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top of the box during this year of amazingly good release

2 years in a row we've had outstanding cinematic releases
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This was quite good. It was amusing to read at IMDB a slew of comments panning the film, universally because the posters were bored by the first of the film. Perhaps they were uncomfortable about drawing parallels about the political symbolism of haves and have-nots, and maybe they just didn't find it had sufficient things blowing up real good.

biggrin.gif Or perhaps they were just bored because it was boring? The first hour should have been subtitled as "catching hugs and tears" [and zzzzzzzzzz's]
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Everything was better this time: peformances, script, direction, pacing, casting. Jena Malone as Johanna stole most of her scenes, no mean feat when Jennifer Lawrence is in the vicinity, Lynn Cohen as Mags leaves a lasting impression in a tiny role, and Philip Seymour Hoffman is a heavyweight addition to the mix. It's worth the hassel to see this in the theater on a big screen.

I agree with those, but it won't mount to a big recommendation on my part.

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Originally Posted by Shaded Dogfood :

This was quite good. It was amusing to read at IMDB a slew of comments panning the film, universally because the posters were bored by the first of the film. Perhaps they were uncomfortable about drawing parallels about the political symbolism of haves and have-nots, and maybe they just didn't find it had sufficient things blowing up real good.

Or perhaps they were just bored because it was boring? The first hour should have been subtitled as "catching hugs and tears" [and zzzzzzzzzz's]


Boring is to a great extent in the eye of the beholder (though some things are pretty universally regarded as boring). Likewise some things are considered good by a fair amount of viewers and are still disliked by many. Terence Malick films spring to mind.

Having been a movie consumer for going on sixty years, I can tell you that the films considered by the preponderance of learned people as being the greatest ever made frequently have pacing that makes the first hour of Catching Fire look like Christopher Nolan on crystal meth. Or: a lot of the time, in order to make a point that makes you think rather than just bathe you in sensation, the filmmakers have to slow things down. And if you reject things with a slow pace you will be missing out on the best movies have to offer.

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Watched the excellent BD last night....first time viewing.

As good as the first chapter is, this is even better.

Lots of looks into the mind and motivations of the govt. and prez.
The skullduggery is great stuff.

Ultimately, as we have all been waiting for, Katniss "comes of age."

PSH, in his swan song, is a sad thing to watch.
RIP.

This installment motivates me to want to read the books.
Maybe I can find a set at the used book store.....

I am so impressed by Catching Fire, I will watch the next movie at the cineplex first.smile.gif

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Watched the excellent BD last night....first time viewing.

As good as the first chapter is, this is even better.

Lots of looks into the mind and motivations of the govt. and prez.
The skullduggery is great stuff.

Ultimately, as we have all been waiting for, Katniss "comes of age."

PSH, in his swan song, is a sad thing to watch.
RIP.

This installment motivates me to want to read the books.
Maybe I can find a set at the used book store.....

I am so impressed by Catching Fire, I will watch the next movie at the cineplex first.smile.gif


Thanks Oink, good to know looking forward in receiving my copy soon

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Thanks Oink, good to know looking forward in receiving my copy soon


You will probably watch before me Franin and I am curious to hear how you feel the IMAX portions frame to scope (you are using a scope screen as well right?). Talked to another forum friend the other day and he was not happy with how the 1.78 portions framed to 2.35 and ended up doing a ~2.00:1 frame in order for heads to not get cut off and so on.

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Thanks Oink, good to know looking forward in receiving my copy soon

Wasn't the BD released down there a few months ago? You're slacking, McFranin.
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Wasn't the BD released down there a few months ago? You're slacking, McFranin.
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lol not till the end of the month over here but I bought a few other BD from Amazon and decided to get it earlier

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You will probably watch before me Franin and I am curious to hear how you feel the IMAX portions frame to scope (you are using a scope screen as well right?). Talked to another forum friend the other day and he was not happy with how the 1.78 portions framed to 2.35 and ended up doing a ~2.00:1 frame in order for heads to not get cut off and so on.

yep I have a scope screen also. Im going to watch it regardless on scope and see how it goes.

