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Aug. 30, 2013by:

One night I decided to give THE HUNGER GAMES a chance. This was after it had already hit Netflix. Yeah, it took me awhile. Minute after minute I got sucked into it.

After it ended I was ready for the next one. I knew that THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE was already being filmed so the wait wouldn't be too long. The next film does have the same elements but it also has Philip Seymour Hoffman who is playing a rather snaky character. I didn't read any of the books so this is all fairly new territory for me though I do suspect that I will get into them at some point.

I must be a sucker because I like this new banner for the film. Maybe it's the colors though I know a few of you aren't going to be as impressed. The cast looks like they've been painted in unless my eyes are just making it look that way. Maybe the photoshop job is slightly terrible. Also that guy towards the right looks like Damon Lindelof and David Cross had a grown baby in a wetsuit.

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem."

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE is due in theaters on November 22, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Sorry but Peeta is kind of creepy. Is he meant to come across like that?
Source: IMP Awards

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11:11PM on 09/02/2013
I didn't go ga-ga over the first movie, but I enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to the second.
I didn't go ga-ga over the first movie, but I enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to the second.
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9:08PM on 09/01/2013

For some reason

this banner makes me believe in a Justice League movie.
this banner makes me believe in a Justice League movie.
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11:13AM on 09/01/2013
I actually didn't like the first one. I went with my girlfriend and she didn't even enjoy it that much either. I don't know why but it just didn't connect with me. Maybe I need to watch it again or something, so I probably won't rush to see Catching Fire.
I actually didn't like the first one. I went with my girlfriend and she didn't even enjoy it that much either. I don't know why but it just didn't connect with me. Maybe I need to watch it again or something, so I probably won't rush to see Catching Fire.
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2:39AM on 09/01/2013

This is going to be the Platoon of our Generation

Braveheart, Gladiator, Troy,.........Catching Fire? Ha!!!!!!
Braveheart, Gladiator, Troy,.........Catching Fire? Ha!!!!!!
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5:31AM on 09/01/2013
ROFL glad I am not part of this generation. Ha!!!
ROFL glad I am not part of this generation. Ha!!!
12:21AM on 09/01/2013
I'm stoked to see Jena Malone in a new flick. Love her.
I'm stoked to see Jena Malone in a new flick. Love her.
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10:04PM on 08/31/2013

In the words of that one random supporting character off that episode of Family Guy.

Yeah, I'm a guy and I like The Hunger Games, big whoop, wanna fight about it?

No seriously though, I enjoyed the first two books and I appreciated that the first film was a pretty faithful adaptation that a lot of my friends who weren't familiar with the material were still able to enjoy. I'm looking forward to the sequel but that banner is just weird, I mean some of those characters look pretty lifelike but some of the others' faces (Jenna Malone's for one) look like weird half-hearted
Yeah, I'm a guy and I like The Hunger Games, big whoop, wanna fight about it?

No seriously though, I enjoyed the first two books and I appreciated that the first film was a pretty faithful adaptation that a lot of my friends who weren't familiar with the material were still able to enjoy. I'm looking forward to the sequel but that banner is just weird, I mean some of those characters look pretty lifelike but some of the others' faces (Jenna Malone's for one) look like weird half-hearted paintings.
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9:24PM on 08/31/2013
Who's that old lady? And is that the dude from Flight of the Conchords with the glasses?
Who's that old lady? And is that the dude from Flight of the Conchords with the glasses?
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9:55PM on 08/31/2013
Nah, its not Jermaine Clement, its Jeffrey Wright, you know Felix from "Casino Royale." Oh, and the oolder actress is Lynn Cohen, she plays a character named Mags.
Nah, its not Jermaine Clement, its Jeffrey Wright, you know Felix from "Casino Royale." Oh, and the oolder actress is Lynn Cohen, she plays a character named Mags.
9:08AM on 08/31/2013

I'm reminded of Twilight

And not because of the actual movies. Like that series, I pretty much am steering clear - I've just got to many other movies to watch, and other things to do besides watching movies. What is reminiscent is this really strong backlash that seems gender driven. Also, to anyone existing outside the "rage bubble" it's really clear that the anger is misplaced and really about genre franchises being made that target women and young girls. The hate for Twilight and Hunger Games seems to be about
And not because of the actual movies. Like that series, I pretty much am steering clear - I've just got to many other movies to watch, and other things to do besides watching movies. What is reminiscent is this really strong backlash that seems gender driven. Also, to anyone existing outside the "rage bubble" it's really clear that the anger is misplaced and really about genre franchises being made that target women and young girls. The hate for Twilight and Hunger Games seems to be about outrage that the studios would dare to make genre properties for somebody besides the a 13-30 male demographic. Or worse - it reads as if there's some inability to process that these films aren't primarily intended to please 13-30 year old men. It seemed petty an jealous back when Twilight was big, and it still seems petty and jealous now. If you like it - great; there's plenty of other, better ways to rate your masculinity than a kneejerk hatred for "chick flicks." But hating something on principal - especially the principal that something was made without you in mind seems pretty lame. It's like having a shit-fit over the next Sex in the City movie. Who cares? It wasn't made for you. Are the people it was made for - not allowed to go to movies, or not allowed to like stuff you don't like?
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10:11AM on 08/31/2013
No one is saying that people shouldn't go to Twilight/THG type movies. This site (and most other film related websites) is populated by a predominantely young male crowd, i.e. the people who hate those movies the most, and we're just venting our dislike of those flicks, but... what?

