I Just saw the movie hunger games. As good as the movie was it was very upsetting to watch. What did you think of the movie?
I hadn't read the books, but I did see the movie (a friend dragged me with him). I was pleasantly surprised! While a lot of people are up in arms comparing it to Battle Royale, Hunger Games is definitely a well put together movie. I could feel the careful planning in each scene, and I loved it!
I went and saw the midnight showing. I thought it was just okay. Not too bad, but nothing absolutely spectacular either. Not too sure about the casting, but I think the actors will grow to fit the roles. I definitely do not like the fan-girl hype and the Twilight-esque feel to all of it though.
I might see it again with friends when it comes out on DVD, but I'm in no hurry to go out and buy a Hunger Games pillowcase or t-shirt.
The scene of teens standing in the forest chanting "Kill her, kill her, kill her" is very real - I've seen this happen on urban school grounds. The book is more graphic, but the film is stunning and will frighten many with images that are all WWII, coal mining poverty, French Regency decadence, labor camps and Star Wars Storm Troopers. But perhaps some need to be frightened to prevent a future holocaust.
As I've already written, we are already in the Hunger Games but more subtly; it's not in the future, it's now. We are all Katniss.
I saw it last week with my son, who has read the trilogy and said they were the best books he had ever read. My son loved the film and I thought it was extremely good. I would not have gone if I hadn't taken him but it is an excellent film, although the whole killing concept is quite disturing.
What rating does the film have in the US? In the UK it is rated 12A, meaning anyone of any age can see it under supervision of an adult. There have been many complaints that it should be rated 15. My own son is only 11, but he wasn't disturbed by it - since he already knew the story he knew what to expect.
I'm reading the book now. Very good writing from Suzanne Harris. I will see the movie later.
I've read the first book and skimmed the second and third, and I thought it was one of the best book-to-film adaptations I've seen in a long time. They managed to stick remarkably closely to the plot of the book, while skimming over some of the gaps in the worldbuilding. I'm still a little skeptical of Peeta and Gale's casting, but Jennifer Lawrence really knocked it out of the park as Katniss.
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by Carly Sullens 6 years ago
What are your thoughts on children (9 and above) watching the Hunger Games?My son's friends have seen the Hunger Games and even play the video. I enjoyed the books myself and even the movie. My son has not seen the movie yet. With it coming out on DVD, I know he will be asking if...
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by creamsoda 6 years ago
What is your Hunger Games Movie Review?I live in a super small town so I won't be seeing it any time soon Let me know what you thought of it!
by Nankoenig 8 years ago
Hi. I saw your casting ideas for The Hunger Games. I must say you did a really good job.But you missed one. Breendan Gleeson as Haymitch. And I want Romany Malco (I actually know him) to be BeeTee. Would you mind suggesting it? He'd be 43-44 when the film was made.
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