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Old 03-17-11, 01:31 PM
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Hunger Games (2012) Ross, Lawrence

Looks like Jennifer Lawrence found herself a franchise.

http://movies.msn.com/mom-pop-cultur...ory/?gt1=28101

I have this on my nook and have yet to read it. I have heard they are interesting to say the least and even though they are aimed at the teen market they are more adult in terms of the amount of graphic violence. I have read an interview with the director and he said they are contractually obligated to make a PG-13 movie. I have no problem with that, but I hope they are able to go to "Red Dawn"/"Taken" levels of PG-13 and not the watered down stuff we get in "Mission:Impossible."

If there is a thread already out ther on this, I apologize. I searched back to a year and found nothing. Please don't call me a dumb ass for not trying every trick in the book, or for not posting obligatory photos of Ms. Lawrence in skimpy outfits.
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Re: Hunger Games (2012) Ross, Lawrence

yay! jennifer lawrence got the role!
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Re: Hunger Games (2012) Ross, Lawrence

Hailee Steinfeld would have knocked this out of the park. I'm sure Lawrence will be good, but she wouldn't have been my first choice.
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Re: Hunger Games (2012) Ross, Lawrence

She's a bit older than the character, and I think that's what they were going for. Steinfeld would have been great, but maybe the studio was uncomfortable with portraying a story where the gov't forces young kids and teens to kill or be killed. Changing it to older teens and - with subsequent movies - young adults makes it more palatable. (Steinfeld only being able to work 8 hours a day may have also been a factor.)
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Re: Hunger Games (2012) Ross, Lawrence

Sad that this on the fast track, and Battle Royale never got a stateside theatrical release at all.
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Re: Hunger Games (2012) Ross, Lawrence

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Sad that this on the fast track, and Battle Royale never got a stateside theatrical release at all.
Are you still going off your "Battle Royale rip off" thread from Book talk? Sounded like many people disagreed with you on that.

I've read the books, and they're pretty entertaining.
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Originally Posted by fumanstan View Post
Are you still going off your "Battle Royale rip off" thread from Book talk? Sounded like many people disagreed with you on that.

I've read the books, and they're pretty entertaining.
Well, it sure sounds like Hunger Games was "inspired" by BATTLE ROYALE.
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Re: Hunger Games (2012) Ross, Lawrence

Wasn't there a thread on this already? And where are the obligatory pics of Miss Lawrence? Some major dumbasses around here...
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Re: Hunger Games (2012) Ross, Lawrence

Originally Posted by fumanstan View Post
Are you still going off your "Battle Royale rip off" thread from Book talk? Sounded like many people disagreed with you on that.

I've read the books, and they're pretty entertaining.
Just give him a few minutes, and then he'll make a sour comment about Joss Whedon and laugh at people who said The Dark Knight was the best film ever, even though that doesn't seem to be something anyone on this board says.

In fact, sometimes I think half of Groucho's posts in this forum are meant for the IMDB boards.
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Re: Hunger Games (2012) Ross, Lawrence

I had no idea there were people who are under the impression that Hunger Games isn't a Battle Royale rip-off...
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I hope Miss Lawrence gives a generous kickback from her salary for this film to whoever made that dress she wore to the Oscars.
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this one?



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Re: Hunger Games (2012) Ross, Lawrence

Meh.

... and I'll admit that I read all three books and loved them, but I'm not sure that they will be able to faithfully adapt them for the screen.

But I'll watch them and see if they're close.
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Re: Hunger Games (2012) Ross, Lawrence

Here's an obligatory pic or two .

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Wow, she's just another hot chick. I never would've guessed that from her role in Winter's Bone. I think she needs to downplay it because she looks awfully generic.
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I hope she never listens to you.
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Re: Hunger Games (2012) Ross, Lawrence

i want to live in a world where jennifer lawrence is considered "generic"
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Re: Hunger Games (2012) Ross, Lawrence

Goddamnit, I wish Hailee had gotten this.
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Re: Hunger Games (2012) Ross, Lawrence

I'll admit I always pictured Nina Dobrev in this while reading the books... It will be interesting how this will translate and I just don't think pg-13 is going to cut it. Guess we'll see.
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I just don't think pg-13 is going to cut it. Guess we'll see.
It's a kids' book, so it'll get a PG-13, count on it.
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I will be expecting the movie to suck just to avoid being disappointed. I loved the books. Not sure if I can see Lawrence as Katniss but we'll see...
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If you've read the books, you'd know they are already written pretty PG-13. They would just have to not graphically depict a few moments and it's good to go. Lots of death happens "off-screen" anyway.
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^ Like I said, go for old school PG-13 like we used to see in stuff of the mid to late 80s. Not many movies do that anymore; Taken and The Dark Knight were the last ones that truly pushed that envelope IMO (actually the most recent Harry Potter did as well).
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If you've read the books, you'd know they are already written pretty PG-13. They would just have to not graphically depict a few moments and it's good to go. Lots of death happens "off-screen" anyway.
Yeah. I don't mind the PG-13 rating since the books are pretty tame.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
Wow, she's just another hot chick. I never would've guessed that from her role in Winter's Bone. I think she needs to downplay it because she looks awfully generic.
she looks anything but generic. her eyes are very exotic. she is hot and was damn good in Winter's Bone. the more of her in franchises and indies, the better.


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