The Hunger Games | Book VS Film

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The new Hunger Games has been released, the film stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson as Peter Mettlack. If you’re a fan of the Hunger Games you will know that the film is an adaptation of the trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. Since the new film is out, I thought I’d share with you my own thoughts on the first book vs the film.

Now I’m not a big reader, I prefer books that capture your attention from the start and this book certainly did. As you read through the book, the words create their own interpretations in your mind of how the surroundings should look and feel such as the capital, characters and their voices and personality. Through reading the book, I was constantly pushed to use my imagination of colours, textures and sounds. The book itself captured more emotion for me as I felt the passion and pain throughout the pages. Toward the end of the book, I felt that the element of suspense captured me well, encouraging me to read further. However, I did feel that the ending was very abrupt yet the excitement of the book itself encouraged me to read on.

After months of refusing to watch the film, as I didn’t want it to blur my interpretation of the book I had to admit defeat at some point. I feel that the film is a great interpretation of the book, through the use of characters, locations and styling. I felt that Jennifer Lawrence who plays Katniss was a great choice by the directors as she captures the spirit of the character well. I did however; feel that the use of characters within the capital was over theatrical which contradicted the story for me personally. I really enjoyed the choice of costume and styling within the film, the graphics weren’t too bad either! I would definitely encourage everyone to read both the book and see the film as the essence of the story is alive but with different interpretations.

The Hunger Games Book 7/10       The Hunger Games Film 6/10

What did you think of the film/trilogy?  Do you prefer films or books?  
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  1. The Hunger Games Trilogy are probably my all time favourite books!
    I read all 3 in two weeks, and I've read them all again since. I love them!
    I was pleasntly surprised with the first film, the thing I found was that you don't get enough of the background information as to why the games exisit compared to the book.
    I thought the casting/costumes/set/effects were amazing... although I did think that Peta should be more ugly compared to Gale haha!!
    I've booked tickets to see the second film tomorrow.. so excited!
    Lottie xxx

  2. Same! oh gosh, that is dedication. I'm half way through the second and I can't put it down! yea, I agree with that and haha their both a bit average joe to me. Hope you enjoyed the film as much as you did the book!



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