hunger games

on Dec 05, 2012 @ 10:51 pm

Hunger Games: Books vs. Movies
which do you like better?

10 Replies

Book! on Dec 07, 2012 @ 11:54 am

I liked the movie, but it left out quite a lot from the book, and parts that I really enjoyed. Plus, I think I liked Katniss better in the book than in the movie. I love Jennifer Lawrence, but I am not sure if she did the character justice.

books on Dec 07, 2012 @ 11:57 am

I think that's the case for most books gone to boxoffice, no? We tend to prefer the books. Man speaking of which, now I'm craving a re-read of all the shopaholic series. Did you guys know that the next Kinsella book to be out will be in May 2013!! :( So far away!!! sigh ...

back to hunger games, I definitely preferred the books to the movie. The movie was well made but the book was better.

Awesome!! on Jan 13, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

I saw Hunger Games for the first time the other day and must say, the movie Rocks!! If my 15 yr old daughter loved it, then it was a good movie, she was mesmerized by the movie, the movie was just one of those movies one could watch over and over again.

ARE YOU SERIOUS?? on Jan 13, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

Jennifer Lawrence, played the part so well, she fit the Character perfect, the director of the movie said so himself. I don't know what movie you watched, are you sure it was Hunger Games. Just Saying, smh

Book Or MOvie on Jan 13, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

As of right now, I must say movie. I have never read any of the books, its on my to do list.

Well on Jan 15, 2013 @ 01:07 pm

@Carli, Are YOU serious? You haven't even read the books, but you're posting snarky "I don't know what movie you watched, are you sure it was the Hunger Games" comments!? This question is obviously for those who have read the book and watched the movie, otherwise how are you making the comparison??

As Alexjc said, the movie left out a lot from the book, which you would clearly not know because you didn't read the books. And I agree, Katniss in the movie was good, but didn't do Katniss from the book justice. Again, something you wouldn't know as you didn't read the book.

@Alexjc, I agree with you on everything you said. The movie was good, but it left out a lot that the book had, and Jennifer L was good but didn't really do justice to Katniss from the book. I find most books to movies, the book is always better than the movie. Think Harry Potter series. The movies were great on their own, but compared to the books they glossed over a ton of stuff.

script versus acting on Jan 15, 2013 @ 01:30 pm

I think that Jennifer L was hampered by the script which had substantial changes mostly in tone from the book. It didn't give Jennifer the chance to really delve into Katniss' background and inner struggle to support her family, stay strong for them. All we saw in the movie was a semi detached, cold Katniss.

Other characters really lost in translation too, like Cinna/Lenny Kravitz and Haymitch/Woody Harrelson. So having said that, I think the actors did what they could, but the screenplay was written too flatly.

If you want to see a great portrayal of Jennifer Lawrence's skill, watch Winter's Bone! That movie really showcased her so well and after seeing that, I totally understand why she was cast as Katniss... and what she could have done with the character if the script had been better.

BOTH TERRIBLE !! on Jan 15, 2013 @ 01:58 pm

Suzanne Collins stole the idea for the Hunger Games from a Japanese author Koushun Takami's 1999 book Battle Royale. And his version is a million times better! The translation isn't the best, but the skill of his writing even in a crappy translation far surpasses Collins'.

Sorry but Battle Royale is one of my favourite books, and no one seemed to notice when Collins literally took the exact same premise and made it about American kids. There was even a movie based on Battle Royale! And as someone who has read her books, and seen the movie, I can say the original is much better. I highly recommend you guys check it out!

@lissag on Jan 15, 2013 @ 05:36 pm

I haven't read Battle Royale but I have seen the movie and they are pretty much identical in general plot but there are some differences. The love triangle is a huge part of the Hunger Games for example.

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