Mania Review: The Hunger Games Comments -


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ddiaz28 3/23/2012 1:26:06 PM

Two movies a year???  That is really low.  You must be extremely picky about what you go see or just don't like going out to the movies.  The only films I definitely don't spend money to see are comedies and most horror/thriller films.  If it's got great action or vfx, I'm there.  There have definitely been way more than 2 movies a year worthy of seeing at the theater in the past decade and a half.  Do you ever skip seeing a flick in the theater and then wish you had once you've seen it at home?

gauleyboy420 3/23/2012 1:41:14 PM

CAN'T WAIT! Didn't read the review as I won't get to see it til next wek, but I'm psyched that Rob gave it a B that means it's AAAWWEEESOME!

Oh yeah, if you need to compare it to a kids book, a fair comparison is Harry Potter, not Twilight.

EagleManiac 3/23/2012 1:59:50 PM

InnerSanctum, Yes, I've seen House, and that was simply a real life she's married, to a MAN. Unfortunately, that man is not me! DAMN!!! And she has such incredible eyes!

EagleManiac 3/23/2012 2:02:32 PM

VTGamehendge, I haven't been to the theaters since Tron: Legacy. I go MAYBE once a year. I used to go all the time back in the 80's, back when going to the movies was more fun, and less expensive! There were also a lot more movies to see that were worth the price of admission!

I plan to see Prometheus and The Avengers this year. But that's it. TDKR is NOT on my list of movies, even when it comes to cable.

dojen1 3/23/2012 2:12:49 PM

Why all the talk about Olivia Wilde? To my knowledge she is not in this film. BTW I agree, she IS gorgeous. One more BTW: does anyone see a resemblance between Olivia Wilde and Kris Williams of Ghost Hunters? I do


EagleManiac 3/23/2012 2:22:44 PM

Dojen1, I hadn't noticed that she wasn't even in this movie. I assumed she was due to her being mentioned, so I piled on with my 2 cents!

Yes, I notced that Kris Williams looks like she could be her sister!



ElBaz13 3/23/2012 3:38:24 PM

Just came back from seeing it.

I would give this a solid A. What a great interpratation of the book. In fact, I felt the movie better. The book was all Katniss' point of view therefore you are reading the thoughts of a teenage girl.

The movie explores the other side and in fact ads scenes that cannot be interpreted since they are Katniss' thoughts. Very well executed and a solid cast. A good sci-fi story with elements of many classic sci-fi films.

Give credit to Gary Ross for something well done like this. Just the Reaping scene at the beginning was so nerve-racking/shocking/scary that everyone in the theatre sat in silence to embrace the emotional power of that scene.



jetpackjesus 3/23/2012 8:25:54 PM

I will echo what ElBaz said.  The movie is actually substantially better than the book.  I don't know that I've ever said that before, but it's definitely the case here. 

Of course, I had a lot of problems with the books, even though I still enjoyed them.  I feel that the movie fixed most of the major problems with the book.  

iceknight52 3/23/2012 10:26:44 PM

Never read the book so I have nothing to compare it to other than 5-10 other sci-fi/fantasy movies I can think of that did it better. Sorry guys, this movie sucked. But good to know that you are all on the same boat as the rest of the screaming girls in my theater. Hope that Twilight preview at the beginning was also the pinnacle of your week. LOL...

vitieddie 3/23/2012 11:54:57 PM


"Good ... nowhere near great"

Just came back from the cinema. 

The story was engaging and the actors did an admirable job. Production values were solid. I liked the actual hunger game itself - the action was more practical than spectacular.

The shaky cam work was a bit annoying. The gore was almost non-existent.

My biggest gripe was the character RUE. I felt she was the most likable and endearing person in the movie. But her appearance seemed brief and sporadic. So her last scene was not as moving as I hoped it would be. Can fans of the books tell me if her story is portrayed completely?

Oh, yea ... this definitely is a teen-y movie ... the romantic scenes brought tears (of pain) to my eyes ... and I think I saw "Jacob" sulking aournd in the movie ...

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