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HUNGER GAMES

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 24, 2012, 9:14 PM


(Inappropriate journal header but whatever)

I just saw it. I loved it. It was so much better adapted than the Harry Potter movies were! Granted this story was much easier to water down than Harry Potter, but I'm not really here to make comparisons.

So here are things I liked:
• They did a great job of juxtaposing District 12 with the futuristic technology and styling of the Capitol. Jennifer and Josh were great together, and Liam did a good job of giving longing gazes. I thought they were gonna give him a bigger role? Idk what happened, but I was glad they stayed so true to the book.
• I loved the scene they added with Rue stealing Cato's knife in training! God she was so precious and even though I had accepted her death I kept praying that she would stay alive somehow.
• I also loved the additional scenes with Snow and Seneca Crane, where they gave more insight into the motivation to have a winner, which placed more emphasis on why Katniss' double suicide plan was successful. I loved all the gamemaker scenes (although whoa, those fireballs were a bit larger than apples.)
• I'm glad they didn't overdo the kissing, we got one big kiss and that was enough tbh. And I got my Gale reaction shot, yay.
• I loved Thresh and Foxface… Thresh was pretty much 100% how I saw him in the books… I wanted to know how he died though! Did the Mutts get him or was it Cato?
• Also Stanley Tucci was fantastic. (Even though I always pictured Ceasar as a blue haired Anil Kapoor, he was great.)

Things I didn't like:
• I'm not sure how I feel about them making the Careers a bit meaner… like Glimmer mocking that girl's death, ew. I guess it's so we don't feel as sorry when they die, but I would've preferred them making more sympathetic… well they did that with Cato, so I guess it's all good.
• We weren't given anything on how the Mockingjays are a symbol of rebellion, I don't think… they'll do more on it later probably.
• The ending could've been better. I think everyone can agree on that. We don't really knows where Katniss and Peeta stand at the end.

Pretty minor complaints… overall it was fantastic and I can't wait for Catching Fire.



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RGzer0 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I was planning on watching that, and I checked out the books from the library, but then I read Mockingjay and withdrew from the fandom entirely. It's an engaging story and I respect its popularity, but it's written at far too low a level IMHO, and it didn't offer me anything that compelled me to want to read it again.
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CrazyPuppy445 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Oh at the end of the book it's like that too but also the careers they did that in the book too but I also agree my dad took me to see it I was so relieved when they didn't kiss as much as it was in the book also the sad truth is the People in-charge of making the movies don't think catching fire was important so they are combining it with Mocking jay and I am sort of surprised you weren't mad about Madge being cut out becase she is very important and without her there is no "Male"
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thecoolgeek18 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
:D agree
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FluffySpiderz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes I totally agree! The movie was awesome (the book was still better but that's normal) I get a huge kick out of the seneca crane's beard meme that sprung from the movie too.

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THAT IS MAHOGANY
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sammygreen066 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I thought the book was better
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Marqueza Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
I don't think Katniss and Peeta know where they stand at the end of the movie or the book
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pewerell Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
i don't know , i always saw ceasar as a blue haired Ryan Seacrest. Anil Kapoor is too serious an actor.
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VlAdToDrUlZzZ Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
yea the ending was pretty crap and because i went with my sister and her friends they were all asking me what happens i the other books. but we all thought the ending was bad and i just cant wait for the other movies!
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Venusthecat32 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You pretty much summed up what I thought :D
Some other things that I disliked though:
- they showed peeta getting his foot bitten but they didn't show what happened to it.... aka the fake foot. I thought it was funny they did one but not the other, y'know?
- they didn't really show president snow's trademark enough... But I guess they can add that in later.

Other than those I agree with you completely :)
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Hazel-Sage Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
I thought it was a fabulous movie adaptation! And oddly enough the one thing that bothered me was that they didn't mention President Snow smelling like blood and roses... I know it would be incredibly difficult to have in the movie because that's basically impossible unless someone says it out loud and they did a good job hinting because they showed President Snow so much in the rose garden, but I don't know, I just thought that was a super interesting part of the book and I wanted them to address it!
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