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Otaku Chat “Yo, where's my Hunger Games movie thread?” by kashira

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nomad 2 years ago on 04/02/12
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I didnt think it was an attack, I just feel that movie should be judged on what it presents to its audience, having a book explain the movie ruins the entire purpose of the movie!

A movie should stand alone. A good story is well explained and not left to the audience to go and figure it out in a book after seeing the movie!
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pamelaNeko 2 years ago on 04/02/12
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I mean you have to acknowledge that this society is a few generations in already, maybe they don't question it. Not like they have Twitter to fuel their Panem Spring.
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Killian 2 years ago on 04/02/12
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I may need to see it a second time but the more I think about this movie the more I come to the conclusion that it really sucks balls when standing alone without the books.

Even with the books you have to suspend some reasoning about the story. It's very flat and once you start digging bellow the surface all sorts of things fall apart.
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nomad 2 years ago on 04/02/12
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pamelaNeko said:
I mean you have to acknowledge that this society is a few generations in already, maybe they don't question it. Not like they have Twitter to fuel their Panem Spring.


I like your explanations of the premise except you get NONE OF IT from the movie. All you get as a back story is that 2 second film they present when they are raffling off the kids.

Like Killian is saying, the movie itself without the books is really bad, you don't understand anything of what is going on and to be honest it doesn't even look THAT oppressive since you barely see any of it, I mean all you see is her prancing in the forest and hunting, even her friend is there with her having fun, you DO get the sense that they are poor but what does that mean? People were extremely poor in the 1900's but they weren't being oppressed! How are we suppose to know that?

Alot of things dont make sense, Im sure they explain it in the books, but that doesnt make the movie good because its explained in the books! Its still a bad movie!

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Killian 2 years ago on 04/02/12
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The biggest thing absent in the movie was the fact that everyone was STARVING. Everyone lived on the brink of death with no food, even in the Games. Their lives were 100% controlled by the Capital, especially their sources of food.
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pamelaNeko 2 years ago on 04/02/12
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nomad said:


I like your explanations of the premise except you get NONE OF IT from the movie. All you get as a back story is that 2 second film they present when they are raffling off the kids.

Like Killian is saying, the movie itself without the boo...
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that's too bad :\ I haven't seen the movie yet.
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Allison 2 years ago on 04/02/12
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One of the most important things they left out of the movie is that it is illegal to train for the games. They look the other way for the richer districts, but some of the more strict districts, like the one Rue (the 12 year old) is from, laws are very stricly enforced.

They probably thought it wasn't important to put that in the movie because most people can suspend their disbelief and take the movie as total fantasy, but for people like Rick that need everything to be realistic and thoroughly explained, it might have helped to know that little bit of info.
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nomad 2 years ago on 04/03/12
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Allison said:
One of the most important things they left out of the movie is that it is illegal to train for the games. They look the other way for the richer districts, but some of the more strict districts, like the one Rue (the 12 year old) is from, laws are v...


Its not that I cant suspend my disbelief, its that they don't explain ANYTHING in this movie, you're left to guess whats going on and accept things because they are happening.

Things don't have to be realistic or even thoroughly explained, but christ give me SOMETHING, make the god damn plot at least one iota believable!
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Scarlett 2 years ago on 04/06/12
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SAW IT AND ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. Extremely pleased with what they did to show things outside of Katniss' head. Ughyay!
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kairi-g 2 years ago on 04/07/12
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Im going to go see it again tonight! My parents wanted to go see it, my mom has read the book and my dad hasn't so it will be interesting to get their point of view on the movie too. I had a lot of the same complaints about character development and back story being changed or left out, but I still really enjoyed the movie!

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Slade xTekno 2 years ago on 04/16/12
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Saw this tonight. Haven't read the books. I'm on Rick's side that the movie is pretty flimsy without the books, but I enjoyed it all the same. It was a fun little ride, albeit a little predictable. The actress for Katniss was fantastic, and I really liked how they got across what was going on in her head. And when it cut to her just sitting and bawling next to that log, after Rue dies and the scenes of the rebellion... that was good.

There was so much more potential for social commentary. I was tempted to read the books, but after reading what Pam said, I may just wait for the other movies.
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pamelaNeko said:
You know, when I was reading the books I ate them up like candy, but was just YEARNING for a better writer to tackle this issue. I wanted to learn about why & how something like the the Games would become a part of their (our?) society. The books never delivered anything that interesting. The universe is INCREDIBLY SHALLOW, basically written from the point of view of a 17-year-old. Which is why many people love them, I'm sure. But I was ultimately left disappointed, it just rang hollow.

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