Hunger Games?

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Hunger Games?
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Tue, 03-13-2012 - 1:25pm

Anyone read this book/trilogy? If so, are you planning to see the movie? My son has the whole trilogy -- he read the first book for a class assignment in 6th grade and loved it, so we bought all 3. His class is going on a "field trip" to see the movie in a week or two.

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Registered: 11-14-2008
In reply to: bgs3
Tue, 03-13-2012 - 2:44pm

I've read the series and I definitely plan on seeing the movie. I'm not usually so eager to see movies made from books, cause I usually feel disappointed with the screen adaptation. But then I read where Suzanne Collins was happy with the final results -- plus, there are some scenes from the book that I can't wait to see how they pull it off on the big screen.

I think it's great that your son's class read the book; it's been touted by a lot of teachers as a more modern, relevent version of Lord of the Flies. Fingers crossed the movie is as good as it looks!

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In reply to: bgs3
Tue, 03-13-2012 - 3:16pm

Yes..have read the Trilogy and loved it...Plan on seeing the movie....Can hardly wait!


 


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Registered: 08-11-2008
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Wed, 03-14-2012 - 12:37pm

I've read the books and I am curious about the movie. If it gets good reviews and it comes to my local movie theater (where tickets are $4) I'll see it in the theater.

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Wed, 03-14-2012 - 4:55pm
I read the first one. I plan on seeing the movie. My younger dd (19yo) has read it too and we will probably go together.
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Sat, 03-17-2012 - 2:57pm

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Sun, 03-18-2012 - 7:24am

i bought it when i was in seattle, but have not read it yet. thought i would before i see the movie.

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 1:30am

I read Hunger Games, Catching Fire and am half way through Mockingbird. At first I was bothered by the premiss of teens killing teens, but the characters are so very likable that I had to keep going. The stragedies and techniques used for survival are intriguing.

I like that they will go to any length, whatever it takes, to correct wrongdoings and to make a better world for all.

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 10:12am

I saw it Saturday night. (Yes it came to my local movie theater where tickets are $4.) We really liked it. I rarely see that many people in the theater! I had read all three books, but got the first two from the library. My husband

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 11:59am
aliciasmom2008 wrote:

I saw it Saturday night. (Yes it came to my local movie theater where tickets are $4.) We really liked it. I rarely see that many people in the theater! I had read all three books, but got the first two from the library. My husband

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 1:49pm

This is interesting I thought. It's the real location where Hunger Games was filmed in an abandoned village in North Carolina. Click on the photo for the slide show......

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2012/03/27/hunger_games_tourism_visit_scenic_district_12_in_north_carolina.html

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