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  • Matt Noble
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    I’ve never read Hunger Games but loved most of the Harry Potter books as a kid. However, when it comes to the films I always found the Harry Potter ones uneven and nothing special, with a lot of montages used to brush over portions of the books. Hunger Games on the other hand, while flawed, I have enjoyed a lot more and thought worked better as a film series – probably in no small part to Lawrence’s central performance.

    What do you all think? Am I crazy or on the money? Or is Twilight the best tween book to series adaptation of the modern era 🙂 

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    I prefer the Harry Potter Films (Imelda Staunton as the MVP).

    But both film series are far better and way more Oscar-worthy than the The Lord of the Rings films.

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    Mladen Vukcevic
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    Book-wise, it is the Potter. The Hunger Games had that fortune to be adapted into a solid movies with Lawrence giving a total new dimension to Katniss. And while, acting-wise, she surpasses Radcliffe’s Potter, the sheer number of stars that walked through the walls of Hogwarts is incredible, all of them giving great performances… Special bow down to Maggie Smith and Alan Rickman.

    Overall, it is Harry Potter. They may be uneven and there are couple of films I have huge issues with (including the last one), generally, it was a solid series.  

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    babypook
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    The Harry Potter books are far more complex, and a completely different genre. That isnt to say that The Hunger Games stink as novels. Both of these series have young people READING. Imagine that.

    Kudos to the Harry Potter (generations, films, books, hype, actors, techies, and so on) phenomena.

    The Hunger Games isnt Shakespeare, but they are superior to that other series, “Divergent”; although to Roth’s credit, she does offer something of a ‘warning’ to younger readers about how bad things can get if we’re not on the ball…..(and we usually arent….gach).

    Which would I choose if “Forced Awakens”?

    The Sci-fi.

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    babypook
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    I prefer the Harry Potter Films (Imelda Staunton as the MVP).

    But both film series are far better and way more Oscar-worthy than the The Lord of the Rings films.

    Vince baby; it’s hard to believe sometimes that we occupy the same planet. Lol. Good gawd. I forget what your favorite film(s) of all time are……

    Hands OFF TLOTR’s.

    Oh; you’re also “nuts” when it comes to my favorite horror film of all time: The Evil Dead 2…..

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    [quote=”Vincelette”]

    I prefer the Harry Potter Films (Imelda Staunton as the MVP).

    But both film series are far better and way more Oscar-worthy than the The Lord of the Rings films.

    Vince baby; it’s hard to believe sometimes that we occupy the same planet. Lol. Good gawd. I forget what your favorite film(s) of all time are……

    Hands OFF TLOTR’s.

    Oh; you’re also “nuts” when it comes to my favorite horror film of all time: The Evil Dead 2…..

    [/quote]

    That’s the only one you’ve seen? haha

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    Emil Petrov
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    Harry Potter – books and movies. 

    I have read both the Potter and the Games series and watched all the movies.

    all the way Harry Potter. Both the books and the movies are pure magic! 

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    babypook
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    [quote=”babypook”]

    [quote=”Vincelette”]

    I prefer the Harry Potter Films (Imelda Staunton as the MVP).

    But both film series are far better and way more Oscar-worthy than the The Lord of the Rings films.

    Vince baby; it’s hard to believe sometimes that we occupy the same planet. Lol. Good gawd. I forget what your favorite film(s) of all time are……

    Hands OFF TLOTR’s.

    Oh; you’re also “nuts” when it comes to my favorite horror film of all time: The Evil Dead 2…..

    [/quote]

    That’s the only one you’ve seen? haha
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    Baby, I’ve seen more “horror” films than the days you’ve been alive….it happens that way, when you’re OLD.

    Btw, you ‘detested’ Evil Dead 2? Try the third one. It wont frighten you, and I hope you see the ‘extended’ version (with what looks like two or three added minutes), but it might strrretchh your sense of humour. Maybe.

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    Cheshire
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    Love me both some Harry Potter and Hunger Games. If I had to choose I’ll pick Harry Potter because it was a part of my childhood.

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    Teridax
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    None of the Harry Potter movies were as bland or poorly made as Mockingjay Part 1. At least Order of the Pheonix, shitty production values aside, had a solid script. Also the shaky-handheld cam in the first Hunger Games made the movie a painful and now UNWATCHABLE experience for me.

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    Teridax
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    Catching Fire and Chamber of Secrets were the best of both series in my opinion. Catching Fire is the only Hunger Games film that I honestly think is even worth watching at all!

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    Andrew Eng
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    I haven’t read the Hunger Games books, so I can’t compare them with Harry Potter. Moviewise, however, Harry Potter beats Hunger Games easily.

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    KyleBailey
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    I love them both equally for different reasons. They really have no common ground in comparison except that they are adaptations of books that scored awesome ensembles of great actors.  

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    [quote=”Vincelette”]

    [quote=”babypook”]

    [quote=”Vincelette”]

    I prefer the Harry Potter Films (Imelda Staunton as the MVP).

    But both film series are far better and way more Oscar-worthy than the The Lord of the Rings films.

    Vince baby; it’s hard to believe sometimes that we occupy the same planet. Lol. Good gawd. I forget what your favorite film(s) of all time are……

    Hands OFF TLOTR’s.

    Oh; you’re also “nuts” when it comes to my favorite horror film of all time: The Evil Dead 2…..

    [/quote]

    That’s the only one you’ve seen? haha
    [/quote]

     

    Baby, I’ve seen more “horror” films than the days you’ve been alive….it happens that way, when you’re OLD.

    Btw, you ‘detested’ Evil Dead 2? Try the third one. It wont frighten you, and I hope you see the ‘extended’ version (with what looks like two or three added minutes), but it might strrretchh your sense of humour. Maybe.

    [/quote]

    I’ve seen most ever made, I’m a real junkie. ):) And you are not old, stop saying that! 🙂 I’m going to watch Army of Darkness very soon! 🙂

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    Patrick
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    I love them both and lately, I’ve been fonder of The Hunger Games films. Maybe that’s because I’ve seen all of the Harry Potter films many many many times and THG films seem “fresher.” As others mentioned above, I think one of the reasons I really love The Hunger Games is Jennifer Lawrence’s performance throughout the franchise. Last year, I had her in my top 5 for Best Actress in Mockingjay Part 1. She’s just so good, especially in Mockingjay. I was really, really blown away by that performance. I’ll always love Harry Potter, though, in that it’s always so brilliant in creating in another world.

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