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by Badman3000 aka H.N.I.C
by Harold Lee Brown Jr
Tags: Audio, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Review, Spill, Spill.com, The Hunger Games
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I heard that they are going to make another Percy Jackson film next year.
Rented, viewed it last night/early this morning, really enjoyed it and woke up still haunted by it and what people will do to survive. I may have never seen it in a theater, but it is worth the theater experience, so I'd give it a low Full Price.
"they can't just repeat her being a Hunger Games contestant"... yeah, sure they can't.
Also, without it being directly explained, I got that the hand-signal was a perhaps verboten gesture from the rebellions. I'm kind of assuming, based on the President's reactions and the fact that they can't just repeat her being a Hunger Games contestant that the next stories involve Katniss forming the seed of a new rebellion in Movie/Book II and the actual rebellion in Movie/Book III. Again, this is from information gotten from the movies, not the books -- so I feel it was a pretty clear film.
Something in this review is driving me nuts. I haven't read the books (and honestly didn't expect much) -- although based on this film I will definitely do so now. I am nowhere near a young adult. Most of the things Corey and Bot didn't pick up on, and thus thought the movie failed to communicate were clear and obvious. In particular, the fact that Katniss didn't feel the same way about Peter as he did about her (and at first was simply playing along for "sponsor appeal") but eventually felt SOMETHING for him -- but not the undying love he felt for her nor that was professed. This was further reinforced by the ending, in which she was coached to give that as her "Romeo and Juliet" reason for proposing they kill themselves by eating the berries... because her real, rebellious/defiant reason of not giving them the satisfaction would have gotten her and all her 'pit crew' in hot water. As is the fact that Woody Harrelson's character can't stand the games, his participation or the society that holds them. Likewise clear (although Corey mentioned it) were items like the more rations you take, the more you are entered into the lottery, that the Hunger Games are basically a way of giving just enough of a hope carrot to keep the oppressed bought-into the system, the fact that the rural areas are purposefully kept backward and all support a parasitic central district, and that the final guy killed -- who was depicted as a horrible monster -- was truly scared and just as lost as the others. Finally, the girl who played Katniss was impressive in her subtlety. I'm surprised Co-Host in particular didn't catch on to the fact that she was scared sh**less for most of the film, but was used to keeping it internal for the sake of those around her (to her mom: don't you cry in front of Prim). In fact, I'd say her performance almost on par -- in a more downplayed role -- with Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit.
my psersnel thought is that this movie sucked ass because there was too much drama and not enough action this made the movie and the audience suffer this sucked and not enough killings more people deserved to die in this film not enough death so i will tell you something this movie dosent deserve some all bullshit it deserves a big old fashined fuck you and most importantly those who think this an awesome movie than you are retarded,a loser and you and the movie deserve a go fuck yourself and no sireccly go fuck yourself.
One thing I'd have to say about the BR vs HG comparison is that in BR, you feel empathy for almost all the schoolkids, even ones that only appear for a short 30 second scene. Apart from the 1 or 2 psychos that relish the opportunity for bloodshed, all these kids are terrified, they don't want to kill or be killed and that is totally apparent throughout. In Hunger Games, all the other Tributes beside the 2 protagonists are one-dimensional cut-outs, either getting killed before any time to empathise with them is given or they're just evil sadistic cartoonish villains - for me, that totally ruined any power the central premise of a bunch of kids being forced to kill each other might of had, the moral and ethical dillema being abscent cos you either don't care about the other kids cos u don't know them or you want them to die cos they're such assholes. For me, that's why BR is the much more powerful film, not cos of the violence, but cos of the empathy you feel for ALL the kids, not just the two protagonists.
I didn't like the books too much, but fans deserve better. The effects and set design are terrible. I hope the entire crew is replaced for the second film.
I saw this movie just last weekend and I wasn't really looking forward to it as much(Well a bit more thanks to this review)I wasn't expecting to like it. As I normally don't care for films where rich posh people enjoying watching the poor die for their entertainment films...(I prefer criminals dying for EVERYONE's entertainment! Thank you VERY much!) but I LOVED this movie it was a MILLION times better than what I thought it was going to be!I really did like a lot of things about this movie. Except the shaky cam and the hiding of the horror and gore! No I don't like seeing kid deaths in films but it'd made the deaths more sad to actually see what was going on! Like as you put it and I do to that at the end the final fight I couldn't tell the 2 dudes apart but I blame that on casting as to me they looked too much a like! A 6'2"ish, about 200-225lbs, Blond Hair, Muscular, White Boy... now tell me which of the 2 I just described!?My favorite part I do gotta say was the black dude from District 11 when he beat that knife throwing girl to death for killing Rue! And Haymitch was my favorite character of them all!I do wish the Dogs were explained like Irving said they were in the book that'd been awesome to see them with the dead kid's eyes!I can see some parodies being made of this film happening somewhere. Like the girl being injured in a tree and needing that ointment when one of those parachutes shows up and she opens it and it's got like a bottle of Coca Cola or Bud Light in it instead! My only other complaint(not really one just a logic error to me) was the whole society all together! I'm not big into sociology, but that world wouldn't work like that for very long! Yeah it might for the 1st 25-50years, but the Hunger Games as a means to keep the poor masses inline wouldn't work for very long. As in that type of social climate you(as an evil dictator) are just asking for an even bigger revolt as you're basically breeding a people that are from birth afraid at any moment they might be called up to die horribly in a combat arena... So basically you've created a warrior society. Meaning every one is ready to die and weather it be in an arena or fighting to kill you and over throw your government doesn't really matter to them... all it'd take is one really good leader to rally them up. But, I guess that's what the movies/books are leading up to... IDK as I haven't read them but it's what I picked up from seeing it! XP
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