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Hunger Games Revisited

The reason I did my previous "Who likes 'The Hunger Games'" post was because this Chicago company is offering Hunger Games-themed chocolates. Sadly, wonderful as their chocolates are (they have a store in Beverly Hills, so I can stock up on goodies any time I like), their international shipping rates are prohibitively expensive because of the way food items have to be sent. (Fou, if I'd been thinking properly, I could just have slipped a couple of the candy bars into my suitcase, the assumption being that I'd see you while I was in London. Sorry!)

Well, even if you have no Effie, Katniss, or President Snow chocolate bars to munch on, I definitely recommend going to see the film. I haven't read the books, so I had the pleasure of being unspoiled when I saw it Saturday evening. Clearly part of the ending was a given, but part of it left me going "Oh!" in surprise. I foresee a second viewing in the very near future. :-)

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lark_about
Dec. 30th, 2013 09:35 pm (UTC)
those bars
I tried a couple of those chocolate bars and was underwhelmed by them. They aren't made by Vosges but another company and they didn't have much in the way of the added-in ingredients.

Happily I had forgotten most of the book so was surprised by the movie. It's been a while since I read the books.
aswanargent
Dec. 30th, 2013 10:33 pm (UTC)
Re: those bars
Ah, I wondered if you'd made it out to see it. :-)
lark_about
Dec. 31st, 2013 12:49 am (UTC)
Re: those bars
I've been busy! I also saw American Hustle and 47 Ronin, and the Hobbit on tv.
aswanargent
Jan. 2nd, 2014 07:21 pm (UTC)
Re: those bars
What did you think about 47 Ronin? I haven't seen it yet, and haven't really decided whether or not I want to. After my last two films (Hunger Games and Hobbit 2), I think I'd like a change of pace.
rachstonebreakr
Jan. 26th, 2014 08:21 pm (UTC)
Movies
I read the Hunger Games books and liked them, although Adelia thought they went way off track because of all the love interest getting in the way. I just ignored most of that :)

Did you see 47 Ronin yet? I couldn't get either Dave or Adelia to go see it. I've no idea what's up with those two, they're usually game for a good Japanese tale.
aswanargent
Jan. 28th, 2014 04:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Movies
I saw trailers for "47 Ronin" and thought it looked interesting, but then I never managed to get to it, and I'm not sure if it's still playing around here. Did you go ahead and see it on your own, or with a friend? If you saw it, what did you think of it?
rachstonebreakr
Jan. 28th, 2014 09:58 pm (UTC)
movies
No, I didn't get to see 47 Ronan :( But then, I haven't seen many movies lately. I really need to get out more...
lark_about
Feb. 18th, 2014 12:08 am (UTC)
47 Ronin
The movie was visually beautiful, with great special effects, but Keanu Reeves was really wrong for the part. I say this as a huge fan of his. He was too old for the internal timeline of the story and it was distracting. But I was glad I saw the movie.
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