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#1 Bini

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:48 PM

Never read the books (which I hear are fantastic) but saw the movie tonight and it was great! Having known little, or should I say nothing about it, the plot was very interesting and the movie itself quite entertaining. Apparently, this series is speculated to have a bigger fan base and be bigger than Twilight.. Yeh, I know - we'll see about that. But still, worth seeing. If you plan on going - reserve seats ahead of time! Or just wait til crowds die down. It's a long movie too, run time like 2hr30m, so bring snacks :)

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:49 PM

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:56 PM

I went to see it. I hated it. :-(

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:01 PM

I went to see it. I hated it. :-(


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That's okay. I hated Avatar!

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:35 PM

My daughter and I both read all three books. I enjoy politics and sci fi...so yeah, I loved it. Kinda cool that my 11-year old was all hyped up about seeing this on a "daddy date." Life is good.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:45 PM

It was a very violent concept, but they definitely tried to minimize the gore factor, which was good. I really enjoyed it, and I also HATED Avatar. Now I will have to read the trilogy and wait for the next movies to come out.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:04 PM

Good movie!!!!! Most of the time though I was pondering the political message of the movie.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:52 PM

Now I will have to read the trilogy and wait for the next movies to come out.


I believe November 2013 is the expected release of the next movie.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:18 AM

I have not seen the film yet but have read the trilogy and am excited to see how the movie turned out. :) I will be going when the crowds die down. I'm patient. ;)
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:31 AM

A story where a corrupt, tyrannical, pompous and decadent government/society punishes its lower class districts by subjecting their innocent children to endure an annual ritual game of life or death where only one child can survive, rather than summarily executing them as a lesson to the districts for a failed attempt at uprising. I have mixed feelings about the movie.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:41 AM

A story where a corrupt, tyrannical, pompous and decadent government/society punishes its lower class districts by subjecting their innocent children to endure an annual ritual game of life or death where only one child can survive, rather than summarily executing them as a lesson to the districts for a failed attempt at uprising. I have mixed feelings about the movie.


But, but... they overthrow the corrupt government in the end! :) I know what you mean, though. It is a very "adult" concept written as a young adult series. I think that is what surprised me and enthralled me so much when I read the books. It has frightening correlations to real life and the tyrannical regimes of our history. It is something that you would expect to be read/viewed by only a mature audience- something analyzed in a college class perhaps.. but it has become popular enough among our young that it is read in schools and has been made into a film also geared toward the young.

I just hope that the movie does an adequate job of portraying just how awful the concept of the "games" really was and doesn't glorify it. It was exciting, when reading, to see Katniss inadvertently starting a rebellion and tearing down the tyranny- and I would not at all have enjoyed the books as much as I did if it was just about children fighting to the death. I loved that the books really get you thinking. I hope the film does the same.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:48 AM

We went and saw this as a family yesterday. I have not read the books but I enjoyed the movie. On a political note, what makes this movie interesting to me is that the wealthy oppressors did not appear to be greedy corporations (Hollywoods favorite scapegoat) but big entertainment, big media, big fashion. It was the producers in this society that were being subjugated and abused. It made this much more palatable imho. I just received the trilogy so I'm looking forward to reading this series.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:44 AM

I thought the message was about wealthy countries and 3rd world countries. We have everything well the third world countries can barely get enough to eat. We are not scared to exploit the third world countries for their natural resources. Yet, beauty is a billion dollar industry here. Then of course we keep them warring with each other so they won't up rise against us. In the end though people will break free, we have seen that throughout history. You can look at many countries standing up to the big bad capital of the wold(America) right now.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:53 AM

I thought the message was about wealthy countries and 3rd world countries. We have everything well the third world countries can barely get enough to eat. We are not scared to exploit the third world countries for their natural resources. Yet, beauty is a billion dollar industry here. Then of course we keep them warring with each other so they won't up rise against us. In the end though people will break free, we have seen that throughout history. You can look at many countries standing up to the big bad capital of the wold(America) right now.


Am I understanding you correctly? The USA is responsible for the wealth (or lack thereof) of other countries? We have the responsibility to feed the world?
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:16 AM

I thought the message was about wealthy countries and 3rd world countries. We have everything well the third world countries can barely get enough to eat. We are not scared to exploit the third world countries for their natural resources. Yet, beauty is a billion dollar industry here. Then of course we keep them warring with each other so they won't up rise against us. In the end though people will break free, we have seen that throughout history. You can look at many countries standing up to the big bad capital of the wold(America) right now.


You do realize that the 13 districts depicted in the movie are in North America right? The 12th district being Appalachia. If your worried about exploitation I would think your enemy is China. Look at what they are doing around the world.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:19 AM

You do realize that the 13 districts depicted in the movie are in North America right? The 12th district being Appalachia. If your worried about exploitation I would think your enemy is China. Look at what they are doing around the world.


Interesting, could you elaborate. What do you mean the districts represent North America?

I have only read the first book and watched the movie.

Despite what I wrote I am PRO USA, I am also a realist though.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:23 AM

Am I understanding you correctly? The USA is responsible for the wealth (or lack thereof) of other countries? We have the responsibility to feed the world?


On this earth there is enough food for the whole human family to eat good daily. However, it is due to greed on the part of many people that food is not divided. It is not only the USA, it is many more wealthy countries. I am also sure if the countries roles were reversed it would be the same way.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:24 AM

I have yet to see the movies, but I read the books. I think the point Collins is trying to make is a social one, not necessarily a political one. The people of Capitol City weren't necessarily bad, yet I remember being shocked to read about how they would eat so much food, throw it up, and eat more just because it was there, completely oblivious to what was happening in the outer districts. And, although they seemed to be in a state of bliss or pleasure, there were many of them that did not like being subjected to President Snow's rule, finally realizing that pleasure is not happiness. @Tyler: What Windseeker said was that the story takes place in North America, not representing it. :P Also, sure, we have enough money and food to go around, but there are many places where it is pretty much impossible to get it to the people because of a corrupt government. We'd help if we could.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:29 AM

I was reading an article about how both sides of the political spectrum, left and right, feel like this story espouses their own political beliefs and ideals. Interesting.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:43 AM

I was reading an article about how both sides of the political spectrum, left and right, feel like this story espouses their own political beliefs and ideals. Interesting.


I am not left or right, that is just how I interpreted it. I admit that is an over thought interpretation.
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