27 Comments on "Catching Fire Trailer"
Any hope I just had died with that trailer. It is nothing like the plot of the book at all. They either leave important shit out completely or treat it with ridiculously heavy hands.
I like the books, I do. But the books are not as good as BR. The BR movie is a thousand times better and it had a sliver of the budget.
The author of Battle Royale admitted he borrowed from Stephen King's The Running Man and The Long Walk. And similar concepts have popped up in sci-fi before. Nothin' new under the sun.
@Mango It is a total rip-off of BR. Anyone who doesn't think so hasn't read/seen Battle Royale (btw, if you haven't read/seen Battle Royale, get to it asap). I'd still recommend reading The Hunger Games, though. It's pretty good. (Second & third books not recommended. Jmo)
@Seachica – I think that is the whole point of the trailer, though. The games in the second book are a big reveal. The characters don't see it coming. I think this trailer is trying to lend to keeping that shock for people who haven't read the books.
@ Xander – I felt the same way; I hadn't read the book.
I mentioned once in a post that I'd heard that the HG author had ripped off a very similar Japanese novel (Battle Royale) and someone here jumped up my ASS. I haven't read either authors but maybe someone here can weigh in.
^^^LOL at Maja. I'll buy your latte if you do that. . .
I will watch catching Fire though.
Also, I msut gather up the courage to tell the Starbucks barista that my name is Primrose Everdeen, and then when they call out the name, get up and yell: I VOLUNTEER! I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE!!!
I haven't read the books and got talked into seeing the movie which I ended up sort of enjoying. It was mindlessly entertaining, in my opinion. I heard some other people afterwards who were upset because so much differed from the book, but I didn't feel like I was missing out on any storyline. Then again, I really don't like to do much thinking when watching a movie. Or doing anything else, really 😉
Comes out on my son's birthday, he's excited. Although neither of us liked the movie much, thought it could have been much better.
That is the issue sometimes with making books into movies. Yes, there was not enough character development in the movie and the book was pretty detailed in the flashbacks and experiences of the Katniss. The movie felt very rushed to me, but if it was longer people might have complained that it was too long. It also seemed to struggle with how to interpret the events from Katniss' point of view like the book does.
Xander, agreed the first movie did seem to skip over the character development. I hope Catching Fire will do a better job. My husband hadn't read the books and felt the same way you did. The book was much better than the movie but here's hoping the following movies are more developed. The trailer looks great.
Thank you Xander. I felt the same way. I guess you have to read the book and I'm just now thinking about Game of Thrones so I don't know when the hell I'm gonna get this one read.
@Xander- Yes, the book explains it all. I played a drinking game while I was watching the movie and had to drink every time something differed from the book. I was drunk as fuck before they even got to the arena, and didn't even remember the movie the next day. I had to rewatch it sober. The whole time I just kept thinking, "There's no way anyone who didn't read the book would get this. There's no way anyone who didn't read the book would get this."The book was good. The movie was not.
I cannot wait!!!
Wow! Love it!
Can you just hear the money rolling in?
Can not wait!!!
I'll be sneaking out a window so I catch it without the LOUD ONES in tow.