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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Best Film Adaptation I've Ever Seen

Let's face it, when we hear they're making a movie out of one of our favorite books, we have two reactions. First: Yes! We want to see the story come to life before our eyes. The second is fear. "I hope they don't f*** it up."

Hollywood does it to us all the ti...
Let's face it, when we hear they're making a movie out of one of our favorite books, we have two reactions. First: Yes! We want to see the story come to life before our eyes. The second is fear. "I hope they don't f*** it up."

Hollywood does it to us all the time. They take a fabulous book and they butcher it as they make the screen adaptation.

When I went to see "The Hunger Games" movie, I held my breath. How were they going to pull it off? So much of the story is in Katniss' head.

As the story unfolded before my eyes, I kept expecting Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Katniss Everdeen, to start talking to herself or at least have a voice over. But she didn't. Jennifer was able to show Katniss' thoughts and feelings without uttering a word. She was absolutely brilliant.

Effie and Haymitch were exactly how I pictured them down to a T. I loved the Lady Gaga-ish costuming of the Capital and yet they were still able to make it look both beautiful and scary at the same time.

They stayed very true to the story, anything that was left out, I understood why and it didn't bother me. The only line that was left out that I didn't understand why was one of my favorites. Where Peeta is laying in the river and tells Katniss she can kiss him any time now. I really loved that line and wished they'd left it in.

Everything else from casting to how they pulled it off was absolute magic, something I never say about a film adaptation. The pacing, the acting, the camera work. Fabulous.

I was blown away by this movie and give it five stars across the board. I can't wait to see what they do with "Catching Fire."

posted by ladyofwesttower on August 21, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

I pre-ordered this in July and was SO EXCITED for yesterday ...

I pre-ordered this in July and was SO EXCITED for yesterday ... but
instead of a DVD I got an e-mail saying that my order is delayed. This
is the SECOND time this summer I've pre-ordered something and had this
happen. Don't pre-order from BN, it's not going to work out ...
I pre-ordered this in July and was SO EXCITED for yesterday ... but
instead of a DVD I got an e-mail saying that my order is delayed. This
is the SECOND time this summer I've pre-ordered something and had this
happen. Don't pre-order from BN, it's not going to work out for you.

posted by kmreichardt on August 19, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    I pre-ordered this in July and was SO EXCITED for yesterday ...

    I pre-ordered this in July and was SO EXCITED for yesterday ... but
    instead of a DVD I got an e-mail saying that my order is delayed. This
    is the SECOND time this summer I've pre-ordered something and had this
    happen. Don't pre-order from BN, it's not going to work out for you.

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2012

    I love the film, and have seen it 3 times. I pre-ordered this F

    I love the film, and have seen it 3 times. I pre-ordered this Film the
    day it was available for pre-ordering, and then on August 18, the day us
    sad it would come out, i got an email saying they don't have it in
    stock, and if they don't have it in 30 days, they'll email me. Very
    disappointing. I'm just going to buy it from Amazon.

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2013

    i was really looking foreward to this film--BUT it looked like a

    i was really looking foreward to this film--BUT it looked like a bad remake of lord of the flies--the casting was horrible and donald sutherland as snow looks more like a grumpy old man than the creepy evil snow--i was extremely disappointed--read all the books and liked them but i made it 1/3 way through the movie and turned it off as not worth my time

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2013

    I loved the books and have re-read them all several times.  They

    I loved the books and have re-read them all several times.  They are wonderful.  However, the movie was not.  

    Sitting and watching this movie was more like watching a documentary.  There was no sense of excitement or danger as depicted in the book.

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  • Posted June 30, 2013

    this movie suuuuucked, I was expecting it to be really gory and

    this movie suuuuucked, I was expecting it to be really gory and disgusting just like the book but I was heart broken, this movie should've been Rated R

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

    Pre-Ordering movies suck it seems because i have been waiting fo

    Pre-Ordering movies suck it seems because i have been waiting for my
    movie for days. I got fed up and just ordered the movie on demand but
    still hoping it'll come in the mail soon. Catnip was my favorite movie
    of the year. I love the books, i loved the movie, i loved catnip and the
    whole experience of getting lost in this world was amazing. But like i
    said before, i don't think i'm going to pre-order, i was way to
    disappointed that i can't have catnip yet when everyone who didn't
    pre-order can have it.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2012

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