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lol not till the end of the month over here but I bought a few other BD from Amazon and decided to get it earlier

Have you got it yet? Gonna watch my copy now. May the odds be in my favor.biggrin.gif

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Don't worry....if you liked the 1st one, you'll like this one.wink.gif

I really liked Catching Fire. I didn't want it to end. For being a longer movie (146 min) it flew by. My son, who's read all the books has been trying to get me to read them. After seeing this I might have to make the time. Therein lays the catch. Making time. There's never enough of it.

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I really liked Catching Fire. I didn't want it to end.
I know exactly what you mean...

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Ms. Oink said the same thing.

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I really liked Catching Fire. I didn't want it to end. For being a longer movie (146 min) it flew by. My son, who's read all the books has been trying to get me to read them. After seeing this I might have to make the time. Therein lays the catch. Making time. There's never enough of it.

You will feel the same way about part 3 part 1 or is it part 1 part 3?
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Ms. Oink said the same thing.

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You will feel the same way about part 3 part 1 or is it part 1 part 3?
Part 31 or 13?

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This was quite good. It was amusing to read at IMDB a slew of comments panning the film, universally because the posters were bored by the first of the film. Perhaps they were uncomfortable about drawing parallels about the political symbolism of haves and have-nots, and maybe they just didn't find it had sufficient things blowing up real good.

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There is always issues with reading a book first then seeing a movie based on the book. The Hunger Games books didn't come my way first and when I saw the first movie, I thought it was enjoyable but wondered how close it was to the book. The second movie ... I admit I felt there must have been a real problem here. It (for me) just seemed more of the same which translates to no excitement for me that I got from the first movie. I am glad there are people who really enjoyed the second movie and wish I was one of them but cannot say that I was. It was enjoyable but felt it was lacking some development or subplots being developed further.

If I had it my way, some cable channels would pick up the rights to books (much like Game of Thrones) and do a 4-10 part mini-series so we can get the full book(s) in all their glory. Ender's Game was really a perfect example of what a movie should not be with respect to the original book. It missed so many fine points made by the author and of course the character study/development of the main character. I think the Hunger Games would have been an excellent mini-series since there is a great deal (beyond the games themselves) to cover and enrich the viewer's perspective.
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You will probably watch before me Franin and I am curious to hear how you feel the IMAX portions frame to scope (you are using a scope screen as well right?). Talked to another forum friend the other day and he was not happy with how the 1.78 portions framed to 2.35 and ended up doing a ~2.00:1 frame in order for heads to not get cut off and so on.

Todd I watched it last night. Mate I didn't see any issues, to be honest I didn't even notice the change I guess was enjoying the movie too much smile.gif. The movie was fantastic guys loved every minute of it.

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I really liked Catching Fire. I didn't want it to end. For being a longer movie (146 min) it flew by. My son, who's read all the books has been trying to get me to read them. After seeing this I might have to make the time. Therein lays the catch. Making time. There's never enough of it.

I didn't want to end it either. Looking forward for the next instalment.

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Is the US release in variable aspect ratio?

Because my BD was 2.35:1 only.

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I didn't want to end it either. Looking forward for the next instalment.

Glad you liked it, mate. Looking forward to the 3rd installment too. Hopefully I'll have read the book by then... but probably not.

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Because my BD was 2.35:1 only.

Yes. Like Franin, I barely even noticed.

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Glad you liked it, mate. Looking forward to the 3rd installment too. Hopefully I'll have read the book by then... but probably not.

I'm not going to read the book, I haven't even read the potter books.

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I'm not going to read the book, I haven't even read the potter books.

I've actually read all the Potter books. Very enjoyable series.

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I've actually read all the Potter books. Very enjoyable series.

Might have to look into it one day

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Might have to look into it one day

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Yes. Like Franin, I barely even noticed.

My projector would make sure that I know. No subtle change when the zoom is connected to the aspect ratio.

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