CatNip81

Who Is Going To See It?

Recommended Posts

I just finished the first book and halfway through the second book. Must admit I am surprised to see a story like this so popular with teenagers. It's like 1984 meets The Most Dangerous Game with a little Lords of the Flies tossed in.

I know I know. It for teenagers. But after all that Twilight stuff I am happy to see a series of books turned into a movie that is more my style. Hard to believe it is marketed towards teens though. Cannot wait to drag hubby to see The Hunger Games when it comes out. Will have to wait a few days. I am not one to sit elbow to elbow with people in the theater.

Edited by Storygurl

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am! I'm hoping I can convince my fianc? to see it with me. I LOVED the first book, and am about 70% through the second one. I must admit though, like you, I'm kind of surprised at the huge fandom it seems to have amongst teens. Twilight I could understand because it has the whole teen romance thing, but with the Hunger Games, I am a little surprised since the book is a little more "adult."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am definitely going. I read all three books and thought they were good, hopefully the movie is just as good. I read Water for Elephants and was disappointed with the movie.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am definitely going. I read all three books and thought they were good, hopefully the movie is just as good. I read Water for Elephants and was disappointed with the movie.

I do not think you will be disappointed. The reviews on Rotten Tomatoes are all very good. They have a pretty decent pulse on what is good and what is not that great. Right now it is at 100%. Sure that will change once it opens up to everyone. I am anticipating a high percentage for this movie.

There has been some debate due tot he movie being PG-13. Many feel that is should have been rated R.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not. I havent read the books yet but my husband has and it sounds a bit more graphic than I'd like. In books it doesnt bother me since its just what I imagine. Maybe he can go with his mother while I'm out of town, since she is working on reading the books.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Me and my best friend are going Thursday for the midnight premier! I've been excited for months over this :3 these books beat any series I've read yet. I never was a fan of twilight. Haha.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My daughter and I are going.

I read all 3 books in just about 4 days. The first one I could hardly put down, read it in one day. The second one took me just over a day, and the third one the longest. I didn't like it as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MGPF and I are both looking forward to it...we read it together when he was visiting for New Years. I told my mom that she had to read it and she loved it as well. I doubt my mom is going to watch the movie...she has a very vivid imagination and IS the characters when she's watching a movie...

I feel trepidations about how they movie might not be even close to the book...but am looking forward to it nonetheless.

I am not surprised at this series popularity with teens. The Uglies series was very popular, as is the Matched series. Both are dystopic series like The Hunger Games.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I didn't read any of the books and I'm not going too. The movie actually looks really good and I want to see it but every time I read a book and then go see the movie, the movie is ruined for me. The books are always so much better.

I'll stick with just seeing the movie and I will be going when it's been out a week or two.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't WAIT to see it!

I heard they had to tone down the violence to get the pg-13 rating, but they kind of had to, since the main audience for the books is the teen set. I'm curious about how they're going to handle some of the things in the book that I think are instrumental, but too violent for a pg-13... I guess I'll see :)

I do think the casting looks brilliant :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

JOW - watch the movie THEN read the book... :)

Yeah, I never read the book first. Always disappointing. The only exception I can think of is the Harry Potter movies, perhaps because I went in knowing there was no way they could cover everything in the books.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Psst: Kina! You can read the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series before watching the movie and not be disappointed. :)

I've read the Hunger Games trilogy after my stepdaughters had them in class. Read all three in a few days over Xmas break and liked them. I think that what an adult gets out of the book is different than what a 12 or 14 YO will get out of it. The author is a pretty interesting character too.

Anyway, yeah....I want to see the movies. Looking forward to it. Especially with Lenny Kravitz. He is PERFECT for his role IMHO. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh TOTALLY the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books were FAB...and the Swedish movies were JUST as good! It was amazing...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I'm an avid reader so it seems to me I end up reading the book at least 3 to 4 years before they make it into a movie.

These books haven't been out that long though right?? It seems as soon as a good book comes out the studios snatch up the right to make it into a movie right away.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I usually read the book and then go see the movie, yep, usually very disapointed! ESPECIALLY the Twilight series. I couldn't put those books down, then the movies sucked.

I think I'll try it the other way around this times. I want to see Hunger Games this weekend, then I'll read the books. It's been awhile since there was a movie I wanted to see, so hopefully it's as good as it looks from the trailers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

CR-

It's a fantasy series. It's set in what is essentially a post apocalyptic US after a rebellion of the people and subsequent smack down by the gov't. The country gets broken into 13 different "states" called districts and each is very isolated from the others (by design). To keep the people from rebelling again, the gov't kind of stakes each district against each other economically and keeps the people very dependent on the gov't for their basic needs.

Additionally, to show their power over the people, each year, the gov't hosts what is called "The Hunger Games" where a boy and a girl from each district is chosen to compete to the death with kids from each of the other districts in kind of a gladiator meets survivor type Olympic "arena". And all of the citizens are required to watch.

The author has done quite a bit of research with regards to the effects of war on children, families and society and this book explores many different aspects in ways that are pretty thought provoking for more advanced kids and adults, but it can also make basic points for the less mature reader. I found it to be a great book for starting some discussions about things that are happening in our world today.

Both of the girls were required to read the books in school over the last couple of years. That's why I picked them up. (My stepdaughters are in 6th and 8th grades now--I believe the books were required reading for most of the 6th graders.)

I didn't think I would like the series AT ALL. I'm not into fantasy. Or so I thought. I just like to read what the kids are reading so I can help them with homework if they need it and have a handle on what they're being taught.

I started reading them Christmas morning and finished all 3 in two days. Couldn't put them down.

To help you gauge things: I tend to like to read espionage, murder/mystery/detective type stuff or Jody Piccoult type things. I don't like flowery language. I like science thrillers too. Or non fiction like The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Harry Potter is not exactly on my list of faves, but I could appreciate it. This is not a Harry Potter fantasy type book. Much more serious themes IMHO. And less magic. Though there is some.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd say Sci-Fi more than Fantasy, but for a lot of people, that's like tomato/tomato LOL...doesn't work so well online, that phrase, does it. :rotf:

Anyhow - quite good. A real outstanding YA book that will be ranked up with Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Twilight (yes Twilight, even crap can be important), Three Musketeers, Secret Garden, etc, etc, as pivotal young adult books.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have never heard of the series either. It does sound rather interesting and I will probably watch the movie first before reading the books.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Going to go see it on Saturday for an early birthday celebration. :happy0203: Besides being excited that The Hunger Games is now a movie, I'll admit that I'm partly going because Liam Hemsworth is drool-worthy. :drool:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now