Follow TV Tropes

Following

The Hunger Games

Go To

terlwyth Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
Apr 7th 2012 at 2:38:17 PM

[up] 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.

Luminous beings we are, not this crude matter
Mort08 Pirate AND writer! from Oklahoma Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Pirate AND writer!
Apr 7th 2012 at 8:23:39 PM

[up][up][up] 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

Looking for some stories?
HopelessSituationWarrior Na´ve Newcomer from Canada. The middle part.
Apr 9th 2012 at 7:39:30 PM

It was definitely my biggest complaint.

"Weird doors open. People fall into things."
Lionheart0 Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Apr 9th 2012 at 7:44:24 PM

[up][up][up]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.

vanthebaron Mystical Monkey Master from Carlyle, Il
Mystical Monkey Master
Apr 10th 2012 at 8:11:20 AM

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.

Untitled Power Rangers Story
Nicknacks Ding-ding! Going down... from Land Down Under
Ding-ding! Going down...
Apr 10th 2012 at 11:02:00 AM

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.

This post has been powered by avenging fury and a balanced diet.
Mort08 Pirate AND writer! from Oklahoma Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Pirate AND writer!
Apr 15th 2012 at 8:04:08 PM

the set for Region 11 (or whatever, Rue's hometown) looked exactly like Katniss's town hall.

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. smile

edited 15th Apr '12 8:12:14 PM by Mort08

Looking for some stories?
phoenixdaughterAM Wiping All Out from Cursed college Relationship Status: Wishing you were here
Wiping All Out
Apr 16th 2012 at 7:33:49 AM

I'm District 8. One of the idot girl who set a fire. evil grin

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

Persona 3 Portable Liveblog
johnnyfog Actual Wrestling Legend from the Zocalo Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
Actual Wrestling Legend
Apr 16th 2012 at 8:33:02 AM

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.

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.

I'm a skeptical squirrel
Mort08 Pirate AND writer! from Oklahoma Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Pirate AND writer!
Apr 24th 2012 at 11:48:25 PM

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. smile

Looking for some stories?
WarriorEowyn from Victoria
Apr 25th 2012 at 5:02:45 AM

The one with the dress?

Mort08 Pirate AND writer! from Oklahoma Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Pirate AND writer!
Apr 25th 2012 at 1:49:36 PM

[up] Yeah. I think it could look really cool.

Looking for some stories?
Lionheart0 Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
May 6th 2012 at 10:23:03 AM

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

phoenixdaughterAM Wiping All Out from Cursed college Relationship Status: Wishing you were here
Mort08 Pirate AND writer! from Oklahoma Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Pirate AND writer!
May 6th 2012 at 12:17:24 PM

-rolls eyes-

Why are the majority of moviegoers such idiots?

Looking for some stories?
Lionheart0 Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
May 6th 2012 at 12:21:36 PM

I don't know, you're going to have to elaborate?

Mort08 Pirate AND writer! from Oklahoma Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Pirate AND writer!
May 6th 2012 at 12:29:28 PM

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

Looking for some stories?
phoenixdaughterAM Wiping All Out from Cursed college Relationship Status: Wishing you were here
Wiping All Out
May 6th 2012 at 12:47:20 PM

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

Persona 3 Portable Liveblog
pvtnum11 OMG NO NOSECONES from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
OMG NO NOSECONES
Aug 22nd 2012 at 2:52:02 PM

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.

Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
SantosLHalper The filidh that cam frae Skye from The Canterlot of the North
The filidh that cam frae Skye
Nov 18th 2012 at 7:31:54 PM

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. tongue

edited 18th Nov '12 7:32:13 PM by SantosLHalper

Halper's Law: as the length of an online discussion of minority groups increases, the probability of "SJW" or variations being used = 1.
Dec 19th 2012 at 12:48:46 AM

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.

Nov 16th 2019 at 11:51:04 AM

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.

Always a student.
Weirdguy149 The sleeping royal from Galar Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
The sleeping royal
Nov 16th 2019 at 3:41:56 PM

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?

I say, fitting time for a nap, eh what?
Add Post

Total posts: 248
Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report