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  • You understand that whatever I do, it comes back to you and mom.

  • I don't want you to get hurt.

  • Mystery?

  • Since the last games -Interesting movie.

  • Something's different.

  • I love Morgan Freeman.

  • Hope.

  • She's not who they think she is.

  • She has to be eliminated. -I love Sutherland. He's always good.

  • I'm staying here. -Gosh. Ooh! Yum.

  • You fought very hard in the Games, Miss Everdeen

  • Ooh! That hurt.

  • That left a mark.

  • What do I need to do? I love that gal. That young gal there.

  • The tributes are to be reaped on the existing pool of victors.

  • That one was wearing a Lady Gaga costume.

  • Boy scout sign!

  • Where did they film this?

  • 75th Hunger Games! Oh!

  • They don't look very hungry.

  • Yeah, they get--what is it-- one weekend to kill anybody they want?

  • Unbelievable.

  • It looks like a lot of special effects.

  • (Katniss) Any last advice?

  • Oh, she is lethal and pretty.

  • That's the angel of death.

  • Wasn't she on American Horror Story?

  • The world...has been waiting for...

  • From this trailer, it's not something I would see.

  • It's supposed to be better than the first one.

  • Well, that looked more than awesome!

  • Oh! I'm all atwitter!

  • I think I've seen that. That's been out there a while, right?

  • -(Finebros) Well, this is the sequel. -The sequel? Okay!

  • I think I saw the first one.

  • -(Finebros) So have you heard of The Hunger Games? -Hunger Games? No, I have not.

  • I've heard of the movie, yeah.

  • Who hasn't heard of The Hunger Games?

  • I've heard of it, yeah, but I've never actually seen one of their films.

  • I think it was my kids that told me about it and...oh, god, I don't know about that.

  • Yes, I went to see it.

  • And I couldn't figure out why everyone was so excited about it.

  • I didn't know if it was a book or a video game or a-- I'm sorry, guys, I'm so out of it.

  • -(Finebros) Have you read the books? -No.

  • -(Finebros) Did you know they were books? -Uh...no.

  • (Finebros) Why have you chosen not to watch or read The Hunger Games?

  • Because I know nothing about it.

  • I've just been reading other things.

  • Kind of not my demographic.

  • It has absolutely no appeal to me.

  • I don't want to put money in their pockets.

  • It looks like what's coming, so I don't want to see it.

  • We have anarchy on its way or tyranny.

  • One of the two.

  • It doesn't look like it's going to be inbetween.

  • (Finebros) You haven't seen the movie or read the books, but for fun, can you explain to me...

  • ..in as much detail as you can, what you think The Hunger Games is about?

  • You know, um, here we go again with another world. A new world.

  • It's a game you play...

  • when you're hungry. (everyone laughs)

  • Maybe it's sort of like a Nazi theme.

  • Looks like Donald Sutherland was trying to be the leader and protect this girl...

  • ..and I don't know where Morgan Freeman came in.

  • (Finebros) So The Hunger Games is about a dystopian society--

  • You mean like now!

  • (Finebros) Where the ruling government, to oppress the people, and show that they have...

  • ..all the power, hold a lottery every year, where two kids, age 12 to 18...

  • ..from every part of the world, gets selected...

  • ..and they have to all fight in an arena to the death.

  • Why?

  • Do you think our government should do that? (laughs)

  • That's the good part about being an elder because by the time that's reality...

  • (Finebros) Specifically, it's also about a girl named Katniss and she has become...

  • ...a resistance figure against the government, after she wins The Hunger Games.

  • Okay.

  • So what do you think about hearing all this as a plot?

  • Well, it's somewhat interesting.

  • Not particularly something I'd go to see a lot of.

  • Looks like it's going to be a-- can I say "kick ass"? Is that okay?

  • It looks like it's going to be a kick ass movie.

  • Having a female win is great because, you know, men are usually stronger than women.

  • It's not much different than what we do in war.

  • We send children.

  • I was 19 when I first entered into full combat.

  • It's not a plot that I would embrace...

  • but I think it's a plot that's based a little too closely to our reality.

  • (Finebros) If you were chosen to fight in The Hunger Games...

  • ..do you think you'd survive?

  • Oh, yeah.

