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(HitFix)   The Hunger Games sequel destroys record for most individual casting announcements for one movie, producers hold back on who will play Starving Child #3 for yet another week   (hitfix.com) divider line 58
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2012-09-07 04:03:20 PM  
Dammit! Tony Shalhoub was supposed to be playing Beetee!
 
2012-09-07 05:38:27 PM  
Oh hey, didn't know about Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amanda Plummer. I'm more than okay with this.
 
2012-09-07 05:47:53 PM  
There arnt any starving children in the Hunger Games. Which is weird. All the actors and actresses were way too healthy.


No no no I'm not say for a standard human any of them were less than ideal. But for half starved slave labor they had a lot of baby fat on them. Now that they are victors they look perfect.
 
2012-09-07 07:05:22 PM  
Who is playing Flambotious Plunderbottom??
 
2012-09-07 07:56:08 PM  
He's black? Not gonna lie. It totally ruins it for me.

:P
 
2012-09-07 07:56:09 PM  
Yeah, I didn't get it. Ultra violence directed at children makes great entertainment.
 
2012-09-07 07:56:48 PM  
"destroys record for most individual casting announcements"

that's nice. how many are people of color?
 
2012-09-07 08:00:23 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: "destroys record for most individual casting announcements"

that's nice. how many are people of color?


Phillip Seamour Hoffman is a colour....
 
2012-09-07 08:06:34 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: There arnt any starving children in the Hunger Games. Which is weird. All the actors and actresses were way too healthy.


No no no I'm not say for a standard human any of them were less than ideal. But for half starved slave labor they had a lot of baby fat on them. Now that they are victors they look perfect.


Well... here's what I figured: Katniss was an exceptional hunter and brought home food and tradable goods frequently enough to maintain an well-fed status for herself and her immediate family (which included, by and large, Gale). Peeta was the baker's son, and had first access to those goods, combined with his activities on a daily basis lifting and hauling the grain and flour for his father. This led to his beefier than you'd expect appearance.

The main competitors you saw from the low numbered districts(1 and 2) were from districts who celebrate their tributes, and raise them for the competition. These would be the best fed in their favored-by-the-capitol districts. Everyone in the capitol was healthy and happy, they reaped the rewards of the other 12 districts.

The movie did not elaborate on this very well, but the people you saw as main characters were probably some of the least hungry by the time of the movie (the Everdeen family was markedly hungry years before, but Katniss turned that around).

/Rather enjoyed the books, all three as uncommon an opinion as that is.
 
jvl
2012-09-07 08:13:41 PM  
I'm pretty sure Ender's Game has more child actors than any of the Hunger Games movies.
 
2012-09-07 08:32:41 PM  
I watched Hunger Games on the flight back to Japan. It was a lot better than I was expecting.
 
2012-09-07 08:45:26 PM  
Too bad the 3rd book sucks so much.
 
2012-09-07 08:45:45 PM  
Hunger Games II: Hungrier and Gamier
 
2012-09-07 08:46:59 PM  
Snark all you want, but Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jeffrey Wright are some heavy hitters.
 
2012-09-07 08:47:47 PM  
Hunger Games 2: Just Desserts
 
2012-09-07 08:48:13 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I watched Hunger Games on the flight back to Japan. It was a lot better than I was expecting.


The books were a lot better than I was expecting.
 
2012-09-07 09:01:24 PM  

Girion47: Too bad the 3rd book sucks so much.


Yea that reminds me, stop reading Mokingjay before the epilogue. Seriously.
 
2012-09-07 09:03:27 PM  
Hunger Games II: Rise of the Machines.
 
2012-09-07 09:10:38 PM  

Leo Bloom's Freakout: Katniss was an exceptional hunter and brought home food and tradable goods frequently enough to maintain an well-fed status for herself and her immediate family (which included, by and large, Gale).


Her hunting was their only source of steady income (aside from the pittance for extra game entries). They were constantly on the verge of starvation. It says so in the books.

Peeta was the baker's son, and had first access to those goods

LOL. No. His family wasn't any better off than anyone else. At most, they were allowed to eat the bread that was so stale they couldn't sell it. He was beaten for burning a loaf or two of bread. That's how valuable that stuff was in their district.

Rather enjoyed the books

Think how much more you'll enjoy them when you actually read them!
 
2012-09-07 09:12:07 PM  
i just read Book 1 today (after seeing the movie in 3d originally and again a few weeks ago on a projector).

yes, the whole thing today. It was laundry day.

Anyway i'm now seriously considering going to a city library (euh) to get the next two.
 
2012-09-07 09:14:08 PM  

Honest Bender: LOL. No. His family wasn't any better off than anyone else. At most, they were allowed to eat the bread that was so stale they couldn't sell it. He was beaten for burning a loaf or two of bread. That's how valuable that stuff was in their district.


