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Re: The Hunger Games

Post  QueenSix on Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:30 pm

The bit where Katniss pays tribute to Rue gave me chills. It looks to be a very powerful moment.

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Post  Gallifrey Girl on Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:58 pm

io9 has a good breakdown of the trailer, pointing out some things that went by really quickly.

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Post  Lily Rose on Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:16 pm

QueenSix wrote:The bit where Katniss pays tribute to Rue gave me chills. It looks to be a very powerful moment.
I teared up. I'm going to be Ugly Crying when I actually see the movie.

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Post  paablish on Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:31 pm

I'm excited but I agree with Gillian. The trailer doesn't excite me the way Harry Potter trailers did. Although, there is so much happening in that trailer it is crazy.

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Post  gannetguts on Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:58 pm

The start of the Games where they're all running out looked pretty awesome. I'm going to remain cautiously optimistic!

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Post  Kiran on Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:08 pm

I kinda loved it. I think it was a pretty good trailer since they are in production. I also LOVE that they kept in the leg waxing.
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Post  ulkis on Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:39 pm

I think it looks really good. I was lukewarm but now am I really excited to see it.

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Post  eventide82 on Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:53 pm

I liked it and I'm excited for the movie. I really hate Haymitch's long hair, but really, everything else seemed great.

My unpopular opinion is that I still think the actor playing Peeta fits nicely and I think he might be one of the stand out parts of the film.

In summary, I'm really looking forward to it.
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Post  Kiran on Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:57 pm

I thought Hutcherson looked good also. He exudes kindness and that to me is what I need most in Peeta.
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Post  bbridges on Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:01 am

I am so excited! I teared up at the tribute to Rue also and can tell that this movie is going to make me cry in the theater. I'm just going to be a mess.
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Post  Kookla on Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:11 am

The way the reaping played out is almost exactly as I pictured it in my head.

I am insanely excited.

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Post  jcpdiesel21 on Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:46 am

I am excited! I think the trailer looks very promising.

Hair and makeup on Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci and Wes Bentley is CRAZY and fits the over-the-top Panem style described in the books.
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Post  whatthedeuce on Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:18 am

I actually feel reassured about Josh Hutcherson having seen just small bits of him in the trailer. I think his face naturally has a very soft innocence about it, and when he steps up to the stage with Katniss, his eyes have a fear and kindness that makes sense for the character. But later in the trailer, his eyes convey a quiet fire in that scene of him saying he doesn't want the Capitol to own him. I like him already!

Liam Hemsworth, OTOH, worries me. He just doesn't look or sound right to me. He looks tough and hearty enough to be Gale, but beyond the exterior, I just don't get the impression that he'd serve the role well. To be fair though, no one but Jennifer Lawrence gets more than one line in the trailer.

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Post  curryalley on Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:00 am

Gale doesn't really do much in the first two books though. So there's still time.

But man is he hot. Damn. Those brothers have some really fortunate genetics.

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Re: The Hunger Games

Post  biakbiak on Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:05 am

Other than the reaping sequences and the prepping of Katniss for the games, though Cinna seems like a completely different character, I didn't like it. It's so clean! Everyone looks so clean and well-fed! Jennifer Lawrence has bad hair when it's loose and looks like the a strong warrior, and the kick off for the games looks the same as where Katniss and Gale hunted in the woods and looks so pedestrian and not like what I had imagined.
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Re: The Hunger Games

Post  Paris, Texas on Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:25 am

I am rereading the books in preparation for the movie.

I also rented, as per recommendations on the old thread, The Bridge to Terebithia and The Kids Are All Right and The Last Song, so I could see the guys in action. OK, No one recommended The Last Song but as per LH's filmography, I'm not exactly spoiled for choice.

Josh Hutcherson is an excellent young actor, warm and serious. As for Liam, I walked away from that movie fancying Greg Kinnear more, to be honest, and I've never given Greg Kinnear a thought before, other than "He's so smarmy". Liam's character was playful and flirty and kind of unbelievably angry, but he was athletic and can hold the screen.

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Post  Gallifrey Girl on Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:28 pm

Here's an ad with Effie for the Capitol Colors line of nail poilish.

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Post  Unlucky Bear on Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:32 pm

That is a really strange marketing ploy. What are they going to call the colors? District 1, District 2....?
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Post  laddical on Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:22 pm

That seems all kinds of eff'd up. I can't quite put my finger on the why, but I see that ad and I think, "Someone completely missed the point."
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Post  queenofdenile on Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:28 pm

Maybe because the book is all about how fucked-up it is that human beings select a candidate to root for and thus root for other people to die, and this marketing campaign...encourages us to root for a particular candidate and thus root for other people to die?
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Post  Gallifrey Girl on Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:33 pm

Yeah, it's a bit of on odd story. Apparently the film studio tried to get out of the deal after the contracts for the nail polish were signed, and got sued. So now, they're back on.

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Post  laddical on Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:40 pm

queenofdenile wrote:Maybe because the book is all about how fucked-up it is that human beings select a candidate to root for and thus root for other people to die, and this marketing campaign...encourages us to root for a particular candidate and thus root for other people to die?

Perhaps. I think it has more to do with the notion of conspicuous consumption, though, and the idea that anyone would "choose" to emulate the Capitol's complete (and evil) obliviousness by wearing a "glamorous" design "inspired" by the nearly-died-from-starvation Katniss or her sister.
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Post  Instant Monkeys on Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:55 pm

That's what it is for me, pretty much. In the books when Katniss gets to the Capitol and sees everyone all decked out like Effie, we see it through her eyes as totally alien and grotesque and wasteful and pointless and hideous. So now this ad is like "Look at Effie and how beautiful and glamorous she is! Don't you want to buy the nail polish that Effie likes to wear?" And then there's the tagline "What will you be wearing to the opening ceremonies?" The opening ceremonies of the Hunger Games, the hellish spectacle in which kids fight each other to the death that our society [being we're pretending to be citizens of Panem for the purposes of this ad] has become morally decayed enough to enjoy watching, you mean? That was the whole point of the books. The whole point. I literally do not understand how anyone who knows the teeniest tiniest basic thing about the books could do a campaign like this.

I don't mean to go Godwin's Law on this conversation, but it's the only example that comes to mind -- it'd be like a Schindler's List tie-in that showcased the glamorous hairdos of the Germans and the beautiful colors of the Nazi uniforms. I MEAN HELLO. (Of course this is on a different level because it's fictional, but how is it possible to argue that the Capitol people are not the oppressors? Yes, some of them are nice, but so were some Nazi-era Germans.)
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Re: The Hunger Games

Post  katesti on Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:38 am

laddical wrote:That seems all kinds of eff'd up.

Get it?

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Re: The Hunger Games

Post  Kiran on Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:17 am

I agree with all of you, but I did find it kind of clever that they are selling it to people as if they were Capital citizens, from a marketing perspective.
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