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Old 04-02-2012, 10:48 PM   #11
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It didn't tell you why the games were created in the 1st. place. And what they got when they won?
Uh, yeah it did. Unless you mean it explains it in better detail in the book.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:33 AM   #12
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@massa_yoda: No it really didn't explain it at all all it said it was a tribute but you never know why? I heard the book does explain everything in more detail...
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:19 AM   #13
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@massa_yoda: No it really didn't explain it at all all it said it was a tribute but you never know why? I heard the book does explain everything in more detail...
Okay, well I could be wrong but I thought it was explained in that video they watched near the beginning. The video stated that there was an uprising against the government, which the government crushed and the games were a punishment/reminder to not F with them again. The slant of the video was why it was called a 'tribute'.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:42 PM   #14
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@massa_yoda: See I have to be honest with you I remember them showing the video and explaining about the War and the uprisings but I don't remember them saying that is why we have the games as part of punishment. I think in the book it does it tells more, of course the books always do anyway.
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Disappointing. Maybe if they had tied the camera to a sloth instead of a wild boar I could have made out what went down during the action bits. This fantasy dystopian plot has been done to death since 1776 and I'm excited for whoever manages to make a plausible one some day. Some good thrills and I like the wasp part.
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I have got to the point where I ignore these fools that examine every book, movie, and game for something to start an outcry over.This has been going on as far back as the complaints about Dungeons & Dragons to the more resent backlash againts "Harry Potter". We all know their allegations always end up being nonsense. I have not seen the film yet( I intend to as soon as it comes to DVD), but I am certain that it will be nowhere as bad as they claim it is. If they want a movie to complain about, they should start about he "Twilight saga", which has to have been proven to melt the brains of any person that watches them.
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@DarthKato: I have to say I was checking out some of your blog reviews very informative, I like how you broke down each movie into sections, keep up the good work!
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@DarthKato: I have to say I was checking out some of your blog reviews very informative, I like how you broke down each movie into sections, keep up the good work!
Thanks, I appreciate the positive feedback.
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Disappointing. Maybe if they had tied the camera to a sloth instead of a wild boar I could have made out what went down during the action bits. This fantasy dystopian plot has been done to death since 1776 and I'm excited for whoever manages to make a plausible one some day. Some good thrills and I like the wasp part.
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But yes the camera was annoying me from the start where even for basic exposition scenes it is bouncing around all over the place.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:24 PM   #20
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What I'm hearing about HG is that it wasn't violent enough. This, with the addition of SeizureCam cinematography eroded any interest I might have had in checking it out. If there's one thing that drives me crazy it's the sterilized approach to conflict movies take not just to make the MPAA happy, but because this is what people are accustomed to now. How am I supposed to care about the destruction and chaos if it isn't painful? This has contributed heftily to my interest in past pan-asian cinema and just cinema of yore in general. It's also why I roll my eyes at the question of "is this too violent for children". As if one size fits all. As if the violence alone is an all-important criterion for child-friendliness. The only thing more laughable than the insufficiency of ratings systems is how seriously some parents seem to take what I understand is more of an "art" than a science. If actually concerned, one would do well to just screen the film beforehand.
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