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#345 - Dakafal (02/01/2013) [-]
Seriously? Hunger Games is up there? The book really wasn't anything special. It was a pretty cool concept, but unfortunately Suzanne Collins simply didn't write it very well. Which is a shame, because she had written another series that was pretty cool. The second book wasn't as good, and tried too hard to overdevelop the characters. And the third book was utter **** . Like she was only half way done with the story, and the publisher called and said he was going to pick it up tomorrow, so she killed everyone off and came up with the most unsatisfactory ending I have ever had the misfortune to read. Oh and the movie sucked ass. Regardless, it doesn't deserve to be up there with the other stories.
User avatar #375 to #345 - loomiss (02/01/2013) [-]
I personally loved The Hunger Games series but disliked Narnia, yes I have read all of both, it all really just comes down to preference.. except Twilight, never twilight.
User avatar #388 to #375 - Dakafal (02/01/2013) [-]
I get what you mean about preference. But looking at it from a literary perspective, The Hunger Games weren't written very well. I haven't read the books since they came out so I don't have a million examples off the top of my head, but one thing that really stood out to me was the lack of descriptive writing Collins used. The only things she really put any effort into describing were people, some more than others, and randomly describing the Capitol citizens very vividly. But locations? Nothing. She didn't even try to explain the geography of all the districts in relation to each-other, nor what any buildings looked like or anything. To compare, look at Harry Potter. The castle, houses, and all other locations are very precisely described.
User avatar #369 to #345 - kingarturi (02/01/2013) [-]
ya the movie wasn't as good as it could have been and the second book wasn't the best of the trilogy. the first book was great, it was emotional, well written and easy to understand i don't know what books you read but they must be Dickens level books or something (which i admit is a really good author) the second book ya it wasn't as memorable as the first but it made way to the third which is on par with the first. The reason so many characters die is because they're at WAR and people tend to die at war no matter if there main characters or not. I think it does deserve to be up there if you don't like it fine but don't diss it with out fully immersing your self in the story. the books made me cry and they made me happy and i would appreciate you not making fun of one of my favorite story's.
User avatar #383 to #369 - Dakafal (02/01/2013) [-]
I don't want to sound like a literature nazi or something, but I do read quite a bit. I was the kid that read The Lord of The Rings in 6th grade, so I do judge authors pretty harshly. Her killing of all the characters came across as her being unable to come up with decent endings for all the characters, and so she was lazy and got rid of them instead of investing some effort. The one's that actually lived, got ****** endings as well. The first book was decent. I was fortunate enough to stumble across the book almost right after it was published, so I read it without any popular bias. It wasn't bad, not by any stretch, but I was very surprised it attracted enough attention to get as popular as it did. The other two books were quite abysmal though. If you liked them though, she wrote another series called "Gregor the Overlander" that was pretty good.
User avatar #392 to #383 - kingarturi (02/01/2013) [-]
very well i shall try that series and now upon further inspection of your comment i see why you didn't like the hunger game, you grew up with the best of literature lotr bring one of them. but complaining about the end of the third book is a little harsh, in very few scenarios can you get a good ending with war or rebellionm if you are being realistic. the ending she gave, gave little closure and i think that was the point. Katniss herself lost much of all she knew with little of anything to make up for it she lost her sister, her best freinds, her love, her home, and even at one point her mom for a while it would be nearly impossible to find a way to make her get over that and add to the fact her sister died because of the person she was taking orders from (the leader of the rebellion) killed prim on purpose. it can be a little overwhelming and nothing will ever make up for that.
User avatar #396 to #392 - Dakafal (02/01/2013) [-]
I'm not criticizing how Katniss felt or anything. That's pretty understandable. I so much as didn't like the way Collins wrote it out. It was like "okay the stories over, thisiswhathappenedtogaleandhermomandeveryonesokay but katniss hates her life and everyone and doesn't even like her kids and doesn't really like Peeta , the end."
User avatar #398 to #396 - kingarturi (02/01/2013) [-]
she never said she didn't like her kids and she does like peeta but i get what you're saying it felt rushed and i admit it did feel that way to me too but you just have to sit and think about it for awhile and things start fitting together.
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User avatar #343 - beatmasterz (02/01/2013) [-]
The Lord of the Rings is the only movie of those I can still enjoy.
User avatar #341 - iHAXnoobs (02/01/2013) [-]
the hunger games movie was so bad
User avatar #342 to #341 - kamehamehanurd (02/01/2013) [-]
It wasn't as bad as most books that are remade into movies.
But yet, it was gut retching.
#338 - sinisterainbow (02/01/2013) [-]
OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i! who cares
OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i! who cares
#348 to #330 - dishie (02/01/2013) [-]
We shall release shrekchan.
We shall release shrekchan.
#331 to #330 - rrenierr (02/01/2013) [-]
Not enough shrek
#329 - honourableevil (02/01/2013) [-]
Ay, that they do.
#325 - coolgabe (02/01/2013) [-]
Really? because I learned all my major life lessons from this movie. **** , Disney, 1986 Transformers is the best childhood movie of all time.
#340 to #325 - gavenjones (02/01/2013) [-]
Galvatron will always be voiced by Leonard Nimoy in my mind.
#327 to #325 - greenzeopoweranger **User deleted account** (02/01/2013) [-]
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#323 - terrorrizor (02/01/2013) [-]
**terrorrizor rolled a random image posted in comment #121 at Trap test ** mfw all those movies suck. if you want to talk about movies that stay with you forever how about chasing amy, pulp fiction, the matrix, the godfather, the iceman confessions and requiem for a dream to start?
User avatar #352 to #323 - luthervonappledorf (02/01/2013) [-]
While they are great movies they don't really teach morality or life lessons in such a way that it's easily understood by children.
#382 to #352 - terrorrizor (02/01/2013) [-]
Children? Why children? What do they learn from the other movies?
User avatar #384 to #382 - luthervonappledorf (02/01/2013) [-]
The value of friendship, forgiveness, that good overcomes evil and they try to instil a sense of right and wrong in people. I love Requiem For A Dream (It's one of my favourite films) but it doesn't quite teach those values. It does teach people not to do drugs though.
#389 to #384 - terrorrizor (02/01/2013) [-]
Matrix: Look beyond what is shown to you (sounds like lion king) and you can do whatever you set your mind to
Chasing Amy: Love someone for who they are not who they were
Godfather, well nothing really. Just don't deal with the Turk.
And Requiem taught us to be careful chasing the dream because they can shatter in a matter of seconds.
User avatar #394 to #389 - luthervonappledorf (02/01/2013) [-]
Hmm... I suppose I never really looked at it that way. I think it's just because they lack that simplicity that they don't resonate with as many people. Their messages are buried within complex (albeit amazing stories) and most people don't see them.
#395 to #394 - terrorrizor (02/01/2013) [-]
Hey just wondering what was the saddest part of requiem to you? For me it's the old ladies crying for the crazy one and marlon waynes' ending.
User avatar #397 to #395 - luthervonappledorf (02/01/2013) [-]
That's a damn good question. I think it's got to be either when Marion is forced into effectively prostitution or when Harry is writhing in pain and all he can think about is Marion. It's such a sad film, but so poignant. Aranofsky is a ******* amazing director/writer.
#347 to #323 - drainbramage (02/01/2013) [-]
I haven't seen any of those movies you just listed.
#326 to #323 - tylosaurus ONLINE (02/01/2013) [-]
Dat arrogance.
User avatar #320 - thepheonixking (02/01/2013) [-]
i could care less about narnia and pirates, both franchises are bad. they stayed with me for about a day after they ended.
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#370 to #316 - kingarturi (02/01/2013) [-]
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Yes good sir, that they do.
#315 - macarenaoftime (02/01/2013) [-]
<-------- better love story than Twilight (i suck at photoshop)
#335 to #315 - thegreenbutton (02/01/2013) [-]
Oohhh Rocky!
Oohhh Rocky!
#313 - anonymous (02/01/2013) [-]
Yeah... **** Star Wars lets put Narnia up there instead

