comforting her, which deepens their relationship, which in turn feeds into part of why she is so determined to help him later on.)
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#1682566 - 03/27/12 02:51 PM Re: Hunger Games? PStateBank
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I jumped about a million feet when that first dog popped out of the woods. The BF said the whole theatre did. That would still give me nightmares.
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#1682766 - 03/27/12 06:20 PM Re: Hunger Games? HappyGilmore
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i thought she was the one with big hair, you were the one with back hair... crazy


Now I know the problem. You were thinking about Peepers! Me, I'm the short fluffy Italian lady who talks too much. grin






I was very disappointed with the mutts. I did not walk away from that movie the way I felt from the book. I found the whole thing lacking.
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#1682779 - 03/27/12 06:28 PM Re: Hunger Games? The Minion
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Originally Posted By: Devil Minion
Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
i thought she was the one with big hair, you were the one with back hair... crazy


Now I know the problem. You were thinking about Peepers! Me, I'm the short fluffy Italian lady who talks too much. grin



I though that the boss was Snookie smile
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#1682811 - 03/27/12 07:00 PM Re: Hunger Games? PStateBank
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That would make Minion Deena. Meatball problems...
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#1682887 - 03/27/12 08:34 PM Re: Hunger Games? Blade Scrapper
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I saw it Friday (at gf's prompting). I listened to the books (again at he gf's prompting). I like the movie and thought it did a good job of portraying the books as well as possible.

One thing I think it missed on or maybe I missed it was the gravity of the actual hunting. The movie seemed to portray it more as kids playing in the woods without consequences rather than kids with an understanding of death and the severity of their situation.

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#1682889 - 03/27/12 08:36 PM Re: Hunger Games? PStateBank
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Look it up on YouTube and you'll see it much differently
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#1682908 - 03/27/12 08:59 PM Re: Hunger Games? PStateBank
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Yeah, I think they sidelined the actual blood & gore as much as possible so that they could get the PG-13 rating in the US and a teen-friendly rating in the UK. I do think it rather lessened the impact of the film, but for those who have read the book, it may not really matter that much.
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#1683259 - 03/28/12 06:23 PM Re: Hunger Games? PStateBank
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Going to see it today!

Hubs and I went to see it on Sunday, but the 12:00, 12:30 and 3:00 were all sold out. We ended up seeing 21 Jump Street instead, which we thought was hilarious!
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#1683263 - 03/28/12 06:28 PM Re: Hunger Games? PStateBank
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This last weekend, all the theatres in the area were sold out, both days. I'm going to see it this coming Sunday and I'm stoked! I even made myself a little Mockingjay necklace pendant to wear. smile It's been a while since I've read the books so I might enjoy the movie more than those than just read it.

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