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#26 OFFLINE   bjdotson

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:29 PM

We just watched it and I'd consider it inappropriate for a 9 year old. We enjoyed the movie, but thought it was too short (at slightly over 2 hours) to really reflect what's in the book. My wife read the book, I plan to read it this week. Even without reading the book, I could see how condensed it was. Probably should have been a trilogy such as The Lord of The Rings was.

Great cast, beautifully filmed but it seemed crammed into those two hours +. All in all, we enjoyed it, but I'm really surprised that someone would want to have a party with kids that young with that particular movie as the centerpiece of the party.

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First, yes it was quite condensed, but the LOTR was made into three movies because it was based on three books and the movies were really condensed versions of their respective books.

Second, Hunger games is based on Book 1 of a trilogy. There will be three more movies (Book 2 and a movie split into two parts based on book 3)

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:09 AM

First, yes it was quite condensed, but the LOTR was made into three movies because it was based on three books and the movies were really condensed versions of their respective books.

Second, Hunger games is based on Book 1 of a trilogy. There will be three more movies (Book 2 and a movie split into two parts based on book 3)


I've now read all three books and I still think the movie was too condensed (or compacted). I liked the third book best of all, but they really could have made two movies out of the first book. So much material packed into so little time.

I just watched the Japanese film Battle Royale, a film so close to the Hunger Games film it's hard to believe there's not lawsuits flying across the Pacific. It would seem the Japanese film was the basis for the Hunger Games books. Not nearly as polished and lush as the American film, but if you watch it, you'll clearly see what I mean.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:45 AM

I've now read all three books and I still think the movie was too condensed (or compacted). I liked the third book best of all, but they really could have made two movies out of the first book. So much material packed into so little time.


This is true for just about all 'full-size' novels. The books always have many more subplots going on and much more detail. We listen to a lot of audio books when we travel and most audio book novels run from 12-18 hours in length. So, when they make a movie out of the book, a LOT has to be cut. This is why we are usually disappointed in the movie if seen after reading the book.




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