People can't say what's on their minds?
No one is saying that people shouldn't go to Twilight/THG type movies. This site (and most other film related websites) is populated by a predominantely young male crowd, i.e. the people who hate those movies the most, and we're just venting our dislike of those flicks, but... what?

People can't say what's on their minds?
7:40PM on 08/31/2013
My comment is about what's really motivating the dislike. There's plenty of movies not targeted at this demographic that escapes their ire. I'm pointing out what it is specifically about big buget, sci-fi fantasy movies aimed at girls that get under the craw of the young male demographic.

I don't believe anywhere that I proposed that people can't say what is on their minds. Having made those comments, I consider it fair game to evaluate the validity of those statements, and the reasoning
My comment is about what's really motivating the dislike. There's plenty of movies not targeted at this demographic that escapes their ire. I'm pointing out what it is specifically about big buget, sci-fi fantasy movies aimed at girls that get under the craw of the young male demographic.

I don't believe anywhere that I proposed that people can't say what is on their minds. Having made those comments, I consider it fair game to evaluate the validity of those statements, and the reasoning behind it. Sorry if that was confusing for you.
9:56PM on 08/31/2013
Nah, its not Jermaine Clement, its Jeffrey Wright, you know Felix from "Casino Royale." Oh, and the oolder actress is Lynn Cohen, she plays a character named Mags.
Nah, its not Jermaine Clement, its Jeffrey Wright, you know Felix from "Casino Royale." Oh, and the oolder actress is Lynn Cohen, she plays a character named Mags.
7:35AM on 09/01/2013
First of all your point concerning the overt male hatred of "big buget, sci-fi fantasy movies aimed at girls" is neither here nor there in this matter. Males have been criticizing their annoyance over, say, mindless chick flicks for decades now. It happens because the majority of those films are horrible, it's as simple as that.
Now, I never said that you said that people can't speak their minds. I merely hinted at it because you call people, who've simply stated their dislike of a flick like
First of all your point concerning the overt male hatred of "big buget, sci-fi fantasy movies aimed at girls" is neither here nor there in this matter. Males have been criticizing their annoyance over, say, mindless chick flicks for decades now. It happens because the majority of those films are horrible, it's as simple as that.
Now, I never said that you said that people can't speak their minds. I merely hinted at it because you call people, who've simply stated their dislike of a flick like Twilight, "petty and jealous". Why should anyone be "petty and jealous" for speaking their minds? Just because those complaints were voiced from outside of the film's intended demographic that does not mean their opinions are any more petty than those of... teenage girls. Twilight and THG are, like all cinema, movies that anyone can see and everyone should be freely allowed to say whatever the fuck they want. That's all I'm saying.

So, as you see, you did not confuse me. I, on the other hand, have obviously been too subtle for you. Remember the end of your reply to my comment further down below? Yes? Now compare that with the end of my first reply to your comment. Que revelation, and perhaps a feeling of silliness.
8:54AM on 08/31/2013
I liked the first one more than I expected to. I don't think it deserves to be grouped with Twilight and its ilk. There's a solid concept behind it (even if it is far from the first time said concept has been explored), pretty good performances from the leads and an excellent supporting cast of older actors, especially Woody Harrelson.
I liked the first one more than I expected to. I don't think it deserves to be grouped with Twilight and its ilk. There's a solid concept behind it (even if it is far from the first time said concept has been explored), pretty good performances from the leads and an excellent supporting cast of older actors, especially Woody Harrelson.
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8:09AM on 08/31/2013
The 1st guy on the left = Aquaman!
The 1st guy on the left = Aquaman!
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8:55AM on 08/31/2013
Every guy to the right of him = also Aquaman.
Every guy to the right of him = also Aquaman.
10:39AM on 08/31/2013
Fitting that he's in a wetsuit!
Fitting that he's in a wetsuit!
10:12PM on 08/31/2013
In all honesty, I could definitely see Sam Claflin (the first guy to the left) getting snatched up after this likely makes a gazillion dollars to star in a superhero film. The dude's already been pretty oddly in demand based on how little he's done.
In all honesty, I could definitely see Sam Claflin (the first guy to the left) getting snatched up after this likely makes a gazillion dollars to star in a superhero film. The dude's already been pretty oddly in demand based on how little he's done.
9:38AM on 09/01/2013
Yeah, he certainly has the look.
Yeah, he certainly has the look.
5:31AM on 08/31/2013

