Amph The Hunger Games - best-selling trilogy, in production for a movie

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  1. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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    Yeah, I really liked the new one. I'm really excited for this!
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  2. Force Smuggler Jedi Grand Master

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    Wish we could have seen more of Finnick and Johanna.
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  3. jediknightleia Jedi Master

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    The second trailer gave me hope, I might watch it at the theater.
  4. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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    I actually liked the first movie; I thought it was a good adaptation.
  5. Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master

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    I didn't see the first movie yet, but i'm excited for the new one
  6. DarkEagle Jedi Master

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    Anyone seen Catching Fire yet? I think they did a really great job with it; very good film (very faithful to the book) :D
  7. Volderon Jedi Master

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    Loved it and I've never read the book. Definite improvement over the first.

    Although very Star Wars...white troops are storm troopers, Sutherland is the Emperor, Katniss is Luke, rebellion to try and overthrow the evil Empire etc.
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  8. Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master

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    Was going to see it last night, but it was sold out, but will be seeing it Tuesday
  9. Kyle Katarn Jedi Grand Master

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    Saw it this afternoon. Very well done and sticked to much of the book while only omitting the things which would have slowed the film down. I'll be back to see this again.

    Also, I was a bit miffed about Mockingjay being split into two parts, but got to thinking about it after the movie and started to think that it wouldn't be that bad of a thing. That book covers a LOT of ground and the film would easily be north of 3 hours long were it all done in a single film while leaving out a lot more story elements from the book than Catching Fire did.
  10. Todd the Jedi Mod and Inquisitor of SWTV

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    I haven't read the books, but I've seen both films. I liked the first; thought the second was much better. For one thing- they got rid of the shaky cam, so now I could finally tell WTF was going on. Katniss was actually a character here, and I liked her arc, especially with the implications that she's just taken her first step into a larger world, so to speak. I didn't see the twist coming with PSH's character, so well done trailers for keeping that under wraps.

    And I can't help but love everything about Stanley Tucci's character. He's just so hammy. :D
  11. Volderon Jedi Master

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    Love Stanley Tucci. The twist literally came out of nowhere and had me scratching my head. I knew something was up but I've heard in the books it's quite different because you're given a hint (albeit a small one), but in the movie a shadow of a hint would have been welcome.

    It also ended abruptly which is also different from the novel.

    BUT I agree in the shaky cam. We actually got to see more of the world in this one, no perpetual close up shots of the first movie.
  12. Todd the Jedi Mod and Inquisitor of SWTV

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    I was also happy about halfway through the film when I realized the actor that played Joanna was Rocket from Sucker Punch.
  13. Volderon Jedi Master

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    Wasn't the black dude with the wire in Spartacus and Boardwalk Empire?
  14. Todd the Jedi Mod and Inquisitor of SWTV

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    Jeffrey Wright? IDK, I just know him from the first two Craig Bond films, as well as few single films.
  15. Volderon Jedi Master

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    Yeah he was in Boardwalk and Spartacus, just looked it up. Haha I knew he looked familiar.
  16. soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master

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    I thought it was very good, though I didn't like it as much as the first one.
  17. Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master

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    I've just came back from seeing this film and I really liked it. I agree that it was an improvement over the first film (not that the first film wasn't good!) and there was a lot of character development all around. I haven't read the books, so I wasn't expecting the twist with Plutarch being actually part of the revolution and that the entire 3rd Quarter Quell was about getting Katniss out! Maybe it's because Philip Seymour Hoffman is so good at playing the baddies. :p It took me completely by surprise, but I loved it.

    So yeah, good film. :) Oh, and speaking of recognising actors from other stuff - the guy who played Finnick was also in The Pillars of the Earth.
  18. I Are The Internets Force Ghost

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  19. Kyle Katarn Jedi Grand Master

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    For those of you who haven't read the books, please do so, there is so much more in them which the films couldn't possibly cover and they will give you an even greater appreciation for the films. Plus, you'll have some idea of what to expect in the next two films.
  20. DarkEagle Jedi Master

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    -in response to nearly every movie adaptation of a book :p
  21. I Are The Internets Force Ghost

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    Saw it. Loved it. How the hell are they going to make two movies out of a 400 page book though?
  22. tom Force Ghost

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    pfft, peter jackson could make three.
  23. Force Smuggler Jedi Grand Master

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    They would probably end the 1st movie before the invasion begins and the 2nd movie will be the entire invasion.
  24. I Are The Internets Force Ghost

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    But are each of them going to be 2.5 hours long?
  25. Force Smuggler Jedi Grand Master

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    Doubtful. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 was 145 minutes and Part 2 was 130 minutes.
    Twlight Breaking Dawn Pt 1 and 2 don't seem to be more than 2 hours each.
    The 2nd one will be shorter than the first one. Unless they focus more on Gale, President Coin and Snow and others. Which they might.