Official Review thread: Hunger Games
Haven't read the book but I have watched the trailers. Looks like a modern teen take on the Most Dangerous Game. Any good? Worth watching in the theaters or better to wait and rent it on iTunes?
Read the book first or does in not matter?
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- 03-25-2012, 06:39 AM #2
I haven't read the book, but I did watch the movie and I thought it was pretty good. I expected it to be a blood bath of a movie, but it was nothing like that so if you're expecting to see a lot of blood and guts, that's not going to happen. Would I pay to see it at the theatre again? Maybe. Am I getting it when it is released on DVD? Definitely, GOD willing.
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- 03-28-2012, 09:56 AM #3
- 03-28-2012, 10:34 AM #4
Pretty sure Kobo has an iPad/iphone version. They are running a deal right now on the trilogy. Michelle Haag did a blog about it at our sister site CrackBerry.com. I was able to get each book for around 1 dollar....
- 03-31-2012, 02:07 AM #5iPhone Newbie
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Didn't read the book but I watched the movie. Was a really great movie...I enjoyed it a lot. Storyline was good. Though I can already assume they didn't go by the book cuz the Hunger Games itself went by really fast. But I would definitely recommend watching it. It's a very competitive movie.
- 04-09-2012, 11:11 AM #6
Read the books and went and saw the movie last night.
There are a lot of differences between the book and the movie, but there isn't anything that just drags the movie down or makes it as awful as a lot of people say. The muttations weren't what I thought and the Cornucopia was said to be golden in the book but was a gun metal color in the movie and most importantly, the ending of the movie wasn't on par with the book. They left a lot of things out, but I really enjoyed seeing it. The Avoxes weren't given the part in the movie that they did in the book and I missed that, especially with the red headed Avox knowing Katniss and Peeta. That played a part in the book with Katniss's emotions after she first meets the Avox girl, but it wasn't even mentioned in the movie. The Avoxes were in the background, but that's it. Maybe they'll make a showing in the deleted scenes of the DVD.
Effie's outfits made me laugh every time she came on screen.
I'm not a Woody Harrelson fan, but he did a good job as Haymitch. I absolutely loved Lenny Kravitz as Cinna, Katniss's stylist.
The Rue scenes were excellently done and were the best in the movie IMO. That's all I'll say so I won't spoil it.
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- 04-09-2012, 10:51 PM #7
- 05-04-2012, 09:16 AM #8
- 05-25-2012, 12:34 PM #9
I really enjoyed the movie.
I read the first book in 2009 I think and the whole series went on to be really good. It was the kind of book where you may not like what is happening, you aren't gushing the whole time but it tells a really good story.
I think the things they changed for the movie were minimal and can be worked into the next two without really changing any major plot points.
- 06-06-2012, 09:58 AM #10
- 06-06-2012, 10:09 AM #11
I forgot to follow up to this thread. Anyway, I bought the e-book and read it about a month ago and with the exception of the mentioning of the Avox people, the book was spot-on with the movie. As I mentioned in my first reply, I will indeed get the DVD when it is released.
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- 06-15-2012, 11:14 PM #12
I'm reading book 2 right now.
- 06-21-2012, 09:12 AM #13