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Old April 15 2013, 09:50 AM   #1
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

New trailer has been released



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyPnQw_Lqds

Looking good. The second book was the best in the series so hopefully that will translate to best movie in this franchise.
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Old April 15 2013, 05:25 PM   #2
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It looks pretty good. I have to say I struggle with the premise of teens killing teens but the first movie was done very well. I look forward to seeing the next movie.
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Old April 15 2013, 06:22 PM   #3
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Just watched the first one and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to this.
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Old April 15 2013, 07:10 PM   #4
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Love the trailer. I'm glad to see that they are continuing to expand the narrative beyond Katniss' perspective. I really ought to re-read these sometime soon.
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Old April 16 2013, 12:37 AM   #5
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I found the first one a little lackluster but this trailer was very impressive.
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Old April 16 2013, 01:18 AM   #6
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I haven't read the books yet, but I really enjoyed the first movie, so I'm looking forward to this one. The trailer was pretty great. I waited to see the first one on DVD, and kind of regretted it. I'll definitely be seeing this one in theaters. I plan on trying to read at least the first two books before this come out.
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Old April 17 2013, 01:50 PM   #7
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Re: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Technically, they're calling it a "teaser trailer". The footage in it only covers the first 1/3 of the book. A full theatrical trailer should be released later.

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I haven't read the books yet, but I really enjoyed the first movie, so I'm looking forward to this one. The trailer was pretty great. I waited to see the first one on DVD, and kind of regretted it. I'll definitely be seeing this one in theaters. I plan on trying to read at least the first two books before this come out.
If you don't manage to read Catching Fire before the movie comes out, try to avoid online articles, or even IMDB summaries. They all spoil the big twist that comes halfway through. Lionsgate has so far tried to avoid spoiling it in their promos, but the media don't care about that.

I'm very happy with how this looks like and what they're focusing on. Philip Seymour Hoffman's role is expanded just as I expected it to be. One of the things I liked best about the first movie are the added scenes outside of Katniss' POV, explaining Snow's and Seneca's reasoning. Here they work really well since they explain Snow's motives better than the book does (in the book, we can only guess at what his real plans and motives are, since Katniss isn't aware of them herself). Suzanne Collins worked on the outline for the script with Francis Lawrence, just as she did with Gary Ross in the first movie, so there's no doubt that all the additions are approved by her (or maybe even her ideas).

Although maybe the villainous muhahaha was a bit too much.

Other than that, there seem to be only some slight deviations from the book, which I won't get into, but the most important scenes come straight from the book. The riot scenes look great. It seems that Francis Lawrence might have drawn some inspiration from the Arab Spring, Egypt specifically:

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Old June 21 2013, 05:37 PM   #8
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I just wanted to let anyone who is interested know that they have marked down the Hunger Games book for the Nook 49%. The Hunger Games is $6.50US and the other two are $9.50US. I just picked up THG and I'll probably start it once I finish one of the other books I'm reading. I've been in the mood for a of a post-apocalyptic dystopia type story, so hopefully this will scratch that itch.
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Old July 8 2013, 08:11 PM   #9
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I started the book just a little while after that post, and I'm loving it so far, but I do have one question.
Has any of the background material ever said how far in the future the series is set?
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Old July 8 2013, 11:06 PM   #10
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I read the first two books and really liked them, but the movie toned down the violence so much that it undercut a lot of the tension, and made it all feel just a little too safe and tame for my taste. It never really felt like Katniss was truly at risk like in the books.

And broadening the perspective beyond Katniss's POV removed a lot of what made the books unique as well, I thought.
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Old July 20 2013, 11:47 PM   #11
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Re: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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I started the book just a little while after that post, and I'm loving it so far, but I do have one question.
Has any of the background material ever said how far in the future the series is set?
No, but it has to be at least several hundred years into the future, after a series of global natural disasters had changed the face of the Earth and destroyed the previous civilization. Panem is situated in what is remaining of North America. We don't know how long Panem has existed in its current form, but it must have been (much) more than a century - since the first rebellion of the 13 districts against the Capitol was squashed at least 74 years before the events of the first movie/

History

Much of Panem's history is shrouded in mystery, though known history dates back approximately seventy-five years prior to the beginning of The Hunger Games trilogy.
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An unspecified time before the current date, the face of the Earth changed and modern civilization was seemingly destroyed. It is unknown precisely what caused the "end of the world," but major landmasses changed shape as the sea level rose to unknown heights around the planet. Some time after the end of the world as we knew it, a nation was established in North America that would soon come to be known as Panem. It is unknown precisely when Panem was established and how long it has existed, though it is certain that Panem has been around for more than seventy-five years, and it's entirely possible for it to be at least a century or two old.

Panem eventually grew large enough that it was segmented into thirteen separate districts, each responsible for producing goods of a particular industry to serve the growing needs of the nation, and all operating under the auspices of Panem's oppressive Capitol. Its exact method of expansion is unknown; it is possible that some of the separate districts may have even once been smaller, separate nations that were eventually annexed by Panem.
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Approximately seventy-four years before the events of The Hunger Games trilogy, the various districts of Panem rebelled against the Capitol, primarily due to the oppressive fashion in which the Capitol government ruled over the districts. It is unknown how long the rebellion lasted or the exact number of casualties on either side (although the Capitol claims that for every dead Capitol citizen, two rebels died), but by the end of the conflict, the Capitol had quelled the rebellion, defeating twelve of the districts and obliterating the thirteenth entirely.
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I read the first two books and really liked them, but the movie toned down the violence so much that it undercut a lot of the tension, and made it all feel just a little too safe and tame for my taste. It never really felt like Katniss was truly at risk like in the books.

And broadening the perspective beyond Katniss's POV removed a lot of what made the books unique as well, I thought.
Broadening the perspective beyond Katniss' POV added a lot to the movie itself and the overall story, and made it a good complement to the books as well as a better movie on its own. Movies should not be books on tape with pictures, otherwise, what's the point of even making them?

(Sorry for double posting, but I believe that videos tend to disappear from the post when you edit it.)
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Old July 20 2013, 11:48 PM   #12
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.... And already yanked.
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Old July 20 2013, 11:52 PM   #13
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.... And already yanked.
From Youtube. It's still on Yahoo!Movies: http://www.thehob.org/2013/07/the-ne...r-is-here.html

(Trekker's post was in response to my post that I deleted when I saw that the video was not showing.) So, this is the new trailer, or the first theatrical trailer as they're calling it, since the first one was called "teaser trailer" (because it covered the first 1/3 of the book/movie, I guess).
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Old July 21 2013, 01:57 AM   #14
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Trailer On youtube



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Old July 21 2013, 02:10 AM   #15
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^ I was thinking "Hey, something's odd with this video..." about a half a minute in, before I realized it was that thing where they post the "mirror" version of the video in hope it wouldn't be taken down. We'll see how that works out. For the time being, Lionsgate is only letting Yahoo!Movies release it online, so they'll probably take this one down soon, too.
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