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    I have heard good reviews of the new film 'The Hunger Games', I might take my children to see it. Has anyone in this forum seen the film and what is your opinion.
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    I have teenagers who are the target demographic of the novels so I've read the books. So if by children you mean pre-teens, I'd expect things to be a bit too intense for them.
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    • #3
      Apparently the novels are almost as big as Twilight, so I expect the film will be a huge hit.

      I've heard mixed reviews. Some said the usual "it didn't follow the book closely enough," some said it was cheesy, and others felt it was awesome.

      In any case, I think it's worth seeing and making your own call.
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      • #4
        I haven't read the books (not really into teen books), but from what I've seen and read it looks rather silly IMHO.
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        • #5
          I'm with Wellington - I'll see it and decide then.
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          • #6
            I don't get the hoopla. Maybe I'm too old. I didn't do Twilight either.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Roadkiller View Post
              I have teenagers who are the target demographic of the novels so I've read the books. So if by children you mean pre-teens, I'd expect things to be a bit too intense for them.
              No my children are all teenagers.
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              • #8
                My wife has never read the books but took my younger cousin(age 17) who has, both of them absolutely loved the film.
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                • #9
                  I gave it a 7/10. It follows the book(which is a mashup of "Lord of the Flies" and "The Running Man")closely, which means it has the weaknesses of the book. By making all of the other "tributes" psychotic one dimensional villians it sucks all of the edge out of the situation, making it easy to have no problem with their deaths. The movie drags at points(its almost 2.5 hours long)and most of the dramatic tension is in the first hour, especially the Holocaust like selection process in the beginning. In order to get by the fact the movie has kids brutilizing each other the action is shot with the "shaky cam" in order to obscure whats going on, its far less comprehensible then the efforts in Saving Private Ryan. I'm just glad its not Twilight.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jtt View Post
                    I'm just glad its not Twilight.
                    Amen brother!
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                    • #11
                      I have 4 from my 1st wife,aged 36-29,two teens from 2nd (wife from hell) 17 and 16 now,and 4 under 9. None have expressed interest in that movie.

                      Originally posted by Kendrick View Post
                      No my children are all teenagers.
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                      • #12
                        Having read a synopsis, it sounds like just the kind of film I try to avoid. I can't fathom the massive interest in books and movies like this.


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                        • #13
                          Nor can I Phil. Nor can I.
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                          • #14
                            I think the appeal is the typical one for teenage novels - it portrays a situation where teenagers can make a big difference to the world by their actions. It appeals to their adolescent search for meaning, their already budding ambition (the limit of which had not been tempered with reality and morality), and their ego.

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                            • #15
                              This may be a better read:

                              The Hunger But Mainly Death Games

                              http://www.amazon.com/Hunger-But-Mai...4957422&sr=8-1

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