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March 23, 2012, 06:57:08 AM
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Just got back from the midnight showing of Hunger Games.  Good movie, but falls way short of the book.

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March 23, 2012, 06:59:10 AM
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Just got back from the midnight showing of Hunger Games.  Good movie, but falls way short of the book.
I'm going to see it soon, but in my experience, the movie NEVER lives up to the book.

Kids (and adults) need to read more... Sad

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March 23, 2012, 08:32:35 AM
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Just got back from the midnight showing of Hunger Games.  Good movie, but falls way short of the book.
I'm going to see it soon, but in my experience, the movie NEVER lives up to the book.

Kids (and adults) need to read more... Sad

Lord of the Rings wasn't too bad.

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March 23, 2012, 11:43:04 AM
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I really enjoyed the book. Once I got started, I couldn't put it down until I finished it. Luckily, it's an easy read and only took a few hours.

Having said that, I thought the first part of the book was better than the second half. The first part establishes the premise of the elites exploiting the lower classes for the purposes of entertainment and social control. In the second half, the competitors start "playing to the camera" in the hope of getting useful things parachuted down to them, which I thought cheapened the plot.

Despite that, I'm looking forward to seeing the movie.
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March 23, 2012, 12:24:40 PM
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Good to hear, the trailer didn't really get me psyched for it.

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March 23, 2012, 02:39:23 PM
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I'm going to see it soon, but in my experience, the movie NEVER lives up to the book.

The only one I can think of is Green Mile.  The movie is better.

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March 23, 2012, 05:50:05 PM
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Just got back from the midnight showing of Hunger Games.  Good movie, but falls way short of the book.
I'm going to see it soon, but in my experience, the movie NEVER lives up to the book.

Kids (and adults) need to read more... Sad

Lord of the Rings wasn't too bad.

That book was huge...

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March 23, 2012, 06:15:04 PM
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Just got back from the midnight showing of Hunger Games.  Good movie, but falls way short of the book.
I'm going to see it soon, but in my experience, the movie NEVER lives up to the book.

Kids (and adults) need to read more... Sad

While I agree with you wholeheartedly, there are a few exceptions to that rule. The Road and Let The Right One In are some recent examples where the movie was even better than the book. We'll just have to see about this one.


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March 23, 2012, 06:24:43 PM
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I should probably qualify my claim by saying that;

"Most movies are not as good as the book."

YMMV

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March 23, 2012, 06:50:17 PM
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I'm going to see it soon, but in my experience, the movie NEVER lives up to the book.

Kids (and adults) need to read more... Sad
Fight Club movie completely destroys the book.

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March 23, 2012, 06:54:15 PM
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I'm going to see it soon, but in my experience, the movie NEVER lives up to the book.

Kids (and adults) need to read more... Sad
Fight Club movie completely destroys the book.

Another great example! I was thrilled with HBO's "translation" of Game of Thrones as well, even though that's not technically a movie.

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March 23, 2012, 08:31:09 PM
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 I heard this movie was amazing. I am thinking about seeing it. Just I don't know because I didn't read any of the books so I don't know what it's about at all.

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March 24, 2012, 04:13:56 AM
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I'm going to see it soon, but in my experience, the movie NEVER lives up to the book.

Kids (and adults) need to read more... Sad
Fight Club movie completely destroys the book.

Another great example! I was thrilled with HBO's "translation" of Game of Thrones as well, even though that's not technically a movie.

Game of Thrones (TV) is amazing. Never got a chance to read the books though, never knew about them before I started watching it.

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March 24, 2012, 03:20:43 PM
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Game of Thrones (TV) is amazing. Never got a chance to read the books though, never knew about them before I started watching it.
It's 99.9% faithful to the book. It's like they're trying to single-handedly make up for every disappointing TV/movie book translation I've ever seen.

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March 25, 2012, 01:01:19 AM
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I'm going to see it soon, but in my experience, the movie NEVER lives up to the book.

Kids (and adults) need to read more... Sad
Fight Club movie completely destroys the book.

Another great example! I was thrilled with HBO's "translation" of Game of Thrones as well, even though that's not technically a movie.

Game of Thrones (TV) is amazing. Never got a chance to read the books though, never knew about them before I started watching it.

Hmm read the book series awhile ago, they were very good.  Will have to check out the TV remake of it.
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March 25, 2012, 01:48:39 AM
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I read all three books in a week and a half, I just couldn't put them down. I'm seeing the movie later this week with a few friends. From what I hear the movie has lots action but doesn't focus on the emotions enough.
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March 25, 2012, 02:23:17 PM
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Wouldn't it be great if Bitcoin got this lucky?

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March 25, 2012, 02:34:07 PM
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As a fan of Robot Chicken, celebrity deathmatch, Gumby, Pengu, eetc I would definitely watch that.

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March 25, 2012, 06:45:46 PM
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Who liked the Forest Gump movie? Who liked the book? That's right.

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March 25, 2012, 08:24:44 PM
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Just got back from the midnight showing of Hunger Games.  Good movie, but falls way short of the book.
I'm going to see it soon, but in my experience, the movie NEVER lives up to the book.

Kids (and adults) need to read more... Sad

Lord of the Rings wasn't too bad.



Worst movie ever!  (comparing book and movie that is.. Lotr was a good fantasy movie, but a shame to compare it to the book..)

Michael Crichton books always make good movies...

Anyway.. going to watch that movie sometime when it comes out on DVD - just ordered the book
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