#1 Posted by stoodspoon (592 posts) -

Also did you see it in IMAX since it was filmed in that format

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#2 Posted by ShadowSkill11 (1783 posts) -

I read the book. It was okay.

#3 Posted by Baillie (4025 posts) -

I did. Saw it in the IMAX too. It was pretty great.

#4 Edited by VeggiesBro (117 posts) -

I watched it in IMAX last weekend. I thought it was pretty good. I'm interested to see how the next movie goes. As I keep hearing the third book isn't the greatest.

#5 Posted by Stilblad (87 posts) -

@veggiesbro: The third book made me hate Katniss.

I saw the movie with my family last weekend and I though that it was a good representation of that book and that it was far superior to the first movie. Unfortunately I didnt see it in IMAX

#6 Posted by VeggiesBro (117 posts) -

@stilblad: Yeah, that's been the typical response from others I've talked to about the third movie. I guess right now it's hard for me to think of why. I have a few theories, but they're probably out to lunch.

#7 Posted by Hunkulese (2628 posts) -

The first book was a lot better.

#8 Posted by Humanity (8719 posts) -

@veggiesbro: the third book veers drastically into the realm of the ridiculous where most major characters suddenly make behavioral 180's and the plot jumps completely off the rails. It's an interesting read if only to witness how a fairly interesting story lost steam halfway through the second novel, but a third was written anyway, patched together from various conflicting elements like some hideous literary Frankenstein.

#9 Posted by billnyethesciencepie (1333 posts) -

Someone should put it out

#10 Posted by hermes (1350 posts) -

I haven't seen the movie. I read the book, though, and wasn't impressed.

Simply put, I found the premise far too similar to the previous book; so I disliked the feeling that too little happened.

#11 Posted by Pr1mus (3779 posts) -

It's great to hear almost everyone say how the third book isn't great and that of course they're making two movies out of it because of course they would stretch things too thin like every other franchise these days. It's promising.

#12 Edited by Animasta (14637 posts) -

@pr1mus said:

It's great to hear almost everyone say how the third book isn't great and that of course they're making two movies out of it because of course they would stretch things too thin like every other franchise these days. It's promising.

A big problem of the third book is it's too dense, so the two movies actually makes sense

#13 Posted by thatdutchguy (1267 posts) -

It's shit.

#14 Posted by Hailinel (23689 posts) -
@animasta said:

@pr1mus said:

It's great to hear almost everyone say how the third book isn't great and that of course they're making two movies out of it because of course they would stretch things too thin like every other franchise these days. It's promising.

A big problem of the third book is it's too dense, so the two movies actually makes sense

The third book is a fucking dungeon crawl that kills off a lot of characters.

#15 Posted by DeadpanCakes (778 posts) -
#16 Posted by EXTomar (4453 posts) -

My thoughts: I'd rather go see Frozen. At least the leaps in logic are just taken as such instead of treated as "drama".

#17 Edited by VeggiesBro (117 posts) -

@humanity: Wow, it sounds like hot garbage.

#18 Posted by FunkasaurasRex (847 posts) -

I'm consistently baffled that adults give a shit about this franchise. It's like Harry Potter all over again.

#19 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11423 posts) -

I was press-ganged into watching it with friends and was mildly entertained. It's not high art, and it's sort of the same as the first movie, but eh. I didn't have to pay for my ticket.

#20 Edited by MormonWarrior (2534 posts) -

Liked the movie a lot. It was a lot more confident and character-focused than the first one, and the actors felt more comfortable in their roles. Definitely a good adaptation, even though they seem to have toned down the violence a bit much at times.

#21 Posted by Humanity (8719 posts) -

I'm consistently baffled that adults give a shit about this franchise. It's like Harry Potter all over again.

I read the first book not knowing that it's a "Young Adult" novel, which quickly became apparent by the writing. Unfortunately I fell victim to my curse of simply wanting to know what happens next and bought the second book which ends on a cliff hanger and then the third book which is a slog was a simple inevitability of the entire situation.

It's definitely worse than Harry Potter because those book were aimed at a younger audience and were at least whimsical for the most part. Hunger Games is very heavily targeted at teens, and as such there is plenty of heavy handed introspective soul searching, love triangles and teen-idealized romance that is stretched thin beyond any measure of good taste.

Are they bad books? Not really, but I think most adults would find them very trite.

#22 Posted by Baillie (4025 posts) -

I honestly give no shits about the books, haven't read them - never will. The movies are turning out pretty great, Jennifer Lawrence is an outstanding lead.

#23 Edited by FunkasaurasRex (847 posts) -

@humanity said:
It's definitely worse than Harry Potter because those book were aimed at a younger audience and were at least whimsical for the most part.

I'd say that probably applies for the early Harry Potter novels; I recall reading Order of the Phoenix (I think that's the one after Goblet of Fire) when I was in high school and it seemed pretty clear that Rowling was targeting the "Young Adult" market.

Edit: Sorry for going off topic a bit bee tee dubs

#24 Posted by MonetaryDread (1987 posts) -

I watched it in IMAX last weekend. I thought it was pretty good. I'm interested to see how the next movie goes. As I keep hearing the third book isn't the greatest.

There is hope though. The second book was mostly terrible and yet the movie turned out pretty decently.

#25 Posted by Roger_Klotz (764 posts) -

Definitely has the second movie in a trilogy feel. Lots of build up with no or little pay-off, with an incomplete story. However, I thought the movie was pretty good. I have not read the books.

#26 Posted by Evilsbane (4519 posts) -

@baillie said:

I honestly give no shits about the books, haven't read them - never will. The movies are turning out pretty great, Jennifer Lawrence is an outstanding lead.

She is SO GOOD it is one of the few times I have been watching a movie and exclaimed (to myself) how good her acting is I BELIEVED her, the way her hands shook the look on her face she is something else.

#27 Edited by VeggiesBro (117 posts) -

@monetarydread: Yeah, i'm hopeful that the last movie is at least somewhat decent, as so far i've enjoyed the series to date.