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The Hunger Games

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Neo_Version 7, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Are any of you fans of the series? All the casting rumours for the film adaptation are quite exciting.
     


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    I haven't done Mockingjay yet, as I've been bogged down with grad school reading, but I thought the first book was phenomenal. The second book sort of felt like it was setting up the third, so hopefully MJ is a good pay off. She deserves credit for very astutely ripping off Battle Royale for an American audience.
     


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    I'm a huge fan of the Battle Royale manga (the same can't really be said for the movies). That's probably what drew my brother to introduce me to the Hunger Games series. It's definitely milder but that's to be expected.
     


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    It's still pretty rad and violent, considering how young some kids reading it are. But then, I read all sorts of weird shit when I was little and I turned out mostly okay. Any experience with the battle royale novels, which I believe predate the manga?
     


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    ^ I've read that the manga follows the novels pretty closely but with much more detail on the participants' pasts. The author himself was quoted as saying the manga also adds heaps more in terms of character development. But back to the Hunger Games. What's your take on giving the film an R-rating? In a perfect world, I believe it should be but I can pretty much understand why they'd keep it PG-13.
     


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    The Hunger Games gets a release date!
     


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    Been meaning to start reading the series, with the movie date set that has given me a reason to start it up.
     


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    ^ It's pretty crazy considering there hasn't been a confirmed cast yet. That doesn't make me any less excited though. [​IMG]
     


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    Been meaning to start reading the series, with the movie date set that has given me a reason to start it up.

    You could probably polish off the entire series in a couple of days, or a week at most. They are very quick reads, plus they sort of draw you in so you don't want to put them down. At least that was my experience with them, even though I found the last book sort of dissatisfying.
     


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    Yea I am just looking for some easy reading to do while at work, usually have way to much free time. Was considering starting A Game of Thrones but I think i would need to read that outside of work to focus more. Just ordered the all 3 books on amazon since I had a $20 gift card
     


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    ^ Awesome. May the odds be ever in your favour.
     


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    robbie Pleading Poverty

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    my wife read all 3 books in a day. she tried to explain it to me, sounds really out there but i'll probably go see the film versions with her mostly so i can drag her to On the Road.
     


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    Jennifer Lawrence will play Katniss in 'The Hunger Games'
    via EW
    Hmm..I'm kind of on the fence about this casting choice to be honest.
     


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    'Hunger Games' casts Peeta and Gale: Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth nab the roles
    via EW
    This is such fucking bullshit!! Hunter Parrish IS Peeta. Fuck.
     


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    Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg to Play Thresh and Rue in THE HUNGER GAMES [​IMG]
    via Collider 'Hunger Games' casts its Glimmer and Marvel
    [​IMG] via EW
    Finally, casting choices that don't suck.
     


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