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HG - I just got back . . .

and I loved it!!! 

Anyone else see it tonight?  It's amazing how I knew what was going to happen but was still so enthralled with the movie.  I usually hate knowing what's going to happen in a movie but I was so involved with the characters that it didn't matter.  Definitely did the book justice, IMHO!!

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    I saw it.  Thought it was ok.  I will be completely honest, I haven't read the books, so I know that had something to do with it.  I just knew I couldn't get attached to characters because they were going to die.  And I really dislike the whole futuristic premise they are founded on.
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    That's interesting.  I was actually wondering if I would have liked the movie so much without having read the book.  I was thinking it might be hard to sympthathize with the characters without kind of knowing them already. 
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    edited March 2012
    I saw the movie last night too but I have to agree with raven, I thought it was okay... like mediocre at best. I read the first book and was so excited to see the movie, and it disappointed me as movies made after books usually do. I read all of the Twilight books, the movies sucked.... the only movies that I did like that were made after the book were the Harry Potter movies. 

    I think the movie took out a lot of important parts and watered it down. I don't think that viewers who didn't read the books can understand how hard the hunger games were based on the movie. They took out the part about her almost dehydrating to death (she found water right away in the movie) and everytime she shot an animal in the movie, she got it. They didn't make it look challenging enough. I also didn't like the character who played Peeta. I also didn't like how the announcers of the game would explain aspects of the games. 
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    The thing I hate about movies based on books is when I read the book first I have a pre-conceived notion of what the characters look like, and when in the movie they don't look like what I pictured, it annoys me. Like there's one John Grisham book (can't remember which one now) where I pictured the character as a fat, balding, middle aged white man. In the movie, the character is played by Denzel Washington.

    On the other hand, I don't like watching the movie before reading the book, especially when the movie closely matches the book. Like Game of Thrones (I know it's a TV series, but same idea). I watched the first season then read the book and it feels like I'm just re-watching the series in my head. And then I found it hard to get into the second one because I couldn't use my imagination to picture what was happening.
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    My FI thought it was funny that no one was ever hungry in the movie and it's true.  There was something else that really bothered me but I can't remember what it was now....

    EDIT: I remember now, a lot of things seemed really predictable.  They made a big deal about Rue, I figured that Peeta and her were both going to win, and she was going to get the highest score. 
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_hg-i-just-got-back?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:55cdbdb2-ae9e-43ed-929b-d397cdfa17baPost:5e2591fa-63ce-4b50-b38a-921a6e8c2200">Re: HG - I just got back . . .</a>:
    [QUOTE]My FI thought it was funny that no one was ever hungry in the movie and it's true.  There was something else that really bothered me but I can't remember what it was now.... EDIT: I remember now, a lot of things seemed really predictable.  They made a big deal about Rue, I figured that Peeta and her were both going to win, and she was going to get the highest score. 
    Posted by ravenray[/QUOTE]

    Exactly. But in the book it wasn't predictable... it was actually really suspenseful. And it was more intense in the book too, I think they just messed it up big time. It was almost dumb..
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    I saw it yesterday. It was ok, at best. Certainly not worth the hype. Though the book was great.
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