  • I would fight like hell.

  • I'd be screwed if I was the one chosen, unless another weakling was chosen.

  • I'm not that strong these days.

  • In my prime, even if I couldn't, I believed I could.

  • Well...I was a pretty good girl scout.

  • I had, you know, merit badges for things.

  • -(Finebros) Fire? -Gift wrapping?

  • I would try like hell to survive.

  • Get them before the games even start,

  • like knife them in the back when they're sleeping!

  • (Finebros) What would be your strategy to try to actually win?

  • Not show up. (laughs)

  • I would go with my basic philosophy in life:

  • "When in danger, when in doubt, scream and holler, run and shout."

  • Be extremely kind and thoughtful to everyone you meet...

  • and also be prepared to kill them.

  • (Finebros) So you're prepared to kill us right now, Bill?!

  • Pretty much, yeah. (everyone laughs)

  • (Finebros) So let me show you some pictures of the main characters.

  • So here's Jennifer Lawrence's character, Katniss.

  • Oh, she's good.

  • Katniss? I've never heard that name before.

  • Yeah, I wouldn't mind putting her up for election.

  • As an older gentleman who respects beauty, she's number one on my list right now.

  • Anything that the Arts can do to present a woman in this light...

  • I think I'm all for it.

  • (Finebros) And then there's always the big debate over which guy...

  • ..Katniss should end up being with romantically.

  • (Finebros) So what do you think?

  • (Finebros) Should she be with Peeta or Gale?

  • Peeta.

  • I'd go with Peeta.

  • Gale.

  • Gale.

  • Gale.

  • I like the dark haired guys. I would say Gale.

  • No Paul Newman for me.

  • Gale looks like my type. (everyone laughs)

  • I can't choose. Can she have them both?

  • I don't know why she shouldn't do a threesome.

  • She's probably capable.

  • (Finebros) So The Hunger Games probably is the biggest thing right now for teenagers.

  • (Finebros) Why do you think they resonate so much with this story?

  • Well, I think they're a violent bunch.

  • Teenagers revolt. Period.

  • They have their own thoughts, own ideas...

  • I think it comes from our liberal universities and schooling.

  • That is indicative of where we are as a society.

  • We place very little value on life.

  • Look at the actors. They are that age group.

  • Everybody wants to be a hero at something.

  • (Finebros) Is it okay for a violent film to be popular with the youth?

  • Well...I don't know how you could keep them away from it.

  • I feel filmmakers can make what they want to make.

  • I don't believe in that kind of censorship.

  • Well, hopefully it'll promote a greater enlistment in the military.

  • I think the kids today don't understand that serving the country is an honor.

  • This is the outlet so kids won't get bored and go smoke pot behind the driving school...

  • ..at the high school and go home and do this instead and then study calculus.

  • That's what I did.

  • We're practicing our techniques at killing and laughing at it.

  • And really, in a war situation, it's far from that. Far, far from a laughing matter.

  • This geared at teens reinforces to teens that violence is just part of everyday life.

  • I think the message, if there is a good message, is totally lost...

  • ..because they're consumed by the violence.

  • Going back to some of the kids shows, historically back,

  • it was a competition among kids,

  • and now it's evolved into something, perhaps, more serious.

  • But in my deepest heart, I don't think so. I think it's just entertainment.

  • (Finebros) Finally, the movie is number one at the box office. Will you go see it?

  • No.

  • Probably not.

  • I would expect so.

  • Yeah! Absolutely!

  • Probably not.

  • No, I'd rather see Gravity.

  • Doesn't look like the kind of movie I'd want to see.

  • Well now I'm intrigued, so I just might do that.

  • Oh, I think I might do that. It looks like it's pretty fun.

  • By gosh, I will.

  • If the price is right.

  • Good name for a television show.

  • Thank you so much for watching Elders React.

  • New episodes of React come out all the time.

  • Make sure that you're signed up!

  • Happy Hunger Games, everyone!

  • Boy scouts! Boy scouts!

  • I'll do my best to do my duty to God and my country!

  • And to obey the Scout Law. There you go!

  • May the odds be in Valves favor. Favor.

You understand that whatever I do, it comes back to you and mom.

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Elders React to Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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    張甘肅 posted on 2013/12/20
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