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(Wired)   Attention, parents, here are ten things you need to know about The Hunger Games. #11: bring snacks   (wired.com) divider line 51
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2012-03-24 01:17:57 AM
#9: What the hell are they talking about?
 
2012-03-24 01:18:34 AM
#12 Submit links about it to Fark if you want some quick ad views
 
2012-03-24 01:48:48 AM
#69 If you didn't read the book go with someone who has read the book. They can answer your questions.


I personally would've been happy if the film was +3 hours long. I felt it was too short.
 
2012-03-24 02:00:08 AM

r1niceboy: #9: What the hell are they talking about?


When Katniss comes up with the plan to lure the others away from their big stash of supplies so she can destroy all of it.
 
2012-03-24 02:17:24 AM
#11 Don't bring your kids. Yeah it's PG-13, but that doesn't mean your 8 year old needs to watch this.

/wishes it was R
 
2012-03-24 02:32:29 AM
"Wolverines!"

/in tribute to the last great movie about kids fighting ...
 
2012-03-24 03:07:12 AM
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#13: Watch Battle Royal. (new window)

/watch 'em both
 
2012-03-24 03:49:14 AM
I thought atheist and fundies were annoying, then I met the Battle Royale fans.
 
2012-03-24 03:55:05 AM

GameVoid: I thought atheist and fundies were annoying, then I met the Battle Royale fans.


You don't even have to be a fan. It's basically the same premise done not as well a decade after the fact.

It's like if Michael Bay made a movie about a big fish called "Hunger Fish" only it wasn't Jaws because they cut out the Quint character and the tension building first act and replaced it with some high school prom drama.
 
2012-03-24 04:06:00 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

/the only post-apocalyptic playing-for-your-life gameshow movie worth seeing
 
2012-03-24 04:36:42 AM

doglover: It's like if Michael Bay made a movie about a big fish called "Hunger Fish" only it wasn't Jaws because they cut out the Quint character and the tension building first act and replaced it with some high school prom drama.


It's hard to really be down on it on this count, though, because "let's expose 'Twilight' fans to Battle Royale/Red Dawn/Running Man" is essentially the entire premise of the movie. And I can't argue with exposing a new and barely-literate demographic to any of those, it seems like a worthwhile endeavour, middle-school love triangle or not.
 
2012-03-24 04:42:05 AM

Jim_Callahan: It's hard to really be down on it on this count, though, because "let's expose 'Twilight' fans to Battle Royale/Red Dawn/Running Man" is essentially the entire premise of the movie.


Culture the people who like a movie even the actors hate to make?

fark it, let's do all three books.
 
2012-03-24 05:42:23 AM

azmoviez: #11 Don't bring your kids. Yeah it's PG-13, but that doesn't mean your 8 year old needs to watch this.

/wishes it was R


It unfortunately would never be R because then parents wouldn't be able to drop their kids off at the theatre. They'd actually have to spend some time with them. We can't have that now can we?
 
2012-03-24 06:01:08 AM

nimawai: azmoviez: #11 Don't bring your kids. Yeah it's PG-13, but that doesn't mean your 8 year old needs to watch this.

/wishes it was R

It unfortunately would never be R because then parents wouldn't be able to drop their kids off at the theatre. They'd actually have to spend some time with them. We can't have that now can we?


Fark No! Then we might have to talk to them. And god knows that's the last thing we want. Every thing my 12 and 14 year old kids need to learn they can get off the internet or from their friends.

After all, I already pay for their clothes, food, and shelter, what else do you expect from a parent?
 
2012-03-24 06:07:14 AM

BigBooper: nimawai: azmoviez: #11 Don't bring your kids. Yeah it's PG-13, but that doesn't mean your 8 year old needs to watch this.

/wishes it was R

It unfortunately would never be R because then parents wouldn't be able to drop their kids off at the theatre. They'd actually have to spend some time with them. We can't have that now can we?

Fark No! Then we might have to talk to them. And god knows that's the last thing we want. Every thing my 12 and 14 year old kids need to learn they can get off the internet or from their friends.

After all, I already pay for their clothes, food, and shelter, what else do you expect from a parent?


Aaaand scene!
 
2012-03-24 06:10:42 AM
I HATED Twilight, but the Hunger Games is so much better. I saw the movie tonight, and was quite impressed at how well they pulled it off. I'd recommend it to friends.
 
2012-03-24 06:27:07 AM
#12 Katniss kills Dumbledore.
 
2012-03-24 07:23:34 AM
thisispete
/the only post-apocalyptic playing-for-your-life gameshow movie worth seeing

you haven't seen the cult classic the 10th victim.
 
