*WARNING! This is for discussion purposes and therefore WILL have spoilers. If you have not read the book or seen the movie you may not want to read or participate in the discussion*
So I feel like I have waited the appropriate amount of weeks to talk about this book to movie adaptation. The Hunger Games is about a girl named Katniss who takes her sisters place to fight to the death in a nation wide "game" aptly named, The Hunger Games. Oh, it is televised for the entire nation to see!
I have talked in circles with a few of my friends about this book and movie. I believe that it is one of the BEST book to movie adaptations that I have ever seen. I feel that the movie did the book justice and you never loose the essence of the book in the movie. I loved every second of the movie.
In the book, when Katniss volunteered to take Prim's place I had goosebumps. In the movie I balled my eyes out. I truly believed that she was desperate to save her sister. Not that I didn't feel that way in the book. It was just that seeing it on the big screen was enchanting.
I thought that they did a perfect job with most of the casting. Woody Herrelson, IMO, is the perfect Haymitch. I would have liked to see Haymitch fall off the stage drunk in the movie, but really that is just being picky. The girl who plays Katniss, Jennifer Lawrence, ( IMO) is perfect! She is exactly how I pictured Katniss to be in my head. I thought that the movie captured just how crafty she is. The boy who plays Peeta, Josh Hutcherson, was so not how I pictured him in my head. I imagined a taller, stockier guy. He throws bags of flour around like they are nothing. I just did not see Hutcherson being able to do that. Plus his dang hair drove me nuts! It looked so bleached to me. Having said that, I thought that he did do Peeta justice and I really did believe that he loved Katniss. When we are talking about looks, I suppose that it all just being picky again.
I loved how the movie showed the riots in district 9 after the death of Rue. Oh my lord I cried my eyes out in the book when Rue died! It was bad. I had such a headache afterwords. I did cry in the movie as well, but not like I did in the book.
I will say that I was very disappointed that they did not show Peeta and Katniss getting the loafs of bread from district 9. That was such a great moment in the book and I missed it greatly in the movie. I was also disappointed in the cave scene in the movie. That is such an intimate time for Peeta and Katniss and I feel like it was kind of skated over in the movie.
I think that is enough for now. So the question is... Was it as Good??? Well what do you think?
For me, I believe that it was pretty dang close....