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the_red_ninja wrote:So I finally watched this and as you probably know I am a huge fan.. It was definitely NOT a trainwreck and to put it simply it was a smart adaptation of the book.
I was afraid it might be a bit slow therefore leaving out chunks from the book, but it was actually really fast moving and you did not really feel like you were sitting there for over two hours. However, it being fast paced, I feel they could have spent more time on some things, namely the relationship between Katniss and Peeta (tbh I would have sit for 3 hours lol).
Everything up until the cave scene was awesome. I was left not really feeling the connection between them, and that could be aiding the next films story, but it felt too platonic.
Obviously, the acting highlights for were Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci and surprisingly Alexander Ludwig (Cato).
As I said, everything until the cave scene was perfect for me, but after that, it sort of went downhill from there, maybe it was because I was dreading the end of the film.
The score worked and the film as a whole was a visual treat (even the shaky-cam dammit).
I am totally satisfied with it -> 8.9/10
m4st4 wrote:Nice, you waited for this movie so long and it paid-off I liked i too, pretty similar to my book reading experience.
the_red_ninja wrote:m4st4 wrote:Nice, you waited for this movie so long and it paid-off I liked i too, pretty similar to my book reading experience.
Yes. It's one of the best adaptations I've ever seen IMO.
Dragon_316ca wrote:Gary Ross is not directing the sequel: http://www.deadline.com/2012/04/gary-ross-decides-not-to-direct-hunger-games-2-catching-fire-lionsgate-in-shock/