Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Hunger Games: Movie

Ok, this isn't a book review, but a review of a movie based on a book. I will not spoil the movie, so no fears if you haven't seen it.

I saw The Hunger Games this weekend and I just have to say, it was really good! It is one of the better book to movie adaptations I've seen! It doesn't hurt that Suzanne Collins helped with the screen play.

With her behind the scenes, I think it helped to get what she had in mind while she was writing the book. It was interesting seeing a couple of added scenes. I thought it really added to the story and brought across her ideas on the screen flawlessly and in a way you couldn't have seen it in the book.

There has been a lot of discussions about the violence in the movie, but I have to say, that in the book as it was written, it wasn't graphic. It wasn't blood, blood, and more blood. It was shown, when it had to be and it wasn't glorified. I think it was well done, especially for a PG-13 movie. They could have been brutal about it, but they didn't and I'm glad about that.

I thought all the actors were spot on. I was very pleased with that. There were a few times when I couldn't help but compare the movie to the book going, "But what about this?...Why didn't they do this?... Aw, they left that out?" Over all though, I liked it a lot! The graphics were good. The sets were amazing! And they captured the capitol and the districts just right.

I say, go see it. It's a very good film.

And may the odds be ever in your favor!

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