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User avatar #311 - narutohaukea (02/01/2013) [-]
omg that image of captain jack and young William makes me smile every time i see it
User avatar #306 - kingbulbasaur (02/01/2013) [-]
Hunger Games wasn't that good.
#304 - ethaniscool (02/01/2013) [-]
Video Game Version

Some - GTA San Andreas

Stories - Half Life

Stay - Halo

With - Ocarina of Time

Us - Assassin's Creed 3

Forever - Pokemon Red

#339 to #304 - lordaurion (02/01/2013) [-]
AC3 was **** . It was buggy as **** , Connor had no personality and the ending was extremely anticlimactic and rushed.
#317 to #304 - anonymous (02/01/2013) [-]
Pong is so much better. Everything else is too mainstream, I swear.
#297 - thehollow (02/01/2013) [-]
Star wars and a:tla should be on here
User avatar #292 - IcyFizzy (02/01/2013) [-]
Which movie is it on the bottom left? it looks familiar but I'm not sure.
User avatar #294 to #292 - bagononsense (02/01/2013) [-]
Narnia?
User avatar #295 to #294 - IcyFizzy (02/01/2013) [-]
that looks like it may be it actually. although the wardrobe doesnt look very....wardrobe-y in that picture lol
User avatar #296 to #295 - bagononsense (02/01/2013) [-]
That photo of it kind of looks like a drawn, painted or animated version of it
User avatar #298 to #296 - IcyFizzy (02/01/2013) [-]
maybe it's from one of the books?
User avatar #299 to #298 - bagononsense (02/01/2013) [-]
Yeah, that sounds right
User avatar #288 - occamsrazor (02/01/2013) [-]
Sorry but Hunger Games and Narnia don't belong there, now I'll take that wave of red thumbs.
#290 to #288 - anonymous (02/01/2013) [-]
actually, technically pirates of the caribbean does not beling; all the movies except pirates were based off novels
User avatar #293 to #290 - occamsrazor (02/01/2013) [-]
the ones based on books were barely so, and I think we all agree we're talking about the first movie here
User avatar #333 to #293 - aerosol (02/01/2013) [-]
and the fourth?
User avatar #289 to #288 - firuswolf (02/01/2013) [-]
Narnia books yes... narnia movies not so much
#287 - jdsalenger (02/01/2013) [-]
With superheroes it's never ending.
With superheroes it's never ending.
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