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Have You Seen 'The Hunger Games'?

Weigh in on what you thought.

A media storm has been brewing around the movie "Hunger Games," released Friday in area theaters.

“I think that ‘The Hunger Games’ has tapped into this audience by drawing on the dystopian fight-to-the-death genre tradition (that includes ‘Lord of the Flies,’ ‘Battle Royale,’ even ‘Running Man’), but tweaking it a bit with the female heroine," Pace University English professor Sarah Blackwood told a Bay Area NBC station. I really believe Suzanne Collins when she said, in The New York Times Magazine, ‘I don’t write about adolescence. . . . I write about war. For adolescents.’”

There is a refrain that the movie could be "bigger than Twilight," and the New York Times reported that Fandango was selling "10 tickets per second" to the film as of mid-day Thursday. That pace crowned it as the ticket website's best-selling non-sequel ever, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Theaters near Carmichael showing the film are Century Greenback Lanes in Citrus Heights and Century Arden.

Carmichael, has "Hunger Games" mania swept the area and local schools? Are you a fan of the book, and have you or are you planning to see it? If you've seen it, what did you think? Let us know with a comment below.

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Linda Park March 27, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Well, as a fan of both the Twilight & Hunger Games series, I'd have to say it's silly to compare the two because they are both very different types of books/movies. But Hunger Games could bring more people to see it just because a group of guys would want to watch Hunger Games vs a group of guys that would want to watch Twilight? Yeah. Definitely hits a bigger audience. But I saw the Hunger Games. I was a little disappointed. The book was 10000 times better. The movie (without reading the book) had a lot of holes in it. Also, I didn't like the whole reality TV shaky camera thing they were trying to do. It didn't work. Same goes with the quiet set with no background music. So ultimately, I'd give Hunger Games a B-. Mainly for lack of character development.
Victor Calderon (Editor) March 28, 2012 at 12:03 AM
Thanks Linda. I saw the movie but didn't read the book. The film was better than I expected and set things up for the sequel.

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