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 Post subject: Catching Fire!
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:29 pm 
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Has anyone seen it? I went last night.

Mostly I liked it but it felt rushed (which is, of course, the problem with all adaptations) and some of the stuff around the other tributes being in alliance with her didn't feel like it totally made sense. And I would have liked more time with Wiress and Beetee!

As always, Stanley Tucci was the highlight for me.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:51 pm 
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I went last night! Even though it was my least favorite book of the trilogy I liked this movie more than the Hunger Games.

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I want to go see it, but am not sure if I actually want to go to the movies. So much more fun to have someone to go with.

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I, too, enjoyed this more than the first installment, but I agree about it feeling rushed. I've always thought that they should have split Catching Fire into two films, and then Mockingjay could have been one or two. But alas, I still loved it!


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Did you read about this?

Apparently, Hunger Games fans are less than pleased when the cast is diverse.

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I'm going on Monday to see it - super excited as I loved the books and thought the first film was pretty good (and I think Jennifer Lawrence is a wonderful actor) :)

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I LOVED it. I actually cried through most of it, so I need to see it again. Definitely better than the first movie.

I was thinking about it, and I'm actually really happy that Mockingjay will be two movies. The ending of the book felt SO rushed, and everything the films have added to the story so far has been great, and I'm excited to see what they do with the extra time.

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 Post subject: Re: Catching Fire!
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I went to see it yesterday and absolutely loved it! I thought it was very true to the book, which is probably my favourite of the trilogy. I was really impressed with the new additions to the cast, and thought the guy who played Peeta had significantly improved. I really want to see it again now!

The third book was my least favourite, and I'm disappointed it's being split into two films. One would suffice for me.


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I just got back from it and, overall, I liked it but it still felt placeholder-y to me. I just prefer when second books and movies in trilogies wrap up their own storyline and give you incentive to come back for the next. Like Back to the Future. But maybe it's unfair to compare it to the best movie trilogy of all time.

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 Post subject: Re: Catching Fire!
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Vantine wrote:
Did you read about this?

Apparently, Hunger Games fans are less than pleased when the cast is diverse.


I was so amazed at how marvelously evocative of Prim the actress who played Rue was in the first movie and could totally see how she reminded Katniss of her sister, I thought it was such brilliant casting! And then I went on the Internet and was mad forever.


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 Post subject: Re: Catching Fire!
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Just seen it. Loved it :) Definitely agree about it feeling rushed though with lots left out and glad that Mockingjay will be 2 films. I really want to go read all the books again now!

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Vantine wrote:
Did you read about this?

Apparently, Hunger Games fans are less than pleased when the cast is diverse.


This reminds me of the whole black spiderman controversy, so infuriating! I'm happy they picked Jeffrey Wright to play Beetee, he's a great actor!

I'm hopefully watching it tomorrow night :)

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 Post subject: Re: Catching Fire!
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it was good, it felt like a good pace that kept me entertained...

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 Post subject: Re: Catching Fire!
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I saw it a few days ago. I really enjoyed it, I liked it better than the first one. I haven't read the books, I want to now though.


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 Post subject: Re: Catching Fire!
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I just saw it yesterday. This was my least favorite book in the trilogy, but I liked this movie better than the first one. I thought Philip Seymour Hoffman was awesome and I loved the casting of Wiress and Beetee.

I agree with everyone that it was so rushed, though. I felt like in the book the tension between Johanna and Katniss made more sense because we got to see a few more interactions. It didn't quite make sense in the movie.

I think this one could have benefitted from being split into two films.


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 Post subject: Re: Catching Fire!
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Eagerly waiting for this movie. Its yet to be released in India. I heard Jennifer Lawrence is looking stunning in this edition as she always is. I booked a ticket at PVR and will be watching the first show.


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 Post subject: Re: Catching Fire!
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I saw it with my mom the other day. We got lunch beforehand and the girl she got her TCBY from said we'd be really angry from the ending. We liked it overall but were confused as heck at the end, and certainly not mad. Had to read some internet recaps for things to make sense. But then again, neither of us has read the books. We probably should have read a synopsis of the first one to remind us of what happened as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Catching Fire!
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What confusing thing happened at the end? I must have missed that.

We liked it so much we decided to actually read the books - which you can borrow for free if you have a Kindle.


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Nothing in particular, things wrapped up quickly and we just got lost.

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Yes, it was quick. It seemed obvious that PSH was a rebellion guy from the beginning, it just took forever for the final reveal.


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 Post subject: Re: Catching Fire!
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I liked it a lot more then the first movie, yet I liked the first book better then the second. I felt it was a little more grown up then the first movie, less about the highschool romance and a little more action/drama, but maybe I'm not remembering the first movie very well.

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 Post subject: Re: Catching Fire!
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I saw it on Saturday! I really liked it, it was very heart wrenching in all the right ways thought it definitely felt rushed at certain points. (Big suprise though, since it's an adaptation)

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 Post subject: Re: Catching Fire!
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When I read the books it was on kindle and I just read through as one long story without breaks between books. So I couldn't even remember what was to take place in the second book! I was very happy with how it came out on film, and although it was a bit rushed I felt the first movie was more so, and was less clear.

It took everything in my power to not bawl through the first hour. One of the friends I saw it with was a blubbering mess which made me feel better about getting so emotional about a movie! I can't wait to see it alone when I can cry properly.

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