Right, and instead of Peeta's family eating it, the mother beat the son and had him feed the burned bread to the pigs. How burned was the bread that they wouldn't eat it if they were starving that badly?
 
2012-09-07 09:16:38 PM  

enry: How burned was the bread that they wouldn't eat it if they were starving that badly?


Somewhere between pig-edible and non-edible.
 
2012-09-07 09:20:52 PM  
Please don't change any assumed white characters into a minority. The whining of the Hunger Games fans was unbearable the last time that happened.
 
2012-09-07 09:21:18 PM  

Girion47: Too bad the 3rd book sucks so much.


Yep, the first two were decent, and then it all fell apart in the third book. If the filmmakers are smart, they'll just rewrite the second half of the third movie.
 
2012-09-07 09:23:52 PM  

Shenanigans!: Girion47: Too bad the 3rd book sucks so much.

Yep, the first two were decent, and then it all fell apart in the third book. If the filmmakers are smart, they'll just rewrite the second half of the third movie.


The thing I don't get is how are they even going to make the second and third movies? They completely left out the is-it-fake, is-it-real love subplot between Katnis and Peeta. That rolls over into the second movie as THE reason for the major plot element of the second book. Which, in turn, rolls over to be the ENTIRE basis for the third movie...

If nothing else, I'm curious to see how they handle it all plot-wise.
 
2012-09-07 09:24:02 PM  

Leo Bloom's Freakout: The main competitors you saw from the low numbered districts(1 and 2) were from districts who celebrate their tributes, and raise them for the competition. These would be the best fed in their favored-by-the-capitol districts. Everyone in the capitol was healthy and happy, they reaped the rewards of the other 12 districts.


Just saw the movie the other night and was confused by the volunteering option. It seems like every district should do what 1 & 2 did. That way nobody has to freak out come lottery time and the competitors get all year to train.

There was also some mention of getting your name put in the lottery extra times for taking food? If they knew ahead of time who was going to volunteer couldn't everyone just take all the food they wanted without fear of this consequence?
 
2012-09-07 09:24:45 PM  
In the version of the books I read they were NOT almost starving. Before she learned to hunt, yes, most definitely yes. After that Katniss and Gale were a hunting/trapping machine, neither of their families was going to starve. Peeta got beaten because he was a kid at the time, you beat kids when they screw up cause that's how they learn, not because he took bread off the family's table. Peeta and his family were not in imminent danger of starving any more than Katniss or Gale's families.
 
2012-09-07 09:26:14 PM  

Honest Bender: enry: How burned was the bread that they wouldn't eat it if they were starving that badly?

Somewhere between pig-edible and non-edible.


But Katniss ate it.
 
2012-09-07 09:26:39 PM  

Shenanigans!: Girion47: Too bad the 3rd book sucks so much.

Yep, the first two were decent, and then it all fell apart in the third book. If the filmmakers are smart, they'll just rewrite the second half of the third movie.


It's going to be a 4 part series, so they will have to re-write the entire fourth film. But, I agree...I hated the last book.

/That is mahogany!
 
2012-09-07 09:26:48 PM  
Frightened Inmate #2?
 
2012-09-07 09:27:39 PM  

fusillade762: Leo Bloom's Freakout: The main competitors you saw from the low numbered districts(1 and 2) were from districts who celebrate their tributes, and raise them for the competition. These would be the best fed in their favored-by-the-capitol districts. Everyone in the capitol was healthy and happy, they reaped the rewards of the other 12 districts.

Just saw the movie the other night and was confused by the volunteering option. It seems like every district should do what 1 & 2 did. That way nobody has to freak out come lottery time and the competitors get all year to train.

There was also some mention of getting your name put in the lottery extra times for taking food? If they knew ahead of time who was going to volunteer couldn't everyone just take all the food they wanted without fear of this consequence?


The reason not all districts can do that is because there's a huge wealth gap. The tributes from the wealthy districts can afford to train while still having plenty to eat - they're supported by their wealthy districts. In contrast, everyone in District 12 (like Katniss) and other poor districts has to work to survive, be it in coal mines or producing food in some way. Compare it to the US bringing a bunch of well-fed, well-trained athletes to the Olympics and some tiny country with the GDP of Detroit managing to bring... like, one guy who doesn't stand a chance. That's basically how it works.
 
2012-09-07 09:30:38 PM  
Is he black? Mixed black and white? Hispanic? Hispanic and black mixed? From space?
/I need to know
 
2012-09-07 09:34:00 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Is he black? Mixed black and white? Hispanic? Hispanic and black mixed? From space?
/I need to know


You know what I really don't care. He's banging this
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2012-09-07 09:34:27 PM  

enry: Honest Bender: enry: How burned was the bread that they wouldn't eat it if they were starving that badly?

Somewhere between pig-edible and non-edible.

But Katniss ate it.


