The Hunger Games Movie And Book Comparison Essay

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“Ours not to reason why, ours but to do and die.” by Alfred Lord Tennyson basically sums up The Hunger Games. While the Tennyson quote is about the courageous Light Brigade in the Crimean War, The Hunger Games is a twisted and sick corruption of government’s care of the people. The Hunger Games is the story of how a leader keeps control of his people by frightening them with the yearly sacrifice of 24 of their children. I did not enjoy the film adaptation of the The Hunger Games ,by Suzanne Collins, as much as I enjoyed the book. I think Jennifer Lawrence inadequately portrayed Katniss Everdeen. In the book, Katniss displayed almost every emotion possible. I felt most of Lawrence's performance was lacking any kind of emotion.I really couldn’t …show more content…

In the book he was very lively, even after the reaping, and had a very “go with the flow” type of personality. Hutcherson, in my opinion, stayed true to the character. I feel the same about Woody Harrelson and his role as Haymitch, Katniss and Peeta’s coach. Harrelson stayed true to Haymitch's sassy and sarcastic personality. Several things were left out or changed when the book was converted into a movie. Which is understandable, since is no way you can put all the details from a book into a movie. I felt there were important details that should have been included. Such as, Katniss getting the mockingjay pin from the Mayor's daughter, Madge instead of a day trader. One of the strongest most emotional scenes from the book, Katniss screaming Peeta’s name when it was announced that two tributes could win if they were from the same district was completely left out of the movie. The props and CGI department really came through on this movie. The futuristic clothing, the game monitoring system, and in-game manipulations were top of the line. The forest fire scene seemed very realistic to me. I’m not sure how much, if any, of the movie was filmed on location, but the forest scenes came across as

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