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(Short List)   Finally, The Hunger Games, a set of films about impoverished teens murdering each other, gets its own set of themed chocolate bars   (shortlist.com) divider line 66
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2013-11-18 12:14:12 PM
Seems like a fairly reasonable (and missed) opportunity for the 'Ironic' tag.
 
2013-11-18 12:16:13 PM
Finally? These have been collecting dust in my store's stock room for months. We haven't been sure what to do with them since they're not Christmas and we haven't been told of a new movie promotion.
 
2013-11-18 12:17:44 PM
To the victor goes the candy?
 
2013-11-18 12:20:46 PM
they should do themed MRE's and hunting supplies.
 
2013-11-18 12:23:53 PM
MOAR WOODY HARELSON.

MOAR!
 
2013-11-18 12:25:04 PM
Next Hollywood movie:  Willy Wonka and the Hunger Games Chocolate Bar Factory.

Oompa-Loompa: "Oompa Loompa, do-ba-dee-doo....."

*THUNK*

Oompa-Loompa: "I was eligible for the Hunger Games just like you, until I took an arrow in the knee."
 
2013-11-18 12:25:56 PM
Not to mention the Subway tie-in.

/surprised Viagra and Claritan never jumped at "Breaking Bad" promotions
 
2013-11-18 12:26:13 PM
No one looks hungry in The Hunger Games.
 
2013-11-18 12:36:15 PM

Rann Xerox: Next Hollywood movie: Willy Wonka and the Hunger Games Chocolate Bar Factory.


"Daddy! I want a mockingjay RIGHT NOW!"
 
2013-11-18 12:37:03 PM
Ohhhhh. How hip and edgy.
They put trendy flavors in to a chocolate bar.
Ohhhh. I must eat one of each so I can be an authority on hp, trendy chocolate bars.

Bleah.
 
2013-11-18 12:43:26 PM
A film series about teens forced to murder one another while adults watch is a hit. Imagine the shiatstorm that would happen if someone made a movie about teens even casually encouraged to try sex with one another while adults refrain from watching.
 
2013-11-18 12:46:02 PM
The biggest thing that surprises me about Hunger Games promotional tie-ins is I don't think there's anything going on between Nerf and Hunger Games.  Given the sudden popularity of girls using bows and crossbows, that'd be an easy cash-grab, but instead Nerf came out with its own girl-oriented version that has nothing to do with these movies.  I guess they save money on the royalty?  Just seems like a missed opportunity to me.
 
2013-11-18 12:48:54 PM
If they don't taste like blood, sweat or tears I'm not interested.
 
2013-11-18 12:49:18 PM
May the odds be ever in your flavor.
 
2013-11-18 12:50:52 PM

gshepnyc: A film series about teens forced to murder one another while adults watch is a hit. Imagine the shiatstorm that would happen if someone made a movie about teens even casually encouraged to try sex with one another while adults refrain from watching.


Go on....
 
2013-11-18 12:54:10 PM
gshepnyc:  teens forced to murder one another while adults watch is a hit.

That's called "war".
 
2013-11-18 12:55:41 PM
WHO DO YOU LOVE?

ZAGNUT!
 
2013-11-18 01:03:55 PM

Big Beef Burrito: May the odds be ever in your flavor.


Thread over.
 
2013-11-18 01:05:52 PM
My theater announced a "Hunger Games" marathon. How can you have a marathon with two movies!?

/And how are these movies so farking popular?
//The Twilight movies didn't get a "marathon."
 
2013-11-18 01:06:04 PM

gshepnyc: A film series about teens forced to murder one another while adults watch is a hit. Imagine the shiatstorm that would happen if someone made a movie about teens even casually encouraged to try sex with one another while adults refrain from watching.


Will this movie also involve Jennifer Lawrence?  If so, I'm interested.
 
2013-11-18 01:07:15 PM
This on the tail of a segment I just listened to about how the man who created Calvin and Hobbes would not sell the rights to anyone to make anything related to the comic strip just makes for a good look into integrity vs. sell out.
 
2013-11-18 01:09:37 PM

Detinwolf: Will this movie also involve Jennifer Lawrence?  If so, I'm interested.


img.fark.net
 
2013-11-18 01:27:24 PM

Evil Mackerel: If they don't taste like blood, sweat or tears I'm not interested.


Looks like at least three of them have salt in them, is that close enough?

The Capitol Truffles collection is perhaps the best tie-in to the movies I've ever seen. They took degustation and ran like they stole it, and it's perfect. Even the chocolate bar collection is presented in a way that looks like something a Capitol resident would buy as a game-day souvenir type thing (as opposed to being themed bars that get sold in each district, or something equally nonsensical).

