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    (Original post by hanisb)
    So it's coming out on the 23rd of March a little more than 2 weeks from now.
    WHO IS GOING TO WATCH IT?!!!
    I loved all the books.
    **** the 23rd, I'm going on the 22nd, ADVANCE SCREENING
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    (Original post by wtfCharlie)
    **** the 23rd, I'm going on the 22nd, ADVANCE SCREENING
    :eek: NO FAIR!!! -whines like a little kid-
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    (Original post by hanisb)
    :eek: NO FAIR!!! -whines like a little kid-
    Don't be jealous of my sadness lol My boyfriend and I even have T-shirts that say 'He's my Peeta' and 'She's my Katniss' :cool:
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    Whats this movie about exactly? The trailer seemed like Battle Royale mixed with Running Man. Sounds like a teen/kids movie to me(?)
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    isn't it supposed to be like battle royale?
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    I do want to watch it, since I thought the books were alright and it'd be interesting to see if it lives up to it's hype.

    But... I read Battle Royale first and am painfully aware of how the basic plot of both books is pretty much identical. I used to love the Battle Royale book so know I won't enjoy the Hunger Games film that much
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    Whats this movie about exactly? The trailer seemed like Battle Royale mixed with Running Man. Sounds like a teen/kids movie to me(?)
    (Original post by internet tough guy)
    isn't it supposed to be like battle royale?
    YES! It's basically the same. Only not as good (imo).

    On a different note I'm genuinely surprised that the author of The Hunger Games has not been sued by the dude who wrote Battle Royale for copyright infringement or something along those lines...
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    (Original post by Lintu93)
    YES! It's basically the same. Only not as good (imo).

    On a different note I'm genuinely surprised that the author of The Hunger Games has not been sued by the dude who wrote Battle Royale for copyright infringement or something along those lines...
    Battle Royale is a cult classic so booo to Hunger Games!
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    (Original post by Lintu93)
    YES! It's basically the same. Only not as good (imo).

    On a different note I'm genuinely surprised that the author of The Hunger Games has not been sued by the dude who wrote Battle Royale for copyright infringement or something along those lines...
    yeah apparently there are quite few other times where stuff from japan/eastasia gets ripped off (i think i heard the matrix was another example?) because obviously most people over here would never have even heard about foriegn books/films so they can get away with it
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    I was going to go opening night but as im still at uni the mo and want to re read the book before i see it i'm gunna have to wait!

    Mega excited though, I've heard that its gone down with universal acclaim in the preview reviews so hoping it's good!!
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    (Original post by hogso)
    7 seconds of cuts have been made to bring down the certificate from a 15 to 12a, according to the BBFC
    I knew it! It's a kids movie. If it's like Battle Royale, you can't make it without some blood and gore and that was an 18 so 12 sounds kinda laughable. Perhaps I'm being harsh. It's for a different audience I guess.
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    I knew it! It's a kids movie. If it's like Battle Royale, you can't make it without some blood and gore and that was an 18 so 12 sounds kinda laughable. Perhaps I'm being harsh. It's for a different audience I guess.
    Yeh, of course they're for a different audience. Despite the subject matter, the Hunger Games novels are about as 'young adult' as you can get (the fact that most of people in this thread who are very excited about the film are female tells you alot), so the films would never ever have been an 18. Also, the Hunger Games is written in such a way that we only witness what is happening through the eyes of the/around the main character, so the vast majority of the killings we only hear about about, but don't see. BR grants us no such liberty, and makes a very deliberate point of showing us each and every death, despite of the proximity to the main characters.

    There's really only one death in Hunger Games that I thought they might have a bit of trouble with the certification board, which may be where the cuts are made, but they couldve gotten around that by shooting it slightly differently to the way it reads quite easily anyway. I don't think it will be cut or 'dumbed down' as much as the BR film was in comparison to the novel, put it that way.
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    (Original post by wtfCharlie)
    My boyfriend and I even have T-shirts that say 'He's my Peeta' and 'She's my Katniss' :cool:
    Now THAT is cool.
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    (Original post by hanisb)
    Now THAT is cool.
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    seeing the film tonight at half 7 :dance: so excited i think i might explode
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    I am so excited about this movie. Just finished reading Catching Fire for the second time and I'm addicted to the books. But I'm not sure about Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss. From what I've seen she looks way too healthy in the District 12 scenes. They should have made her look a bit more strained from all the worry IMO.
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    (Original post by loulou111)
    seeing the film tonight at half 7 :dance: so excited i think i might explode
    You're so lucky! I have to wait until next Wednesday to see it. Enjoy!
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    (Original post by Stratos)
    I'm afraid it's going to be a bit heavy on the romance side.
    Yeah, me too. I don't want them turning it into a Team Peeta/Team Gale thing, like the Twilight craze. But it's a good marketing ploy to young teen girls so I'm afraid they will. :/
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    (Original post by Language_student)
    I am so excited about this movie. Just finished reading Catching Fire for the second time and I'm addicted to the books. But I'm not sure about Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss. From what I've seen she looks way too healthy in the District 12 scenes. They should have made her look a bit more strained from all the worry IMO.
    Well apparently she is probably the best thing in it. She is supposed to be really good. I'll probably rent this when it comes out.
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    Tickets booked for this Sunday

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