‘The Hunger Games:’ All That it Looked to Be?

by David

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Quick Summary:
This Story is about a girl named Katniss Everdeen who’s 16 years old and lives in District 12 in the nation of Panem. Every year they select one boy and girl, from the ages of 12 to 18, to battle in a arena and fight to the death. The last person alive is the winner…because, well, they are still alive.

Going to see the Movie,Didn’t read the book:
In my opinion, If you didn’t read the book, had no idea what the movie was about,and just sat down and watched it, you might get confused about what’s going on. You are kind of thrown quickly into the reaping, Katniss, Gale, and District 12 (see?  You’re already saying,  “what’s going on right now,what’s this movie about?”) You can only fit so much into a two and a half-hour film. Despite the beginning of the film’s shortcomings, the middle & end are pretty straight forward and clear. So don’t worry, slow pokes, you’ll figure it out eventually.

Going to see the Movie,Did read the book:
I personally liked the movie,and I think a big reason to that is because I already knew a lot of the background from reading the book.  For example, why there is the Hunger Games, why each district specializes in different things, and all the general background on the film’s heroine, Katniss. In the film,there are a couple of things that didn’t get covered that were clearer in the book.  To be honest, I’m not sure why they weren’t included in the film.

Good or Bad?
Even if you didn’t read the book,I think it’s a good movie to watch and it keeps you wondering what’s going to happen next. I also think that it doesn’t give away too much,so that after you watch the movie,it makes you want to read the book. This is what happened to me after watching the first Twilight Movie (yikes, I know).

If you have read the book,I also think it’s good.They did a great job choosing the right people to play the characters and their acting matched the book well, too.

I give it a 4 out of 5

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Picture: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/42/HungerGamesPoster.jpg/215px-HungerGamesPoster.jpg

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