Eidt: Jawajohnny, how much did they play up the romance? Did they at all? I remember earlier in this thread that I rather ignorantly projecting they would, and as I likely won't see it any time soon, I'm curious whether they did or not.Also, have you seen twilight?
Here's an idea: How about you go and see the movie before you pass on judgment like that? The Hunger Games is an extremely well written and acted intelligent, allegorical sci-fi film. Twilight isn't even in the same league.The trailer only shows footage from the first third, or maybe the first half of the movie, by the way. They really kept the size and epic-ness of the film under wraps in all the marketing material.
I will say this much, my girlfriend, huge fan of the hunger games, said it was very good. She said that the trailer and other material had her worried that it wouldn't be as good as the books, however she said she was very impressed. Though, Guitar74, you may not like it because it looks like a teen movie, like jawajohnny said, watch it and find out. Once you've seen it, and you decide that it's a "snooze fest" then feel free to say so. It's you opinion. However, ignorantly presenting your opinion about a subject that you know nothing about, is not fair to neither the subject material itself of those who you may sway away from an experience they may enjoy.Eidt: Jawajohnny, how much did they play up the romance? Did they at all? I remember earlier in this thread that I rather ignorantly projecting they would, and as I likely won't see it any time soon, I'm curious whether they did or not.Also, have you seen twilight?
You can't give something a 1 out of 10 without having seen it. That's trolling. You have seen one trailer containing two-and-a-half minutes of footage from only the first half of a two hour and twenty minute film. And you think you've "basically seen it"? If you'd actually go and see the movie... you'd realize it bears absolutely no resemblance to Twilight. None. Twilight is a love story. There is nothing more to it. The Hunger Games has a love story in it... but there is so much more to it than that. I'm just baffled as to how you can say "a true movie like this doesn't have love stories in it". Almost every movie has a love story in it.Stop trolling about how you hate a movie you haven't seen... and just go see it! You'll change your mind pretty quickly. :P
Remember, the "Gamekeepers" are in complete control of the game
I hate to say it, but there are a few movies this reminds me of where it looks like the author of the book got a lot of ideas. The Running man, The Dear Hunter, Condemned, and a lot of others. So, there it is, someone taking others ideas and changing the story a little bit and that is it.
Welcome to the creative process! Seriously, this is how pretty much every story ever has been conceived. The success of the result depends on the skill of the storytellers, of course, but building on older ideas is what pretty much every storyteller does at some point or another.Heard a few mixed reports on this. I look forward to finding out about it for myself.
Better stop making movies, everyone. guitar74 has already seen it all.
@Guitar 74, I'd be interested to hear a movie that was original, even in its day. As it has been said, "There is nothing new under the sun."
I have never seen a movie like Inception, Star Wars, Star Trek, A-Team, Dream House, Transformers (based off of a cartoon) but still. The Borg, not a movie, but that is a original idea. There are a lot of original ideas, even from people posting ideas on here, but Hollywood is just to stupid to try harder for a good story.
The Borg, not a movie, but that is a original idea.
In music, the chromatic scale contains only 12 notes. Yet, western musicians have used those same notes to create countless works that are all unique.
As you can see, Guitar74, just because you aren't aware of the previous material doesn't make the film Completely Original.
But the more important point is that it doesn't matter. Art, like science, is built upon what has come before. That's how it gets better.
Strange how so much of it sound the same.
Why? That's like saying it's strange how many words look similar to one another because the alphabet only has so many letters.