On-death's-door hungry is between pig-edible and non-edible.
 
2012-09-07 09:48:46 PM  

Honest Bender: enry: How burned was the bread that they wouldn't eat it if they were starving that badly?

Somewhere between pig-edible and non-edible.


Oh, cafeteria food after Jamie Oliver got the school district to "go healthy".
 
2012-09-07 09:53:34 PM  

kim jong-un: Yeah, I didn't get it. Ultra violence directed at children makes great entertainment.


Why can't we go back to the old times when children's stories only had cannibalism, murderous step parents and rape.
 
2012-09-07 10:11:23 PM  
I like Tony, but man, Jeffrey Wright is awesome. One of my favorite "that guy" actors who only seems to make the scene bigger
 
2012-09-07 11:57:25 PM  

jvl: I'm pretty sure Ender's Game has more child actors than any of the Hunger Games movies.


I can't wait for this movie.
 
2012-09-07 11:59:51 PM  

Carth: kim jong-un: Yeah, I didn't get it. Ultra violence directed at children makes great entertainment.

Why can't we go back to the old times when children's stories only had cannibalism, murderous step parents and rape.


Good one.
 
2012-09-08 12:01:53 AM  
I loved this story in many ways. I really dug the actors who I did not know about or expected to be in it. I will definitely watch the second installment (in my living room).
 
2012-09-08 01:20:13 AM  

sno man: Girion47: Too bad the 3rd book sucks so much.

Yea that reminds me, stop reading Mokingjay before the epilogue. Seriously.


For a book that I found so very boring, Mockingjay really creeped me out for days after reading it.
 
2012-09-08 01:29:22 AM  
I liked the first movie and listened to the 2nd book on a long drive. I really enjoyed it. Some parts were annoying, like the author going on and on about food in the first part. Okay I get there's a difference between the districts and the capitol for the dozenth time it was brought up.
 
2012-09-08 02:01:30 AM  
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Don't care who else is in the movie.
 
2012-09-08 02:06:42 AM  

skinink: Please don't change any assumed white characters into a minority. The whining of the Hunger Games fans was unbearable the last time that happened.


This is why they should change ALL the assumed white characters into minorities. Don't let those idiots win.

/most of the fans were cool with it. Only the idiots objected.
 
2012-09-08 03:31:43 AM  

Honest Bender: LOL. No. His family wasn't any better off than anyone else. At most, they were allowed to eat the bread that was so stale they couldn't sell it. He was beaten for burning a loaf or two of bread. That's how valuable that stuff was in their district.


District 12 was a coal mining district. Anything else produced in that district was only for it's inhabitants. Other districts provided the capitol with food. Each district had to fend for itself in every manner.
Ergo, what bread they baked was theirs to do with as they see fit, which was eat it, and sell/trade for meat and other goods. Doesn't mean they had plenty to go around, their land(and therefore grain) was limited, but only allowed to eat the stale stuff? Whatever.

Honest Bender: when you actually read them!


Indeed.
 
2012-09-08 07:11:54 AM  

lelio: Some parts were annoying, like the author going on and on about food in the first part.


Heh, it wasn't just the first part of the book. It's the whole freakin' series. 2/3rds of the book by volume is about food. I feel like the majority of the games were spent looking for food, preparing food, talking about food... I mean, the series is called the Hunger Games, but damn! Never write a book on an empty stomach! :-)
 
2012-09-08 08:08:58 AM  

Honest Bender: lelio: Some parts were annoying, like the author going on and on about food in the first part.

Heh, it wasn't just the first part of the book. It's the whole freakin' series. 2/3rds of the book by volume is about food. I feel like the majority of the games were spent looking for food, preparing food, talking about food... I mean, the series is called the Hunger Games, but damn! Never write a book on an empty stomach! :-)


So Hunger Game of Thrones
 
2012-09-08 08:53:43 AM  

Girion47: So Hunger Game of Thrones


I like the cut of your jib... you're going places in this corporation.
 
2012-09-08 09:17:24 AM  

jvl: I'm pretty sure Ender's Game has more child actors than any of the Hunger Games movies.


the most Pedo book i've ever read. it's creepy they're making a movie of it. so much totally unnecessary 'the little boys then got naked', plus that fight scene from Eastern Promises, but with little boys.

also, just to show off my total ignorance regarding The Hunger Games, which i'm quite proud of:
{spoiler} (there's a filter i didn't know about) : the sequel wasn't as good as the original; there's no reason to believe the remake will be, no matter how many Philip Seymour Hoffmans it has.

i.dramacrazy.net
 
2012-09-08 10:13:54 AM  
"Fire," the second film based on Suzanne Collins' bestselling novel series, finds Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) competing in the Hunger Games once again, this time facing down past winners in the battle royal known as the Quarter Quell.

Wooo! Go Team Kat-Pee!

/or Pee-niss!
 
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