2012-03-24 07:32:58 AM
I took my wife to go see it opening night; she has read the books, and I had not. I can say that we were both pleased with the outcome.
Good acting, plot was well paced. Wife said that the film was faithful to the book.
TOO MUCH SHAKY CAM! The theater was pretty crowded, so we were really close to the screen. Made me sick to my stomach at times.
I think I may read the books after this...

Having said that, I just finished reading World War Z, and I am NOT excited for that movie to premiere. I can't imagine how they can make that book work.
 
2012-03-24 07:46:22 AM
I know nothing about the movie except that I already hate it because I am freaking sick of seeing/hearing about it everywhere I turn.
 
2012-03-24 08:04:02 AM

zato_ichi: I took my wife to go see it opening night; she has read the books, and I had not. I can say that we were both pleased with the outcome.
Good acting, plot was well paced. Wife said that the film was faithful to the book.
TOO MUCH SHAKY CAM! The theater was pretty crowded, so we were really close to the screen. Made me sick to my stomach at times.
I think I may read the books after this...

Having said that, I just finished reading World War Z, and I am NOT excited for that movie to premiere. I can't imagine how they can make that book work.


I heard that from my ex, who went to see it yesterday. Said she got vertigo in several sequences.
 
2012-03-24 08:25:46 AM

jso2897: I heard that from my ex, who went to see it yesterday. Said she got vertigo in several sequences.


There really isn't all that much shakycam but it is jarring when it happens. They only use it when the movie gets violent. That's probably how they avoided the R.
 
2012-03-24 08:43:17 AM

Disgruntled Goat: I know nothing about the movie except that I already hate it because I am freaking sick of seeing/hearing about it everywhere I turn.


which is funny to me, i think i have seen maybe 1 trailer on tv and the only info i have seen was links on Fark. Most of which ended up in a pissing contest about Battle Royale and whatnot.
 
2012-03-24 09:20:00 AM
#3: The Larch
 
2012-03-24 09:20:15 AM
I think it would be hilarious for people to treat one of these huge budget films like Rocky Horror. Shout the lines back at the screen, throw things, bring props. Of course, we'll need about a dozen Farkers at every screening for this to catch on.
 
2012-03-24 09:37:07 AM
The Hunger Games: March :: Rush Limbaugh : February

Enough already.
 
2012-03-24 09:41:53 AM

zato_ichi: I took my wife to go see it opening night; she has read the books, and I had not. I can say that we were both pleased with the outcome.
Good acting, plot was well paced. Wife said that the film was faithful to the book.
TOO MUCH SHAKY CAM! The theater was pretty crowded, so we were really close to the screen. Made me sick to my stomach at times.
I think I may read the books after this...

Having said that, I just finished reading World War Z, and I am NOT excited for that movie to premiere. I can't imagine how they can make that book work.


I figured the shaky cam was to help tone down the brutality of the action. I'd say it's done quite well, if you can tolerate shaky cam...
 
2012-03-24 09:48:38 AM

Twist-42: Disgruntled Goat: I know nothing about the movie except that I already hate it because I am freaking sick of seeing/hearing about it everywhere I turn.

which is funny to me, i think i have seen maybe 1 trailer on tv and the only info i have seen was links on Fark. Most of which ended up in a pissing contest about Battle Royale and whatnot.


It is because their advertising budget was actually pretty low (45 million). The production and advertising budget for Hunger Games is 100 million less than the production budget for John Carter.
 
2012-03-24 09:52:45 AM
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2012-03-24 09:57:59 AM

Carth: The production and advertising budget for Hunger Games is 100 million less than the production budget for John Carter.


$100,000,000
That would feed a lot of people.
 
2012-03-24 10:00:28 AM

vudukungfu: Carth: The production and advertising budget for Hunger Games is 100 million less than the production budget for John Carter.

$100,000,000
That would feed a lot of people.


Agreed, It is actually $127,000,000 less but I rounded down. What is $27 million between friends.
 
2012-03-24 10:29:03 AM
I'm not a prude or a pussy but these books are pretty violent. It's always disturbing to see a seven year old carrying one around.
 
2012-03-24 10:47:07 AM

9beers: r1niceboy: #9: What the hell are they talking about?

When Katniss comes up with the plan to lure the others away from their big stash of supplies so she can destroy all of it.


Please add Spoiler Alert if there is a potential spoiler. I will now not read the rest of this thread.

No, I haven't read the books.
 
2012-03-24 10:56:10 AM

azmoviez: #11 Don't bring your kids. Yeah it's PG-13, but that doesn't mean your 8 year old needs to watch this.

/wishes it was R


Oh please, I saw Aliens when I was 8. Scary or violent movies don't scar kids for life.

Boobies however are evil according to the MPAA.
 
