I wrote a blog post for work (YDR Book Buzz) weighing the Hunger Games movie vs. the book.
I know what you’re thinking, no movie based off a book is as great as the book was. But it was still easy to get swept away in the pre-premiere hype that was everything about “The Hunger Games.” And from what I’ve been hearing, those who didn’t read the book seemed to love the movie a little more than those of us who loyally read along.
And while there’s nothing really wrong with that — the movie was already more than two hours, things had to be cut — I felt like it deleted some of the key aspects to the first of the triology. It’ll be tough to get some of the major plot points that carry throughout all three after the first movie.
I’m sure you know the gist by now. After the uprising years ago, The Capitol requires each of the 12 districts to sacrifice a young boy and girl each year to The Hunger Games. May the odds be ever in your favor as you fight to the death. Don’t get me started on how this shouldn’t be a young adult book, or PG13, but I’ll pick my battles. I am a fan after all. Continue on only if you’ve read the book, seen the movie, or don’t care about spoilers as I tackle some of the major things I think shouldn’t have been left out.