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Nov 30th, 2013 09:57 PM
Kitsa I wouldn't call them super-duper-sophisticated, but they're standard Young Adult Fiction and not quite as vapid as Twilight. I mean, this is a writer for Little Bear. It's entertaining enough.
Nov 30th, 2013 09:50 PM
Tadao are the books any good?
Nov 30th, 2013 04:13 PM
Kitsa Part of me wants to see Catching Fire to see how much like BRII it is.

Although, I think the Mockingjay one would be more like BRII, now that I've read the books.
Sep 15th, 2013 10:20 PM
Kitsa I don't dislike her. She's personable. Although I have noticed that if you can do a good angry outburst/psychotic break, you're automatically oscar material. Lots of the clips they played during the "best actress" send-up were of tearful shouting.

I take exception to a professional Hollywood screenwriter feigning being unaware of roughly a zillion identical plotlines, mainly.

I'm also pissed that archery got appropriated into pop culture through this movie. Don't ask me to explain that.
Sep 14th, 2013 03:31 AM
BigChris If Jennifer Lawrence could act at all, that movie would have been tolerable. She's got the acting range of a brick. (Spare me the "but she won an oscar" bullcrap, so did Julia Roberts for essentially playing herself.)
Apr 17th, 2012 11:35 PM
Originally Posted by Zomboid View Post
I guess I've played video games with similar scenarios, but it was really something the first time I saw a movie about kids killing each other to win a game. I've always thought it was pretty well done, for the most part.
Battle royale is fucking awesome, hunger games is god damn lame.
Apr 17th, 2012 11:18 PM
Kitsa First and last time Zomboid and I will ever agree probably
Apr 17th, 2012 10:07 PM
Zomboid I liked it enough to read the manga. That was the first one I'd ever read, because fuck that shit, and it was pretty good once I got past all of the hilariously Caucasian features of the Japanese teenagers.

I guess I've played video games with similar scenarios, but it was really something the first time I saw a movie about kids killing each other to win a game. I've always thought it was pretty well done, for the most part.
Apr 17th, 2012 11:46 AM
Tadao I think most of us have played way too many video games with these kind of scenarios. It's one thing to watch it happen, but when you play a character and survive, well movies just aren't good enough.
Apr 17th, 2012 08:46 AM
Kitsa If you don't have the buy-in, you don't have the buy-in.
Apr 17th, 2012 06:49 AM
Supafly345 I thought it was boring, and more than a little retarded. Its the real kind of overrated.
Apr 17th, 2012 05:22 AM
Kitsa When you think about it, it all is.
Apr 17th, 2012 04:47 AM
Supafly345 Battle Royal is overrated. OOPS DID I SAY THAT OUT LOUD
Apr 14th, 2012 12:18 PM
darkvare i saw it yesterday and for some reason i thought about warhammer 40k all the time also it will never be as good as the running man cause there are no chansaws to the dick
Apr 14th, 2012 11:45 AM
kahljorn or gladiators
Apr 14th, 2012 08:33 AM
Kitsa idk. The theater I went to was one of those really ultra-posh ones with the leather recliner seats and I was just kind of enjoying that. I had the choice of seeing the movie or doing an extra ten loops around Marcon and I'd seen about everything there was to see there, so what the hell.

I had a discussion with the concession stand guy about the movie and he upgraded my soda for free, so I thank Suzanne Collins for the gigantic coke zero.

However, I still maintain that she, a Hollywood screenwriter, who claims to have absolutely no prior knowledge of Battle Royale, Running Man, Most Dangerous Game, The Lottery, or even the story of the fucking Minotaur, or any of the other many stories with a nearly identical theme, she is either really poorly educated or lying, and that pisses me off.

Hunger Games went so far as to have nearly identical characters as Battle Royale, only the genders of the protagonists are reversed. Woody Harrelson is a slightly more amiable version of Beat Takeshi's character. They even have the "ringers" in the competition, the trained professional killers, who volunteer. In Hunger Games they're the "Careers" and in Battle Royale it was Kiriyama. Same same.
Apr 14th, 2012 01:17 AM
kahljorn well i guess almost all movies are that

i dont see how it can be as good as running man. steven king writes some good prison movies lol
Apr 13th, 2012 11:51 PM
Kitsa I saw it in the theater just to be fair to it. It was pretty, and it was entertaining, but it's still just a variation on a theme.
Apr 3rd, 2012 06:32 PM
Zomboid Oh, he's banned again. Ok, then.

I kinda liked it. I don't get why it's so hugely popular, really, but it was definitely at least enjoyable. "Katniss" has to be one of the dumbest names I've ever heard, though. I watched Battle Royale immediately after because I love government-mandated events where teens are forced to kill each other, but I like a bit more maturity to it.
Apr 3rd, 2012 10:29 AM
Dimnos Fucking Womti.
Apr 3rd, 2012 05:38 AM
Zomboid I watched the movie to see what all the excitement was about. I'd say more, but having serious discussions in the same thread that Womti's posted in feels wrong, so fuck it.
Apr 3rd, 2012 03:44 AM
Womti as soon as I even heard about the hunger games BOOKS, I fucking hated them.
the hunger games can suck it.
Apr 2nd, 2012 09:03 PM
Dimnos I downloaded a bootleg copy of this last week. I still haven't watched it but that one guy in the first 5 min has way better facial hair than any Japanese kid could grow.
Apr 2nd, 2012 08:28 PM
AChimp Shit's just a rip-off of The Running Man

Apr 2nd, 2012 02:57 PM
Tadao I haven't seen the movie yet BUT! I'm assuming children (on their own or with their parents help) are dressing up like the character that send the poor, young, uneducated and helpless youth to their death games.

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