/now if you'll excuse me i need to go sell $225 worth of organs
 
2013-11-18 01:35:19 PM

LoneWolf343: My theater announced a "Hunger Games" marathon. How can you have a marathon with two movies!?

/And how are these movies so farking popular?
//The Twilight movies didn't get a "marathon."


I know of theaters that did show the Twilight movies in a marathon.  As far as popularity they're based off of an incredibly popular young adult book series that mixes teens fighting to the death Battle Royal style with a tragic romance of a teen girl with divided loyalties.  I didn't think the books were very good, the last one sucked out loud, but the first movie was better than the book it was based off of and I can see why the themes resonate well with the intended audience.

Also Jennifer Lawrence is hot.
 
2013-11-18 01:44:51 PM

The Banana Thug: The biggest thing that surprises me about Hunger Games promotional tie-ins is I don't think there's anything going on between Nerf and Hunger Games.  Given the sudden popularity of girls using bows and crossbows, that'd be an easy cash-grab, but instead Nerf came out with its own girl-oriented version that has nothing to do with these movies.  I guess they save money on the royalty?  Just seems like a missed opportunity to me.


You can buy Hunger Games-themed bows and arrows:

http://www.lancasterarchery.com/district-primitive-longbow-set.html

http://www.lancasterarchery.com/capitol-silver-recurve-bow-set.html

http://www.lancasterarchery.com/catching-fire-victor-recurve-bow-set .h tml
 
2013-11-18 01:46:34 PM
Screw the Hunger Games.....TEAM RUNNING MAN.

/Are you ready for pain?
//Are you ready for suffering?
///If the answer is yes...
////Then you're ready for Captain Freedom's Workout.
 
2013-11-18 01:48:25 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: gshepnyc:  teens forced to murder one another while adults watch is a hit.

That's called "war".


GOOD GOD, Y'ALL!
 
2013-11-18 01:55:27 PM

rjakobi: Quantum Apostrophe: gshepnyc:  teens forced to murder one another while adults watch is a hit.

That's called "war".

GOOD GOD, Y'ALL!


I mean, what is it good for?
 
2013-11-18 01:55:29 PM
I liked it before when it was the battle royale happy meals toys
 
2013-11-18 01:55:51 PM

rjakobi: Quantum Apostrophe: gshepnyc:  teens forced to murder one another while adults watch is a hit.

That's called "war".

GOOD GOD, Y'ALL!


i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-11-18 02:11:33 PM

The_Sponge: Screw the Hunger Games.....TEAM RUNNING MAN.

/Are you ready for pain?
//Are you ready for suffering?
///If the answer is yes...
////Then you're ready for Captain Freedom's Workout.


I'm sure Whitman, Price, and Haddad would disagree.
 
2013-11-18 02:15:59 PM
Are there many teens in the second movie? You've got Katniss and Peeta who are 17 but IIRC almost all the other folks in the arena are older, sometimes much older.
 
2013-11-18 02:20:42 PM

Lumbar Puncture: LoneWolf343: My theater announced a "Hunger Games" marathon. How can you have a marathon with two movies!?

/And how are these movies so farking popular?
//The Twilight movies didn't get a "marathon."

I know of theaters that did show the Twilight movies in a marathon.  As far as popularity they're based off of an incredibly popular young adult book series that mixes teens fighting to the death Battle Royal style with a tragic romance of a teen girl with divided loyalties.  I didn't think the books were very good, the last one sucked out loud, but the first movie was better than the book it was based off of and I can see why the themes resonate well with the intended audience.


I read the books and found a lot of grim events and political manipulations. Perhaps a spoiler, but there were several times in the books I expected a certain somewhat happy resolution to an issue and it just didn't happen. And it's not like the main character is all goo-goo eyed in love with two handsome boys. Most of the time she seemed more concerned with making sure she survives.
 
2013-11-18 02:26:31 PM

FunkOut: I know of theaters that did show the Twilight movies in a marathon.  As far as popularity they're based off of an incredibly popular young adult book series that mixes teens fighting to the death Battle Royal style with a tragic romance of a teen girl with divided loyalties.  I didn't think the books were very good, the last one sucked out loud, but the first movie was better than the book it was based off of and I can see why the themes resonate well with the intended audience.

I read the books and found a lot of grim events and political manipulations. Perhaps a spoiler, but there were several times in the books I expected a certain somewhat happy resolution to an issue and it just didn't happen. And it's not like the main character is all goo-goo eyed in love with two handsome boys. Most of the time she seemed more concerned with making sure she survives.


The first book was very good, the 2nd book ok, and the 3rd one sucked.

I felt the first movie was decent, but it felt super rushed, even though it was pretty long.  Not a lot of time to gain any connection with any characters, so it didn't matter if they died.

The books may have made a better mini-series than 4 movie cash grab... but who cares.
 
