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The Hunger Games, The books and the movies
Yeroismyhero
post Mar 7 2012, 04:03 PM
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I have no clue how this isn't already a thread but I am making it now.

I am absolutely hooked on this series! I cannot wait until the movie, only a few weeks left! I have tickets for the day it comes out in IMAX. That is going to be incredible!


I turned on the radio today and my favorite station was discussing it too.


I told my fiance about it and he downloaded the first audio book and started listening. He was hooked by the first chapter.


If you haven't read the series yet, I highly suggest you go out and by the trilogy and then set aside a few days because you will not stop reading.


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and1987
post Mar 7 2012, 04:17 PM
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Here's Taylor Swift's song for the soundtrack of the film. It is very different from what she usually sings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzhAS_GnJIc
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Yeroismyhero
post Mar 7 2012, 04:26 PM
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For those not familiar with the series, here is a synopsis:

The Hunger Games takes place after the destruction of North America, in a nation known as Panem. Panem consists of a wealthy Capitol and twelve surrounding, poorer districts. District 12, where the book begins, is located in the coal-rich region that was formerly Appalachia.

As punishment for a previous rebellion against the Capitol in which a 13th district was destroyed, one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 from each district are selected by annual lottery to participate in the Hunger Games, a televised event in which the participants (or "tributes") must fight to the death in a dangerous outdoor arena controlled by the Capitol, until only one remains. The story follows 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, a girl from District 12 who volunteers for the 74th annual Hunger Games in place of her younger sister, Primrose. Also selected from District 12 is Peeta Mellark, a baker's son whom Katniss knows from school, who once gave her bread when her family was starving.



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and1987
post Mar 8 2012, 12:55 AM
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I am also looking forward to seeing Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson in the upcoming film adaptation. Lawrence was terrific in X-Men: First Class and I enjoyed Hutcherson in Journey to the Center of the Earth and Journey 2 Mysterious Island.
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and1987
post Mar 13 2012, 09:21 PM
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Photos from the red carpet premiere:

http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20419951_20578048,00.html
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Yeroismyhero
post Mar 21 2012, 03:55 PM
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I cannot wait until Friday! TWO MORE DAYS!

We have tickets to see it in IMAX and I'm pumped!

I could have gone to a midnight show but I work the next morning and would be functioning on NO sleep lol. Not good.
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post Mar 21 2012, 05:00 PM
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The film has already gotten pretty good reviews.

http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/h...-223152800.html
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post Mar 23 2012, 02:28 PM
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Happy Hunger Games!!!

I am so excited to FINALLY see the film tonight. I know it was just released at midnight but I feel so many people went to see it already lol. And I feel like we have all been waiting FOREVER for this film.


It looks like midnight sales may hit $30 million.


http://news.moviefone.com/2012/03/23/hunge..._n_1374841.html



Rotten Tomatoes has given it a 87% fresh rating.
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post Mar 23 2012, 04:47 PM
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The film earned $19.7 million in midnight showings, which was the highest midnight gross for a non-sequel film and the seventh highest midnight gross of all-time.

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/03/23/the-...ght-box-office/
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post Mar 25 2012, 05:56 PM
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The film broke Alice in Wonderland's records for the highest opening weekends for a non-sequel, in March, and for any spring release with $152.5 million.

http://collider.com/weekend-box-office-the...ll-time/154820/

http://boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=3401&p=.htm

I won't be able to go to the film this weekend since I am very busy, but I might go next weekend.
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post Mar 26 2012, 02:45 AM
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So great to see the opening weekend numbers so high!

I am going again on Tuesday with some of my sisters. I can't wait to go again!
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post Mar 27 2012, 04:16 AM
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Just saw the movie. Loved it! Knew nothing about it going in, didn't read the book, but I really enjoyed myself.
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post Mar 27 2012, 09:13 PM
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I just got back from seeing it again and LOVED it even more.


I came upon this article and I'm appalled at how racist these people are. Even when it describes Rue in the book as having dark skin. People are so close minded.


http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/r...-182705585.html
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post Mar 30 2012, 12:29 AM
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I FINALLY saw it today! It is was a terrific film! I can honestly say that I want to kick myself for not reading the book. It was very action-packed and also had some sad moments. Jennifer Lawrence is starting to become one of my favorite actresses. I loved her in X-Men: First Class, but she was even better in this. Josh Hutcherson is also really starting to become a breakout star.
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post Mar 30 2012, 03:52 PM
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^^^I HIGHLY suggest reading the books now. They captured a lot of great things but there's always something lost during the book to film adaptations.

Jennifer Lawrence is gorgeous!
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post Mar 30 2012, 10:22 PM
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The sequel films will be PG-13, but Mockingjay will be split into two films.

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/03/30/the-...equels-ratings/
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post Apr 1 2012, 04:58 PM
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I figured they were splitting it when I read an article saying they had the rights to three more films. There's a lot that goes on Mockingjay so that makes sense.
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post Apr 1 2012, 08:59 PM
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Just saw the movie....really good...I feel like I pulled a hamstring from all the running lol...for those who have not seen it yet, be prepared for lots of running, action, and a few sad moments...that is all. Happy Hunger Games-may the odds be ever in your favor!
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post Apr 2 2012, 06:35 AM
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I am a huge fan of the series and was overall pretty happy with the way the movie turned out. I have seen the film twice now and definitely liked it better the second time, after I had aired my initial frustrations.

Jennifer Lawrence is perfect as Katniss, though. I've been a fan of hers for a long time and am very happy that she accpeted the role in the end (it took her 3 days to decide if she wanted to do it or not after being offered the part).

I actually was at her appearance on Good Morning America the Wednesday before the film came out. I was in such close proximity of her for a long time and...

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post Apr 2 2012, 07:36 PM
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I saw it for a second time on Saturday and I still really enjoyed it. I also had a better understanding of the scene where Peeta throws the loaf of bread to Katiniss. Also, the film had another solid weekend at the box office with $58.6 million and it will soon become the fastest non-sequel to make $250 million at the North American box office.

http://boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=3406&p=.htm

ETA: Changed the $61.1 million to $58.6 since the actuals have been announced.
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