Monday, March 26, 2012

Hungry for the Hunger Games

I know this isn't the crafty post that may have been expected, but I had to share my thoughts on Hunger Games. It is one of my favorite book series by far that I have read in a long time. Overall I gave the movie an 8.5/10

Director: Gary Ross

adapted from the book series by Suzanne Collins

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. -- (C) Lionsgate

Movies never quite follow the book, that is to be expected. I feel that the movie may have missed on certain important parts that come from the book. I feel that they missed building up life in District 12 and the importance of the mockingjay. I also feel they missed the importance of District 11 and District 12. While they captured Rue's death and Thresh's repayment, they missed the bread. To me in the book that was an important piece of the districts almost coming together, which I feel plays an important part in book 2 when they start the tour. Jennifer Lawrence did an amazing job of playing Katniss Everdeen. I also feel that Peeta was well played too.

Tonight is a short post, but I will recommend the Hunger Games. If you haven't seen the movie, go now. If you haven't read the books, I feel they are a MUST read.

Until next time,
Happy reading.


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