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Eight-part The World is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games documentary
Game Maker: Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games Phenomenon featurette
Letters from the Rose Garden featurette with actor Donald Sutherland
Controlling the Games featurette on the control center
Conversation between Gary Ross and film critic Elvis Mitchell
Complete version of the film's Panem propaganda video
Marketing archive
Blu-ray exclusive Preparing for The Games: A Director's Process featurette

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This was way more entertaining that it had any right to be.
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Just because Jennifer Lawrence is a hottie, by any chance?

The film, by its trailer alone, looked ludicrous to me.
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This was way more entertaining that it had any right to be.

Agreed. I was very surprised by how good this movie was.
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Just because Jennifer Lawrence is a hottie, by any chance?

The film, by its trailer alone, looked ludicrous to me.

Nah she does not really do it for me, it was genuinely a fantastically entertaining movie.
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Even if you're not wild about the plot I can tell you that that soundtrack was incredible. The ambient effects were mesmerizing.
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For you steelbook collectors. Future Shop in Canada will have 2 different cases for the release

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The lead actress is beautiful, but probably much too young for anyone on this forum. And yes, this is an entertaining movie (IMO); would be even better without
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The lead actress is beautiful, but probably much too young for anyone on this forum.

You know, after a thorough reflection, I can say this with all certainty: no she's not, not at all!
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No to being beautiful, or being too young? I'm no senior citizen, but she's "jail-bait" to myself; even if she's 21.
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No to being beautiful, or being too young? I'm no senior citizen, but she's "jail-bait" to myself; even if she's 21.

Her face is not the prettiest I've seen, but she has a smokin hot body! ...and well, she's 21, so everything's legal and fine lol
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For you steelbook collectors. Future Shop in Canada will have 2 different cases for the release


hmm very very nice!
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So for those who have seen both this and Battle Royale, how does this compare?
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So for those who have seen both this and Battle Royale, how does this compare?

This is more melodramitic but really well made and acted
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Originally Posted by Dan Hitchman View Post

Just because Jennifer Lawrence is a hottie, by any chance?



The film, by its trailer alone, looked ludicrous to me.

No. I mean yes. But no. Yes she's a hottie in it but not it was not good just because of that. I had never read the books before and didn't even know what they were about but I have to say it was pretty darn good and the books too. Not at all what you might expect when you see YA on something. Actually some of the YA, some definitely not all, is actually arguably better than most of the AF stuff these days as I've recently discovered.
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The lead actress is beautiful, but probably much too young for anyone on this forum.

She's like 22 or something! What do you have to be pushing 40 for you?
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No to being beautiful, or being too young? I'm no senior citizen, but she's "jail-bait" to myself; even if she's 21.

You're definitely not a senior citizen.
You sound older.
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Didn't see this in the movies so I'm looking forward in watching it very soon.
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Thanks for the link.
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Finally get a chance to watch this tonight. looking forward to it.
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I'll be honest, I really didn't like this movie, mainly due to the constant tv-style hand held "wiggly-cam" shtick. I can't say which director/photographer gimmick I despise more in recent movies, this or fake lense flares.
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I'll be honest, I really didn't like this movie, mainly due to the constant tv-style hand held "wiggly-cam" shtick. I can't say which director/photographer gimmick I despise more in recent movies, this or fake lense flares.

I agree, the shaky cam bugs me too.
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Wasn't overwhelmed by it and read the 1st book.

Having said that I will pick it up for the right price. It's a good flick.
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I'll be honest, I really didn't like this movie, mainly due to the constant tv-style hand held "wiggly-cam" shtick. I can't say which director/photographer gimmick I despise more in recent movies, this or fake lense flares.

I agree, the shaky cam bugs me too.


I was really looking forward to watching this movie and now the shaky camera style has me hating it already. Oh well the three books, IMHO, were not that well written either, even if they were considered Teen books. Reading the three books, it felt like a rehash of ideas from Battle Royale to a bunch of reality shows like Lost and Project Runway. I considered the books had set a very low bar where a film could easily surpassed, which is usually not the the case, but with this shaky camera business, I am now not too optimistic.

I will still give it a try and see how long I can sit through the shaky camera before getting nauseous.
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I disliked this movie for the perception that death was nothing of consequence to the majority: it sends a bad message to youth that is already anaesthetised to suffering from video games.

Despite it's length, it seemed like only half a movie: the ending had revenge-sequel written all over it.
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...Despite it's length, it seemed like only half a movie: the ending had revenge-sequel written all over it.
I think that's because it's the first part of a trilogy.
  • The Hunger Games
  • Catching Fire
  • Mockingjay

Like it or not, Hunger Games is the new Harry Potter.
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I think that's because it's the first part of a trilogy.
  • The Hunger Games
  • Catching Fire
  • Mockingjay
Like it or not, Hunger Games is the new Harry Potter.

Excellent!! i was going to watch it last night but i decided to wait out till sat night.
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The shakey-cam was manditory. It's a story of teens murdering one another from a series of books for young adults. Therefore it had to be PG13. And to be PG13 the violence had to be stylized and incoherent. There's no better way to do that than to shoot it in that manner. They'll have to do the next two in the trilogy in the same way (and did I hear they were going to tease this out into four films?)

It's a good film, exciting enough; Jennifer Lawrence is beautiful and charismatic, but it's execution is not particularly stylish. It's a Chris Columbus Harry Potter version instead of an Alfonso Cuarón Harry Potter version.
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I think that's because it's the first part of a trilogy.
  • The Hunger Games
  • Catching Fire
  • Mockingjay
Like it or not, Hunger Games is the new Harry Potter.

Quadrology?

From Movies com, Movie News, 7/10/2012 (link):
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"fans can expect The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 to arrive on November 21, 2014, with Part 2 hitting theaters one year later on November 20th, 2015."
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... They'll have to do the next two in the trilogy in the same way (and did I hear they were going to tease this out into four films?) ...
Maybe, maybe not.

Yes, four films total. Everyone has signed on for the next three sequels. MockingJay will be split into two parts scheduled for release in 2014 and 2015.
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