'Hunger Games' Moviegoers React On Twitter With Gleeful Praise, Hyperbole and Confusion
As the film sets records at the box office, it's also sparking major discussion on social networks.
Led by months of media saturation and fan excitement, The Hunger Games was already a hot trending topic on the tips of moviegoers' tongues and tweets. And now that the public has actually gotten a chance to see the film, the conversation around the big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' hit dystopian young adult novel has hit a fevered pitch.
As fans left theaters on Friday night, the first thing many of them did was take out their cell phones to tweet their reactions to the movie. They were, to say the least, emphatic and borderline hyperbolic, mixing excitement with disappointment and snark. Coming in by the hundreds per minute on the hashtag #HungerGames, the social media messages made it possible to get inside the minds of the moviegoers.
Here is a quick glance at some of the bolder reactions -- most positive, but some confused and a couple not as happy as the average filmgoer that gave the movie an 'A' CinemaScore.
— Kai Kai(@ShekinahhL) March 24, 2012
#HungerGames worst movie ever made...DON'T SEE PPL WASTE OF 2 hour....upset.
— Luna Jessika (@MUNEkABBy702) March 24, 2012
It should have just been called The Stanley Tucci Games. #hungergames
— Garrett Evans (@mrdamron) March 24, 2012
Seriously though, #hungergames is more contagious than SARS. So emeffing good. Seeing it again fo sho
— Gus Steiner (@GusSteiner) March 24, 2012
— Larissa Simpson Brah (@TheeRealLarissa) March 24, 2012
Man almost shed Tears when District 11 died.. Held them in tho. Yall know I'm a G. #HungerGames
— Brooke G. (@Brookie_G_) March 24, 2012
— Diana Breadner (@D_Breadner) March 24, 2012
— Patty Smith (@PattyLoSmith) March 24, 2012
— Nour (@weknownour) March 24, 2012
The Hunger Games was the best movie ever. I really cannot wait for the next movie. I might actually read the 2nd & 3rd book. #HungerGames
— Leta Vo (@LetaGoesRawr) March 24, 2012
AND as a kid i'd get filthy just hanging out in the woods behind our house. did Rue find a secret shower & hair salon in arena? #hungergames
— Deborah Puette (@DeborahPuette) March 24, 2012
Cousin says she disliked #hungergames. Not sure we can be related anymore.
— Paige Blood (@paige_blood) March 24, 2012
Finished 2nd book in the #HungerGames . If I wrote a book about teen romance there would be more awkwardly trying to undue a bra chapters
— KJR (@ChuckSwayze) March 24, 2012
— Nate Kascel (@nkascel) March 24, 2012
There are 3 #hungergames books, 23 tributes dies each year in the games, and there are 12 districts. The movie was released 3-23-12.
— кαтиιѕѕ мєℓℓαяк♡ (@KatnissPeeta__) March 24, 2012
You know it's a great movie when it can make you laugh, cry, gasp, and scream. #HungerGames
— Alyssa Hamett✌ (@naturallyalyssa) March 24, 2012
I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT!!!!!! #HungerGames!!!
— Cassie Foerstner (@Cassiecassf) March 24, 2012
I have to do it. #HungerGames was the best movie ever. So intense!
— Kristina Vitsenko (@KristinaVit) March 24, 2012
When they called primrose, if I were katniss, I'd've shuffled uncomfortably, looked at the ground and muttered, 'yeah, sucks.' #hungergames
— lчииакl. ♡ ☮ (@Lynnxgna) March 24, 2012
You can't leave out context details. #HungerGames. They definitely dropped the ball there.
— Rafael Valentino (@ValentinoRafael) March 24, 2012
— kalli hentis (@kallihentis) March 24, 2012
Rue is all meat baby! Peeta is swag! Katniss is flaming hot!! #HungerGames Hunger Games
— Mr.Button (@tongue_N_cheek) March 24, 2012
— Leslie Edwards (@Lesliek22) March 24, 2012
#HungerGames So amazing ! Today is the greatest day in my life ever ! I was touched beyond words !!
— Jennifer (@Katniss6) March 24, 2012
— Pauline_Baird_Jones (@paulinebjones) March 24, 2012