2013-11-18 02:33:16 PM

MugzyBrown: The first book was very good, the 2nd book ok, and the 3rd one sucked.


I'm going to go ahead and say the third movie will be better than the third book.
 
2013-11-18 02:36:47 PM

dittybopper: The_Sponge: Screw the Hunger Games.....TEAM RUNNING MAN.

/Are you ready for pain?
//Are you ready for suffering?
///If the answer is yes...
////Then you're ready for Captain Freedom's Workout.

I'm sure Whitman, Price, and Haddad would disagree.


Why? Don't you remember them basking in the Maui sun?
 
2013-11-18 02:37:01 PM

dittybopper: The_Sponge: Screw the Hunger Games.....TEAM RUNNING MAN.

/Are you ready for pain?
//Are you ready for suffering?
///If the answer is yes...
////Then you're ready for Captain Freedom's Workout.

I'm sure Whitman, Price, and Haddad would disagree.


Lulz.
 
2013-11-18 02:40:11 PM

dittybopper: The Banana Thug: The biggest thing that surprises me about Hunger Games promotional tie-ins is I don't think there's anything going on between Nerf and Hunger Games.  Given the sudden popularity of girls using bows and crossbows, that'd be an easy cash-grab, but instead Nerf came out with its own girl-oriented version that has nothing to do with these movies.  I guess they save money on the royalty?  Just seems like a missed opportunity to me.

You can buy Hunger Games-themed bows and arrows:

http://www.lancasterarchery.com/district-primitive-longbow-set.html

http://www.lancasterarchery.com/capitol-silver-recurve-bow-set.html

http://www.lancasterarchery.com/catching-fire-victor-recurve-bow-set .h tml


See that's what I mean.  These are not officially associated with the movies/books, and Nerf is doing the same thing.  I lol'd at the implied associations in the captions: "Satisfy your Hunger for archery and be Brave with this bow and arrow set."
 
2013-11-18 02:42:48 PM

Target Builder: Are there many teens in the second movie? You've got Katniss and Peeta who are 17 but IIRC almost all the other folks in the arena are older, sometimes much older.


It's been a few years since I've read the books but the wealthier districts who treated their tributes like a professional sports team sent in younger, healthier volunteers  who would have been in their late teens/early 20s while the other districts were forced to send in much older tributes as they were the only survivors they had.
 
2013-11-18 02:46:23 PM

OtherLittleGuy: Not to mention the Subway tie-in.

/surprised Viagra and Claritan never jumped at "Breaking Bad" promotions


That one is bad

"Where the victor's eat".

WTF????
 
2013-11-18 02:51:52 PM

MugzyBrown: FunkOut: I know of theaters that did show the Twilight movies in a marathon.  As far as popularity they're based off of an incredibly popular young adult book series that mixes teens fighting to the death Battle Royal style with a tragic romance of a teen girl with divided loyalties.  I didn't think the books were very good, the last one sucked out loud, but the first movie was better than the book it was based off of and I can see why the themes resonate well with the intended audience.

I read the books and found a lot of grim events and political manipulations. Perhaps a spoiler, but there were several times in the books I expected a certain somewhat happy resolution to an issue and it just didn't happen. And it's not like the main character is all goo-goo eyed in love with two handsome boys. Most of the time she seemed more concerned with making sure she survives.

The first book was very good, the 2nd book ok, and the 3rd one sucked.

I felt the first movie was decent, but it felt super rushed, even though it was pretty long.  Not a lot of time to gain any connection with any characters, so it didn't matter if they died.

The books may have made a better mini-series than 4 movie cash grab... but who cares.


Not gonna disagree with your overall take on the third book, but one thing I liked about the resolution of the third novel was the only semi-happy ending.  It could've been easy to do a flash forward where Katniss and Peeta have kids, love each other, and everything is a-OK now (ala Harry Potter).  Instead there's a real emphasis on how farked up they still are from their ordeal and how they're going to be dealing PTSD for the rest of their lives and how they're dreading the day they'll have to tell their kids about everything that happened.  I think it deals with the after effects in a more mature, nuanced manner than typical young adult fare (which admittedly I have very little experience with as a genre).  But yeah, overall the book was a pretty big let down from the previous two.
 
2013-11-18 02:53:10 PM
I assumed the new bars would be named Kit-Katniss or Pepperment Peeta.
 
2013-11-18 02:53:56 PM
*Peppermint* Peeta
 
2013-11-18 02:56:13 PM

The Banana Thug: dittybopper: The Banana Thug: The biggest thing that surprises me about Hunger Games promotional tie-ins is I don't think there's anything going on between Nerf and Hunger Games.  Given the sudden popularity of girls using bows and crossbows, that'd be an easy cash-grab, but instead Nerf came out with its own girl-oriented version that has nothing to do with these movies.  I guess they save money on the royalty?  Just seems like a missed opportunity to me.

