Hunger Games

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ampaterry, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    A while back, Dicks in Clarksville said they have had quite a run on archery equipment since this movie was released.
    Cool, I thought.
    We try to pick out the GOOD ones, then buy the DVD when it is released so we can enjoy it over and over for less money than seeing it in a theater.

    So we pre-ordered it from Wal-Mart on line, and got it when it was released.
    Then, we waited until our son and his wife were over to watch movies - (we get together every other week to eat and watch movies) - so we could all see it the first time together.

    This was a big disappointment.
    From all the hype, I expected a really great movie - but this was mediocre at best; poor writing, lackluster acting, special effects that were more likely to bring laughter than amazement.

    It seems to me that this movie had a specific budget, and spent a disproportionate amount of it on advertising.

    But that is just my opinion.
     
  2. Blackhawk Dave

    Blackhawk Dave Member

    740
    Nov 20, 2008
    Denton, TX
    It's a 3-part series. The movie focuses more on the game, but the book is more in-depth. Books 2 and 3 lead to a revolution which throws the regime out.
     

  3. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Well-Known Member

    Keep in mind that the books were written for teenyboppers. No different than Twilight and Harry Potter. I thought it was a pretty good movie. Granted it was kinda ruined by the POS Woody
     
  4. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    OK - hey, I did not know the background.

    So we can expect two more of these - and it might make more sense then?

    Will give it another chance!
     
  5. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    Terry, read the books. They are written for teens and the writing is not much better than the movie, but I liked the plot enough. If you think you are going to watch the other movies, it'll be worth reading the books. I doubt the next movies will do them enough justice to make them make sense. I borrowed them from my mom and a friend on my kindle and read all three of them.
     
  6. JohnHenry

    JohnHenry Well-Known Member

    I bought all three of the books, based on the press releases .... read all three books,
    looking for a story to develope .... gave the books away, don't even want to waste
    the shelf space to store them .
     
  7. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    I have a reading list as long as my arm, so I will probably not read the books either -
     
  8. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    UK
    There are three books in the Hunger Games series. I can download the MP3 audio book versions from my local library and listen to them commuting to work. Will do so in due course...
     
  9. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    UK
    Your experience with this movie reminds me of a DVD movie I once got; I kept watching hoping it would get better. It didn't.
     
  10. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Ohio
    When I don't know what I want to watch, I pop in "Shooter" and enjoy it immensely. Maybe it's the bourbon that helps.
     
  11. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    Doesn't look that interesting to me.
     
  12. Maine04657

    Maine04657 New Member

    327
    Sep 13, 2012
    Maine
    I do not get the majority of Americans. All the libs take there kids to see this and sales of archery stuff has surged. If this movie had used a firearm instead of a bow it would have been vilified by the same people who love it? In the end it is just a movie about kids killing kids.
     
  13. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Well-Known Member

    But thats ok. See this is a futuristic movie with no guns. A gun free future, where a all powerful government suppresses the outlying districts. Where they force those to fight to the death for a reality show. A perfect liberal future.
     
  14. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

    I tried to read the book. I made it two paragraphs before I had to go PUKE it was so bad.

    Though I loved all 7 Harry Potter books and the movies as well.
     
  15. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

    That is the best spot on description of the movie and books I have seen yet.
     
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