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The Hunger Games

Post by Trev » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:07 pm

Took my wife to the movies yesterday, and we ended up watching this one. Anybody else see it, or plan to?
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Post by BryWI » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:36 pm

It seems to be another one of those hyped things I am just not going to care about because I am getting "old". No plans. You really don't want to know the last movie I went to go see in the theater. lulz.

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Post by FrumpleOrz » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:26 pm

I'll probably end up seeing it at some point in the near future. A buddy of mine absolutely loved the books and he's been pumped about the movie for a while.

If I hadn't heard of the books and they used the same trailer that they are now, there would be no chance in Hell that I was see it. The trailers make the movie look like it'll be a convoluted mess. It just seems like poor marketing.

Anyway, what did you think of the flick then, Trev? I haven't heard what anyone's opinions are on the movie yet.

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Post by Lemmi » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:23 pm

BryWI wrote: You really don't want to know the last movie I went to go see in the theater. lulz.
i will tell you mine,
Godzilla 1998 (with Broderick), then the South Park movie 1999
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Post by Trev » Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:53 pm

FrumpleOrz wrote: Anyway, what did you think of the flick then, Trev? I haven't heard what anyone's opinions are on the movie yet.
Much better than I thought it would be actually. I went in w/low expectations really ... I hadn't heard too much about it (surprisingly) and my wife picked it, but I thought it was good. The theme wasn't the freshest, but I thought it was executed well. It had nice setup, most of the acotrs were good, etc ... it kept me entertained. :)

If you'd rather not spend the money though, just play level 3 of Flashback. The Death Tower/Cyber Tower is sorta the same idea as Hunger Games, 20 yrs earlier. :wink:
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Post by FrumpleOrz » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:23 pm

Trev wrote:
FrumpleOrz wrote: Anyway, what did you think of the flick then, Trev? I haven't heard what anyone's opinions are on the movie yet.
Much better than I thought it would be actually. I went in w/low expectations really ... I hadn't heard too much about it (surprisingly) and my wife picked it, but I thought it was good. The theme wasn't the freshest, but I thought it was executed well. It had nice setup, most of the acotrs were good, etc ... it kept me entertained. :)

If you'd rather not spend the money though, just play level 3 of Flashback. The Death Tower/Cyber Tower is sorta the same idea as Hunger Games, 20 yrs earlier. :wink:
Ha! Nice! I've got that game coming in the mail right now too. My buddy who read the books compared it to Midgar from Final Fantasy 7, with all of the different districts and stuff.

At the very worst, I'll see it 8392759823 times when they air it on ABC Family during their weekly Harry Potter marathons they run.

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Post by Austin » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:11 pm

I thought about seeing it until I saw all the hype around it. Maybe I'll wait until the end of its run when the theaters will be empty.. :lol:

Seriously though, it peaked my interest slightly. Gave me the notion that maybe it was sort of an Americanized "Battle Royale". Man that movie was messed up!

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Post by BryWI » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:14 am

Lemmi wrote:
i will tell you mine,
Godzilla 1998 (with Broderick), then the South Park movie 1999
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You have me beat! Mine was Borat. and before that, Walk The Line. I'm not really a movie person.

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Post by FrumpleOrz » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:36 am

Austin wrote:I thought about seeing it until I saw all the hype around it. Maybe I'll wait until the end of its run when the theaters will be empty.. :lol:

Seriously though, it peaked my interest slightly. Gave me the notion that maybe it was sort of an Americanized "Battle Royale". Man that movie was messed up!
Oh man, Battle Royale is truly fantastic, ain't it? A truly genius movie. Too bad the sequel made Ghostbusters 2 look like Citizen Kane...

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Post by 3DO Experience » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:40 am

Ha the last movie I saw was The Muppets.
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Post by FrumpleOrz » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:50 am

3DO Experience wrote:Ha the last movie I saw was The Muppets.
OOOH. THE NEW ONE? HOW IS IT? I really wanted to see that one but I couldn't ever get the time to swing to the theater. I love the Muppets.

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Post by Trev » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:34 am

FrumpleOrz wrote:
3DO Experience wrote:Ha the last movie I saw was The Muppets.
OOOH. THE NEW ONE? HOW IS IT? I really wanted to see that one but I couldn't ever get the time to swing to the theater. I love the Muppets.
It was good. If you watched the tv show in the late 70's/early 80's, you'll like it even more.
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Post by sneth » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:04 pm

I almost fell asleep at The Hunger Games.

The main concept is identical to Battle Royale. Add in 1.5 hours of political 99%'ers, and you have Hunger Games.

I don't understand the appeal of this movie at all. It's PG-13 and moves at a snail's pace. I guess since people don't know about Battle Royale, they think it's a good concept. It isn't.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:35 am

FrumpleOrz wrote:
3DO Experience wrote:Ha the last movie I saw was The Muppets.
OOOH. THE NEW ONE? HOW IS IT? I really wanted to see that one but I couldn't ever get the time to swing to the theater. I love the Muppets.
I loved it! It was so funny I was in tears! TONS of star walk-ons and great songs. Hell it won an Oscar for Best Original Song! You really need to watch it asap!
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Post by Ashenhurst » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:39 pm

yes I am planning to watch this with my girlfriend.My friends told me this is a great movie.
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Post by BryWI » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:31 pm

Something smells funny... Kind of like canned spiced ham.

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Post by Trev » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:18 am

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Post by Austin » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:23 am

Trev, I think you were looking for this. :lol:

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Post by Austin » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:25 pm

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Post by FrumpleOrz » Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:14 am

Once again, I am the sole defender of Spam. I love the stuff and I don't care how it's made! It tastes good!

Also, you haven't lived until you've had a Spam cheesecake. Seriously. That stuff is awesome.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:22 am

I like Spam, mostly fried, but spam cheesecake??? I think I threw-up a little.

Austin, you have to make that your signature!
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Post by Austin » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:39 am

Haha.. Maybe I'll modify it and shrink it down a bit so it's not so intrusive as a sig.

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Post by FrumpleOrz » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:35 pm

http://www.tastebook.com/recipes/122959 ... Cheesecake


There's a link to the recipe. Seriously, it's quite good.

Also, I finally saw The Hunger Games last night. Is that seriously the state of humanity at this point? Murders of children that we are supposed to care about but instead they're simply treated as props to be cast aside in the film. It is an evil and hateful movie that is doing a huge disservice to us. Had it come out in 1980 and had a smaller budget but kept the same plot, it would've been called an exploitation film. It's sickening and awful.

The only good parts were the musical score and Woody Harrelson. That guy is a genius.

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Post by WareJ » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:39 pm

i saw it
i gotta say it caused a lot of emotions and thoughts. Different ones.
I realize the story is made up, but it is a little...illogical.
If there was a government that treated its people like that, they would start a war.
And how could they possibly think the hunger games were fun and expect competitors to like fighting each other?
Anyway... all that aside, it was interesting. T
he bee thing, the fire dress, the opposition, the despair. Love.
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