First, a promise: I hear-by solemnly swear to keep this review brief and spoiler-less 🙂 Since I had a test Friday, I wasn’t able to make the opening showing of The Hunger Games and I’ve been very carefully screening the blog posts I read to avoid spoilers myself! I managed that well enough that I had no idea how optimistic to be going into the movie, but let me tell you – this is actually one of the first book-to-movie adaptions I’ve ever left without being able to think of any major plot points they left out. It was phenomenal. I loved the casting; everyone was great, just as I pictured them! Actually, that’s not quite true. Haymitch and Cinna were even better that I imagined. And as I said, they stayed very true to the plot. They toned down the violence a lot, mostly by using close-up enough shots that everything happening just seemed chaotic, and this sometimes gave scenes a slightly different feel than in the book. But honestly, I appreciated that. Going in to the movie, I was actually worried that graphic violence might prevent me from enjoying, although obviously as a PG-13 movie it could only be so bad. Anyway, that’s the only change I really noticed, so I would have to agree with Parajunkee’s earlier review – this is one of the best book-to-movie adaptations I’ve ever seen.
A Hunger Games Movie Review
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11 responses to “A Hunger Games Movie Review”
Agreed! (They did leave out some sub-plots and a some “details” were changed–but over-all I think it was awesome).
It’s true. Sometimes things being left out bothers me, but not when all the important bits are included and no new details are added 🙂
Gah! Now I’m even more sad that I’m not going to be able to see if for 2 weeks. Sigh. You know, I might just have to pony up for a real babysitter and go by myself! 😀
Oh, that’s too bad! On the bright side, maybe the theater will be less crowded when you go. I don’t think there was a single empty seat today!
I saw it yesterday and it was really fantastic.
I went to see this one on Saturday and thought they did a phenomenal job. It was a great adaptation that kept many of the things I loved about the book.
I’m glad you both liked it!
Here is my take on the movie if you’re interested.
Thanks, I’ll check it out 🙂
I agree with you, I really love this movie. Great review!
Thanks! I thought your review was spot on as well 🙂