Hunger Games: Book vs Movie
Hey everyone and thanks for stopping by The D-Dan Reviews. Today I’m going to be doing a very special review, and the reason is because today I’m doing the second book vs. movie review on the Hunger Games! For those of you who don’t know what The Hunger Games is, it’s about a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television. Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister’s place when called and sets into her hardest, most dangerous hunt yet.
Amazing! That’s how it was is the book. Just flat out, knock you off your feet, amazing. The book, let me just say, created a picture in your mind so extraordinary, that no matter what you did you felt the urge to go see this movie. So after finishing the book I was definitely itching to go see this movie. So I saw the midnight showing and boy did I get the surprise of my life!
It felt so wrong. Plain and simple. The emotion, the thriller the small important things that show you who the character really is was just sucked out. Now I understand it’s a movie, so you can’t put everything in the book into the movie, but I don’t know, it just wasn’t as fun as the book. I can deal with the changes they made, the people they took out, and the feeling for me, since I read the book, that the scene’s were rushed, because I understand what they were trying to do.
To me it felt like they were trying to tell the story in a different way than the book. They were trying to tell the story from the physical side of Katniss. You felt the pain she felt, you saw the fights as she saw them, and you heard what she heard. As were in the book it was narrated by her so you felt all the emotion she felt, you could picture the detailed fight scene’s as she saw them, and you could hear what she heard which in the arena she turned deaf in one ear but the director,decide not to do that in the movie. By doing the movie the way they did, you couldn’t feel the strong emotion Katniss and, her fake boyfriend, Peeta really had. That annoyed me. There mentor, Haymitch, told them to be crazy in love which wasn’t shown in the movie. But Katniss was definitely crazy by the end of the book.,
I did like how they had ice breakers from being inside the arena and that they showed what the other districts were doing. That was actually pretty hilarious. Also I heard that for those who didn’t read the book, the movie was awesome for them. So I guess it’s all about the story you want. The book was great and the movie was great. But for someone who hasn’t seen the movie or read the book, It’s all about the version you want to see the story in. Do you want to see all the sides of Katniss or do you want to just see her physical side. You choose. I’m sure which ever one you choose you’ll definitely find exceptional.
So, congratulations we have our winner! The Book wins! I’d rate the book a NUCLEAR and the move THE BOMB. Like I said, its what you feel for, like dinner time or for dessert.