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^LOL that´s true, but in any case it´s her management fault. I don´t know... I really like her as Katniss and the more I read the more I picture Parrish as Peeta

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I kind of want to read these books since they're becoming popular and apparently a very good read, but the storyline just seems so cruel, no ? The idea of children having to fight each other to death etc, is just not really appealing to me. Tell me what I'm missing?

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The author definitely doesn't hold back when it comes to violence. The books are very gritty and post-apocalyptic.

However, there's more to it than that. When I first heard the storyline, I was not interested and I couldn't get into them when I tried 2 or 3 times. But then I forced myself to keep reading and you realize they're more than just a bloodbath...it's basically a story about a girl who dares to defy a vicious dictator and becomes this symbol of hope and defiance for thousands of people. There's also an interesting love triangle, which keeps you guessing, because you can never tell if the characters are being sincere or just playing a role they're forced into.

I tried to described it without using spoilers.

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i didn't know there was a thread about the books/movie here

can't wait for the movie, not sure how i feel about Jennifer Lawrence since she looks too old imo (the most shocking thing about the books was that kids kill kids, i don't want that to be lost) but i guess they can do a lot with hair and makeup and she's a great actress, so i believe she'll do a great job

so glad you like the books koko

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^She's not as old as I thought. Only 20. So, hopefully they will make her look younger.

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this series got progressively worse, book 1 is great, 2 is good, 3 is bad

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^I´m reading book 3 and don´t find it bad, better than two actually...
any True Blood fans here? Finnick reminds me of Eric, can´t stop picturing Alexander Skarsgard as him lol

Anyone has info on producers/studio? I hope they invest on the first movie, the books have a lot of potential of translating great into film, imo. I keep picturing a sort of Terminator Salvation style movie for book three...

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I didn't like book 3. I thought the author rushed the story too much, but I know a lot of people who did like it.

Now that you mention it...Finnick is very much like Eric! I can totally see that if Skarsgaard were a little younger.

The film is being produced by Lionsgate and it was released by Entertainment Weekly awhile ago that the budget for the film would be around 50-60 million dollars. So not a lot, so hopefully the special effects will be done well. It's being directed by Gary Ross (who previously directed Pleasantville and Seabiscuit) and the author herself, Suzanne Collins, wrote the screenplay.

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I just finished book 3. It took a turn to the depressing at some point, not much of a very happy ending. I like that about it...

hmm... Lionsgate doesn´t have big action/special effects movies, does it? hopefully the majority of the budget will be spent in post production.

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It's done a few, but it mostly specializes in dark, Indie type films like Crash, Irreversible, Monster's Ball, and Hard Candy.
So that's good, because that means the studio isn't afraid to go VERY dark and disturbing.

Lionsgate also does a lot of horror films like the Saw franchise and Hostel.

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I'm halfway through book one and already picturing Parrish as Peeta...

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maybe we should have a YA books thread ?

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that would be amazing...or YA/Fantasy?

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ok I'll start one! mods can change the title as they see fit

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I'm halfway through book one and already picturing Parrish as Peeta...
Yeah. I can totally see him in the role. A lot of people are convinced that he's already been cast.

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