2012-03-24 11:25:04 AM
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, from impoverished District 12, helps her widowed mother and her sister fend off starvation thanks to her skill with a bow and arrow. When her younger sister is chosen as this year's tribute, Katniss volunteers to take her place.

So, wait... this girl is the only source of support for her mother and sister, and instead of letting her sister go, she puts her own life at risk? All over a contest that is more or less meaningless?
 
2012-03-24 11:26:00 AM

thisispete: [upload.wikimedia.org image 416x599]

/the only post-apocalyptic playing-for-your-life gameshow movie worth seeing


Detroit?
 
2012-03-24 11:27:13 AM

ChrisDe: I think it would be hilarious for people to treat one of these huge budget films like Rocky Horror. Shout the lines back at the screen, throw things, bring props. Of course, we'll need about a dozen Farkers at every screening for this to catch on.


http://www.midnightshift.org

I started a group that does exactly that. Can't do recent movies, but it's doing well so far.
 
2012-03-24 11:41:01 AM
Mugato:Oh please, I saw Aliens when I was 8. Scary or violent movies don't scar kids for life.

True they aren't scarred for life, but I don't want screaming in the theater or constant chatter at what's going on. Some kids get it, some kids don't and some parents bring the entire family because they are ignorant assholes.
 
2012-03-24 12:03:11 PM
Chariset
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, from impoverished District 12, helps her widowed mother and her sister fend off starvation thanks to her skill with a bow and arrow. When her younger sister is chosen as this year's tribute, Katniss volunteers to take her place.

So, wait... this girl is the only source of support for her mother and sister, and instead of letting her sister go, she puts her own life at risk? All over a contest that is more or less meaningless?


Well, at that point she loves her sister but hadn't forgiven her mom for falling into a depression and apathy after her dad's death, which would have killed all of them had she not stepped up at a very young age and managed to provide enough for them to barely survive.
She also had made a pact with her hunting partner that one would help the other's family in case one of them got selected for the games, so she had reason to believe her sister (and mom) would survive when she took her sister's place.
OTOH, having her sister compete would've meant certain death for the sister and probably losing her mom, too, who needed years to recover from the dad's death.
 
2012-03-24 12:16:04 PM
Saw this last night. It should be rated meh.

/Your actual opinion may vary.
//Don't let me stop you from seeing it.
 
2012-03-24 12:53:16 PM

doglover: GameVoid: I thought atheist and fundies were annoying, then I met the Battle Royale fans.

You don't even have to be a fan. It's basically the same premise done not as well a decade after the fact.

It's like if Michael Bay made a movie about a big fish called "Hunger Fish" only it wasn't Jaws because they cut out the Quint character and the tension building first act and replaced it with some high school prom drama.


You know, now that you've released the thought out into the world, it's going to happen.

Fark you very much.
 
2012-03-24 01:16:03 PM

GameVoid: I thought atheist and fundies were annoying, then I met the Battle Royale fans.


Church.
 
2012-03-24 02:16:44 PM

The Voice of Doom: Chariset
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, from impoverished District 12, helps her widowed mother and her sister fend off starvation thanks to her skill with a bow and arrow. When her younger sister is chosen as this year's tribute, Katniss volunteers to take her place.

So, wait... this girl is the only source of support for her mother and sister, and instead of letting her sister go, she puts her own life at risk? All over a contest that is more or less meaningless?

Well, at that point she loves her sister but hadn't forgiven her mom for falling into a depression and apathy after her dad's death, which would have killed all of them had she not stepped up at a very young age and managed to provide enough for them to barely survive.
She also had made a pact with her hunting partner that one would help the other's family in case one of them got selected for the games, so she had reason to believe her sister (and mom) would survive when she took her sister's place.
OTOH, having her sister compete would've meant certain death for the sister and probably losing her mom, too, who needed years to recover from the dad's death.


So basically, it's the on-screen/book equivalent of a dude choosing a female avatar to run around in his MMO of choice? Just a gender swap of the usual?
 
2012-03-24 03:46:48 PM
Battlr Royale looks like a poorly-produced Japanese monster movie.
 
2012-03-24 04:36:01 PM

zato_ichi:
Having said that, I just finished reading World War Z, and I am NOT excited for that movie to premiere. I can't imagine how they can make that book work.


Good news!(?) They haven't bothered to try and follow the book at all.
 
2012-03-24 06:32:23 PM
It's not a game show, and it's not about teens, but this is an awesome movie that makes modern post-apocalyptic movies look way too clean, slick, and polished:

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/With an awesome ending.
//It's low-budget, but good.
 
2012-03-24 07:14:14 PM
myrushmore.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-03-24 11:57:53 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-03-25 04:10:21 AM
toned down this movie it was.
 
2012-03-25 02:54:51 PM
still haven't seen Battle Royale..
 
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