My husband and I went to see the Hunger Games movie the weekend it was released, and I thought the movie was really well done. I really wanted to retread the book since it was years since I first read it. This past weekend I reread the book, and it gave me a new appreciation for the movie.
When a book is turned into a movie, it's very important to me that the actors they choose are new to me and not popular actors/actresses. If the trailer doesn't match what I thought the characters look like, I don't want to subject myself to the movie. The Hunger Games trailer looked amazing to me, and I was excited to see it. I thought all the actors did a fantastic job portraying their characters. Jennifer Lawrence was awesome! The Capitol and District 12 were perfect! I thought the movie captured the essence of both places.
I felt the Games were a little rushed in the movie however, after rereading the book I realized most of the main events were included. Books are able to portray more about a characters mindset and I guess that's what I missed in the movie. I wanted the audience to really understand Katniss and who she is as a person and where she came from.
Is it just me or did they not really include the Avoxs? I don't remember seeing the Avoxs in the capitol or the explanation of who they are.
I remembered Katniss and Peeta's relationship a little differently, once I reread the book I realized that it ended with Katniss really confused and up in the air about how she felt. I didn't realized the games influenced their relationship so much. I forgot about the rule change and only remember the berries at the end.
I wish Gale would have gotten more screen time, their relationship is very important. I don't think the audience realized that Katniss and Gale had mutual/hidden feelings for one another. I'm still team Peeta, but Gale is great as well.
Also, the changing of where the mockingjay pin came from bothered me.
So, what did you think about the movie? Any changes you wish they would or wouldn't have made?