Bah

More brainless drivel if you ask me. The first one was more than forgettable, and laughable at times as well. And the only reason they even have Lawrence is because she got locked in before she got huge. And man don't get me started on Hutcherson, I never really felt one way or the other about him until Hunger Games now I will avoid any movie if he is in it...douche!
More brainless drivel if you ask me. The first one was more than forgettable, and laughable at times as well. And the only reason they even have Lawrence is because she got locked in before she got huge. And man don't get me started on Hutcherson, I never really felt one way or the other about him until Hunger Games now I will avoid any movie if he is in it...douche!
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10:09PM on 08/31/2013
Well, a BIG part of why Lawrence got huge is because she starred in the first one which made $400 million dollars domestically and far outgrossed every summer movie that year that didn't star Ironman or Batman. Come on, Common Sense Man, use your common sense!
Well, a BIG part of why Lawrence got huge is because she starred in the first one which made $400 million dollars domestically and far outgrossed every summer movie that year that didn't star Ironman or Batman. Come on, Common Sense Man, use your common sense!
3:32AM on 08/31/2013
Between Niki and the two girls below me it's obvious that I'm the first guy to write here, because I thought The Hunger Games sucked.
Well "sucked" is a bit too harsh, it was watchable but no more than that.
Between Niki and the two girls below me it's obvious that I'm the first guy to write here, because I thought The Hunger Games sucked.
Well "sucked" is a bit too harsh, it was watchable but no more than that.
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8:54AM on 08/31/2013
I'm indifferent to this franchise, but... what?

Guys can't like The Hunger Games?
I'm indifferent to this franchise, but... what?

Guys can't like The Hunger Games?
10:07AM on 08/31/2013
Just making a silly quip about guys who like THG... not that there's anything wrong with that.
Just making a silly quip about guys who like THG... not that there's anything wrong with that.
10:00PM on 08/31/2013
I don't know dude, if its not your thing than that's cool. I but I think that saying it was barely watchable is more personal opinion than an objective assessment of its quality. I mean its at 84% on Rotten Tomatoes.
I don't know dude, if its not your thing than that's cool. I but I think that saying it was barely watchable is more personal opinion than an objective assessment of its quality. I mean its at 84% on Rotten Tomatoes.
4:54AM on 09/01/2013
No human being is capable of making an objective assessment of the quality of any form of the arts.
Therefor, just like the critics on RT, I was merely stating my opinion on the flick.
Oh and by the way, One Direction: This Is Us has a 68% rating on RT and I'm pretty sure both you and I would rather remove our eyeballs from our heads than watch that. See? It's all relative.
No human being is capable of making an objective assessment of the quality of any form of the arts.
Therefor, just like the critics on RT, I was merely stating my opinion on the flick.
Oh and by the way, One Direction: This Is Us has a 68% rating on RT and I'm pretty sure both you and I would rather remove our eyeballs from our heads than watch that. See? It's all relative.
12:45AM on 08/31/2013

I enjoyed THE HUNGER GAMES as well,

and I'm looking forward to CATCHING FIRE as it's on par with the first book (I've read the trilogy). I'll be interested in seeing what they do with MOCKINGJAY as it's the weakest book of the trilogy (I blame a tight deadline).

And no, Peeta Mellark's not supposed to look creepy. [SPOILERS] His character in the first movie is supposed to be ambiguous (what's his agenda?) but in CATCHING FIRE, he's supposed to be a genuine part of the love triangle with Katniss and Gale Hawthorne.
and I'm looking forward to CATCHING FIRE as it's on par with the first book (I've read the trilogy). I'll be interested in seeing what they do with MOCKINGJAY as it's the weakest book of the trilogy (I blame a tight deadline).

And no, Peeta Mellark's not supposed to look creepy. [SPOILERS] His character in the first movie is supposed to be ambiguous (what's his agenda?) but in CATCHING FIRE, he's supposed to be a genuine part of the love triangle with Katniss and Gale Hawthorne.
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12:40AM on 08/31/2013
I dig it. It's what I'd expect from this flick. Especially if it's supposed to be propaganda from the Capital. I really enjoyed the books. The 1st flick was really good. I'm looking forward to this movie.
I dig it. It's what I'd expect from this flick. Especially if it's supposed to be propaganda from the Capital. I really enjoyed the books. The 1st flick was really good. I'm looking forward to this movie.
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