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Justifiably so,and don't forget Gale.
Also if this is true,it also makes Peeta appear a lot smarter,since Katniss and can only act for so long,she's just not a good Consummate Liar like Peeta.
Everyone seems to hate the Jitter Cam. I'm hoping they get rid of it for the sequels, or at least tone it down.
edited 7th Apr '12 8:23:55 PM by Mort08
It was definitely my biggest complaint.
I think it'll work best for the narrative if Peeta really was playing along. I think it'll actually be better that instead of falling for Katniss' deception, Peeta ends up Becoming the Mask and being conflicted over his feelings for her.
Movie bob talked about jittery cam. It was used for "you are their" realism like in Black Hawk Down but not it's just a cheap way to save money.
I didn't mind the jitter-cam, outside of one scene at the very start. I do think the film could have tried to be a little more atmospheric, early on, and that flashback was intrusive to the way the narrative was constructed.
And only two unintentional laughter moments, too. First were the cuts back to her boyfriend/not-a-boyfriend when Katniss was getting love-y with Peeta (they really should have defined this relationship better if she's actually not into him) and, rather horrendously, the set for Region 11 (or whatever, Rue's hometown) looked exactly like Katniss's town hall. Ha!
I also thought there was some horrid exposition going on, with a lot of the cutaways. Those probably should have been minimised for a greater level of tension (okay, that's debatable, but a couple of the cutaways were clunky).
I thought the ending was gorgeous, though. Not the horrible CGI dogs, but the reunion in the town square. Clever stuff there, with a lot of potential and something of a downer with Katniss being stuck in a really awkward position. And there were several really effective moments of tension throughout the film that I liked. Rue's death, for one. And some of the setting up too.
Elizabeth Banks killed her role. Fantastic body language and construction there, really owned that part. Told you everything you needed to know about the capital in one strut.
Maybe it's a uniform design thing.
I'm gonna give this another chance when it comes out on DVD. Perhaps I'll handle the Jitter Cam better with a small screen and the ability to pause.
BTW, do you guys know that Facebook has a new MMORPG based on the movie? Look up "Hunger Games Advenures." It's actually not that bad, and I suspect that it might even turn into an AU.
The What's My District thing is pretty cool. I'm District 3.
edited 15th Apr '12 8:12:14 PM by Mort08
I'm District 8. One of the idot girl who set a fire.
Also, Geez! Four weeks in a row?! Well, if the audience was mostly female then maybe The Lucky One will pull them away.
edited 16th Apr '12 7:39:02 AM by phoenixdaughterAM
The ambivalence saved the movie for me. The revolution was too easily provoked, but I liked how every kill, every kiss, every victory was double-edged. I also liked how Peeta seemed to be buying into his celebrity bullshit, then later confided that he didn't like it.
Here's a fun fact; after Gary Ross said he wasn't gonna direct Catching Fire but before they got Francis Lawrence, one of the directors they were considering was David freakin' Cronenberg.
I say save him for Mockingjay. Then he'll be able to REALLY work his disgusting magic.
BTW, I'm reading Catching Fire right now. Can't wait to see how they'll do the interview scene - you know the one.
The one with the dress?
Yeah. I think it could look really cool.
Just a little tidbit I thought you guys would find interesting, Hunger Games is literally just a day away from outgrossing Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 domestically. Worldwide, it's different matter, but I still find this really impressive.
edited 6th May '12 10:23:18 AM by Lionheart0
Why are the majority of moviegoers such idiots?
I don't know, you're going to have to elaborate?
Why do they mindlessly flock to movies which aren't that great? HG wasn't nearly as bad as Twilight, but it's just so boring.
Maybe it had to do with the splitting headache I had for the entire film (thank you, guy in charge of the camerawork) and the fact that my cat was scheduled for euthanization the next morning, but the whole thing was just "meh" to me.
It could've been worse, though. They could've had Katniss narrating. Seriously, that's what is killing Catching Fire for me.
edited 6th May '12 12:36:47 PM by Mort08
Yeah...I haven't read the other books but it's starting to enter the Hype Backlash stage for me. Probably because some realitives love it so much.
It makes me more interested in Battle Royale all the more.
edited 6th May '12 12:50:01 PM by phoenixdaughterAM
So I just saw the movie and read the first book (good book, intruiging movie), so I decided that I could then wikiwalk all over the pages we have here for them.
The Headscratchers page is overly long and reads more like a forum page than an article, I think.
I liked the Hunger Games before it was even cool... before forgetting about it for a year, and barely watching the first part of the movie.
I guess the moral of the story is to like things when they're cool, not before they're cool.
edited 18th Nov '12 7:32:13 PM by SantosLHalper
I read all the Hunger Games books after I saw the first movie. The movie didn't quite do the book justice but they were both great. Nothing about the story is boring. Twilight on the other hand never deserved to be made into a movie based on the first book.
If the Hunger Games took place, and all of the characters borrowed the abilities of characters their actors played in other movies, who would win?
Mainly asked because I had a funny thought about Mystique being in the Hunger Games.
Probably Haymitch because he has gunplay, magical wits, and oh yeah, Carnage powers. Also, how in the hell was there no buzz here for Catching Fire or the Mockingjays?
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