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The Hunger Games Series

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Re: The Hunger Games Series

Post Number:#76 by Gingerbo0ks
» 23 Sep 2017, 07:41

The books can be quite dark. I enjoyed the film's though, I do want to read them again or watch them all again.
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Re: The Hunger Games Series

Post Number:#77 by Taniatt
» 06 Oct 2017, 15:58

I absolutely loved Hunger games books. The movies were not bad considering it has to be crammed into two to two and half hours.
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Post Number:#78 by Salsabila
» 06 Oct 2017, 23:22

I really loved the books since I first read then found out about the movies though I would say the films don't do justice to the book. The films are less exciting than the novels and one might not be interested in reading after watching the movie though I believe most films don't do justice to the original plot from the books. I would always recommend one to read before watching a movie.
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Re: The Hunger Games Series

Post Number:#79 by Doaa Wael
» 08 Oct 2017, 15:56

Both the books and movies were great, but the movie has time limitation and other narration issues, unlike books. I think the problem occurs when we read and see both, so our mind feels uncomfortable about the difference.

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Salsabila wrote:I loved the books since I first read then found out about the movies though I would say the films don't do justice to the book. The films are less exciting than the novels, and one might not be interested in reading after watching the movie though I believe most films don't do justice to the original plot from the books. I would always recommend one to read before watching a movie.



I think reading the book ruins the movie (being entertained by it) because it raises your expectations. I think starting from low and rising is good, watch the movies, then read the books for a higher threshold of entertainment.
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Post Number:#80 by Jossy2410
» 09 Oct 2017, 17:07

Haha...Just gave it a try
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Post Number:#81 by Envision Tressy
» 12 Oct 2017, 06:52

I have always been of the opinion that the movie doesn't contain everything as present in the book...... What can you expect from a 2 hour movie as compared to a 250 page book :D
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Re: The Hunger Games Series

Post Number:#82 by TheWriteAngel
» 12 Oct 2017, 11:25

This was one series where I binge read the series before watching the movies. While the movies do justice to the story, the books provide an additional insight into the characters and their stories. While watching the movies, I was eagerly waiting for certain scenes to come up to see how they were portrayed as compared to the books and was not disappointed. Would definitely recommend to anyone that is a fan of the YA, dystopian genre.
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Re: The Hunger Games Series

Post Number:#83 by KlareAllison
» 12 Oct 2017, 12:33

Julie Ditton wrote:Unfortunately, cutting out a lot of the book is commonplace in movie adaptations. Think about how long it takes to just read a book. If everything was portrayed the movie would be several hours long. There has been a recent trend in making two part movies to help compensate for that problem. Then audiences complain about the cliffhanger and the wait.




Yes, Julie Ditton. I absolutely agree with you on this. However, I think movie makers should also focus more on delivering adaptations which capture the essence of the text and meet the expectations of the audience.
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