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Catching Fire - Movie Discussion

Postby TehVict » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:06 pm

I watched it yesterday, there were a lot of changes from the book, but it was still a really enjoyable movie.

Who else has seen it?
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Re: Catching Fire - Movie Discussion

Postby JesseRoo » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:43 am

I just watched it; it was pretty awesome. At least 4/5, would be better if they just scrapped the whole romance subplot with Gale, Peeta is obviously the better choice.
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Re: Catching Fire - Movie Discussion

Postby HemusK » Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:17 am

It was better than the first Starving Olympics, which isn't saying much because that movie is garbage.

Still pissed that a bunch of the characters die offscreen or die without any blood.
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Re: Catching Fire - Movie Discussion

Postby Spark » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:25 am

Hemu wrote:It was better than the first Starving Olympics, which isn't saying much because that movie is garbage.

Still pissed that a bunch of the characters die offscreen or die without any blood.


eh i liked the first movie

i dont remember any important characters dying offscreen? and a lot of the deaths wouldnt make sense with blood (like Wiress drowning iirc)
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Re: Catching Fire - Movie Discussion

Postby HemusK » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:09 am

In the first day there were like 8 deaths and we only see two of them. One of them is skewered bloodlessly and the other drowns. The second round of deaths we only see 3/5, and then the last group of people who die, die on onscreen. You don't remember any "important characters dying offscreen" because the movie made them insignificant by killing them offscreen instead of onscreen.
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Re: Catching Fire - Movie Discussion

Postby JesseRoo » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:08 pm

Hemu wrote:In the first day there were like 8 deaths and we only see two of them. One of them is skewered bloodlessly and the other drowns. The second round of deaths we only see 3/5, and then the last group of people who die, die on onscreen. You don't remember any "important characters dying offscreen" because the movie made them insignificant by killing them offscreen instead of onscreen.


The book, and by association the movie, wasn't really /about/ the people dying. The only characters that matter are the core characters, and the other characters in the Games themselves only existed either to be antagonists or to simply fill in the positions that, according to the worldbuilding, should exist.
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Re: Catching Fire - Movie Discussion

Postby HemusK » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:04 am

JesseRoo wrote:
Hemu wrote:In the first day there were like 8 deaths and we only see two of them. One of them is skewered bloodlessly and the other drowns. The second round of deaths we only see 3/5, and then the last group of people who die, die on onscreen. You don't remember any "important characters dying offscreen" because the movie made them insignificant by killing them offscreen instead of onscreen.


The book, and by association the movie, wasn't really /about/ the people dying. The only characters that matter are the core characters, and the other characters in the Games themselves only existed either to be antagonists or to simply fill in the positions that, according to the worldbuilding, should exist.


The whole point of the first book actually was the people dying. It's pretty obviously trying to draw a parallel between the violent nature of media and the spectacle nature of reality shows by taking it to it's extreme. Modern Gladiator fights. By showing us the actual deaths in gruesome detail, it's showing us how bad this society is in that they're enjoying what is something to be horrified at. By removing the death scenes, they basically remove this element of the story and just make it a basic dystopia action movie. Which is pretty lame because there are a million dystopia action novels that could be adapted into basic dystopia action movies.
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Re: Catching Fire - Movie Discussion

Postby Spark » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:53 am

Hemu wrote:The whole point of the first book actually was the people dying. It's pretty obviously trying to draw a parallel between the violent nature of media and the spectacle nature of reality shows by taking it to it's extreme. Modern Gladiator fights. By showing us the actual deaths in gruesome detail, it's showing us how bad this society is in that they're enjoying what is something to be horrified at. By removing the death scenes, they basically remove this element of the story and just make it a basic dystopia action movie. Which is pretty lame because there are a million dystopia action novels that could be adapted into basic dystopia action movies.


except the whole thing is still pretty horrifying, you dont need to see every minor character's death to appreciate that
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Re: Catching Fire - Movie Discussion

Postby HemusK » Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:56 pm

Spark wrote:
Hemu wrote:The whole point of the first book actually was the people dying. It's pretty obviously trying to draw a parallel between the violent nature of media and the spectacle nature of reality shows by taking it to it's extreme. Modern Gladiator fights. By showing us the actual deaths in gruesome detail, it's showing us how bad this society is in that they're enjoying what is something to be horrified at. By removing the death scenes, they basically remove this element of the story and just make it a basic dystopia action movie. Which is pretty lame because there are a million dystopia action novels that could be adapted into basic dystopia action movies.


except the whole thing is still pretty horrifying, you dont need to see every minor character's death to appreciate that


I'd say the competitors aren't minor characters though, they're kinda, and it's not very horrifying. It looks like more shallow movie deaths, it doesn't impact you at all. I've corroborated with others who read the books that the books showed more of the character deaths, so I think the movie should have kept more of those and cut from other areas.
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Re: Catching Fire - Movie Discussion

Postby Spark » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:55 pm

Hemu wrote:
Spark wrote:
Hemu wrote:The whole point of the first book actually was the people dying. It's pretty obviously trying to draw a parallel between the violent nature of media and the spectacle nature of reality shows by taking it to it's extreme. Modern Gladiator fights. By showing us the actual deaths in gruesome detail, it's showing us how bad this society is in that they're enjoying what is something to be horrified at. By removing the death scenes, they basically remove this element of the story and just make it a basic dystopia action movie. Which is pretty lame because there are a million dystopia action novels that could be adapted into basic dystopia action movies.


except the whole thing is still pretty horrifying, you dont need to see every minor character's death to appreciate that


I'd say the competitors aren't minor characters though, they're kinda, and it's not very horrifying. It looks like more shallow movie deaths, it doesn't impact you at all. I've corroborated with others who read the books that the books showed more of the character deaths, so I think the movie should have kept more of those and cut from other areas.


if by "other areas" you mean the fake-romance scenes then yes
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