You can buy Hunger Games-themed bows and arrows:

http://www.lancasterarchery.com/district-primitive-longbow-set.html

http://www.lancasterarchery.com/capitol-silver-recurve-bow-set.html

http://www.lancasterarchery.com/catching-fire-victor-recurve-bow-set .h tml

See that's what I mean.  These are not officially associated with the movies/books, and Nerf is doing the same thing.  I lol'd at the implied associations in the captions: "Satisfy your Hunger for archery and be Brave with this bow and arrow set."


Well, it's probably because they don't want to get sued, because they don't know squat about archery.

But they are out there if you want them.
 
2013-11-18 02:59:34 PM

zipdog: MugzyBrown: The first book was very good, the 2nd book ok, and the 3rd one sucked.

I'm going to go ahead and say the third movie will be better than the third book.


So the first half of the story will be good... what about the second?

/they are Harry Pottering the final book
 
2013-11-18 03:06:42 PM

dittybopper: But they are out there if you want them.


that
Martin Savanna Longbow
 looks like my rabbit bow.
 
2013-11-18 03:07:23 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: zipdog: MugzyBrown: The first book was very good, the 2nd book ok, and the 3rd one sucked.

I'm going to go ahead and say the third movie will be better than the third book.

So the first half of the story will be good... what about the second?

/they are Harry Pottering the final book


Not only is that not surprising, it's probably a good idea.
Katniss went from being a fairly strong female lead in the first book to being offensively passive and worthless in the third. Even her final act of defiance was due to manipulation.
 
2013-11-18 03:16:59 PM

Saners: Jim from Saint Paul: zipdog: MugzyBrown: The first book was very good, the 2nd book ok, and the 3rd one sucked.

I'm going to go ahead and say the third movie will be better than the third book.

So the first half of the story will be good... what about the second?

/they are Harry Pottering the final book

Not only is that not surprising, it's probably a good idea.
Katniss went from being a fairly strong female lead in the first book to being offensively passive and worthless in the third. Even her final act of defiance was due to manipulation.


Wait, so doubling the length of her being deheroed is.... good?
 
2013-11-18 03:18:22 PM

Saners: Jim from Saint Paul: zipdog: MugzyBrown: The first book was very good, the 2nd book ok, and the 3rd one sucked.

I'm going to go ahead and say the third movie will be better than the third book.

So the first half of the story will be good... what about the second?

/they are Harry Pottering the final book

Not only is that not surprising, it's probably a good idea.
Katniss went from being a fairly strong female lead in the first book to being offensively passive and worthless in the third. Even her final act of defiance was due to manipulation.


What a bummer for you that she was suffering from excessive PTSD from TWO trips to the Hunger Games, the loss of loved ones and the destruction of her distric, and multiple attempts on her life by people in her inner circle.

I actually found the PTSD a refreshing change from pretty much any other book I've read. Normally, characters go "on an adventure" and come out the other side changed but not harmed, and that's just not realistic. That kind of trauma (and that kind of repeated trauma) scars the psyche.
 
2013-11-18 03:28:36 PM

Mike Chewbacca: Saners: Jim from Saint Paul: zipdog: MugzyBrown: The first book was very good, the 2nd book ok, and the 3rd one sucked.

I'm going to go ahead and say the third movie will be better than the third book.

So the first half of the story will be good... what about the second?

/they are Harry Pottering the final book

Not only is that not surprising, it's probably a good idea.
Katniss went from being a fairly strong female lead in the first book to being offensively passive and worthless in the third. Even her final act of defiance was due to manipulation.

What a bummer for you that she was suffering from excessive PTSD from TWO trips to the Hunger Games, the loss of loved ones and the destruction of her distric, and multiple attempts on her life by people in her inner circle.

I actually found the PTSD a refreshing change from pretty much any other book I've read. Normally, characters go "on an adventure" and come out the other side changed but not harmed, and that's just not realistic. That kind of trauma (and that kind of repeated trauma) scars the psyche.


I appreciate what the writer was trying to do, it was a good idea, but the execution was terrible.  It was like the book version of "Matrix: Revolution."  It was a very dramatic shift in the tone of the storytelling, as if a different writer jumped in for the final act.  The whole third book was an incoherent mess, spent far too much on the public relations aspects and very little on the actions.  The book was badly in need of an editor.  Thankfully, the upcoming movie is a chance to get it right, to smooth out all the awkward and poorly-written parts and flesh it out with a more streamlined storyline - and yes, hopefully it will retain the same ending but in a way that meshes with the rest of the trilogy's vibe, and not the bizarre curveball it was in the book.
 
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