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The Hunger Games Series

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The Hunger Games Series

Post Number:#1 by Debbietx42
» 01 Jan 2017, 22:46

Ok I know I'm late to the party but when I seen this forum I had to share my thoughts. I read all of The Hunger Games books right before the 1st movie came out an let me say I absolutely loved them! So when I heard about the movie coming out I couldn't wait. Well I should have I was so disappointed it was nothing like the book. I felt they left out key parts an glossed over others. Needless to say I have not seen an will not see any of the rest.
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Post Number:#2 by Vickyoreo86
» 02 Jan 2017, 09:30

I am opposite currently I have only seen the films (and love them) and yet to read the books. I plan to as I have heard such good things. I am hoping this does not stop me liking the films. Either way I will try and keep them separate if I discover the books are 1000000% better and pretend the films are something else entirely lol
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Post Number:#3 by Alexander Watson
» 02 Jan 2017, 09:49

The books are great and they are easy to get into, probably due to the fact that the book is easy to read.
It seems to be targeting a younger audience, hence why the linguistics are a lot simpler.
I personally liked the films.. I agree that they have cut out plenty of important points and events from the book, maybe this was to keep the movies shorter.
However, the author and the director have done brilliantly
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Post Number:#4 by Julie Ditton
» 02 Jan 2017, 11:49

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.
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Post Number:#5 by Alexander Watson
» 02 Jan 2017, 12:02

Yeah your right! I suppose its the best interest to try make the film as entertaining as possible while conveying the story of the original book.
The Hobbit is a great example for the separating of a story, the cliffhangers were almost unbearable compared to the hunger games but like you say it compensates for the mass of events missed out by singular films
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Post Number:#6 by Srosemautner
» 02 Jan 2017, 12:57

I was interested in reading the series after I saw the first movie and read all three before seeing the second and third. I found both mediums to be quite enjoyable, but the most notable thing from the books in my opinion was how simplified the story seemed in comparison to the action packed films. The book moves the plot right along in an almost simplistic way that I was not expecting. In other words I was surprised by the lack of build up and dialogue for certain scenes while reading the book. Paper to screen almost seemed effortless.
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Post Number:#7 by Jaycie10
» 02 Jan 2017, 13:34

I agree with you! There's nothing worse than watching a movie and being sad at the end because it didn't compete with the book whatsoever. It makes me want to hug the author and tell them I'm sorry that society will watch the movie and not know how much amazingness they are missing without reading the book first.
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Post Number:#8 by Micheal mathew
» 03 Jan 2017, 08:21

Hunger games series was really great it's a shame that they couldn't do total justice to the novel.l felt like the movie ended too soon .
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Post Number:#9 by Alice8992
» 03 Jan 2017, 14:48

I read the Hunger Games series before the films came out and I was quire surprised with how good they were!

The books are amazing and I could read them all again tomorrow because I loved being in that world!
The films pleasantly surprised me with how closely they stuck to all of the books and how brilliant everything looked.

The final film is the most dramatic, obviously. And without giving spoilers, the ending was just as traumatic and perfect as it was in the book.

So, well done Hunger Games, you did well!
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Post Number:#10 by Vickyoreo86
» 03 Jan 2017, 15:13

I am hearing how very simple the books are which worries me...I found the films to be quite in depth and I completely understood what was happening despite not yet reading the books. Unlike The Mortal Instrument film where you really would have needed knowledge of the books to understand what the Clave was and what Parabatai meant and how deep the bond goes.

With the Hunger Game films I found them full of detail and connected with the main characters almost instantly.

I hope in a way the books are not too simple?
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Post Number:#11 by Alice8992
» 03 Jan 2017, 15:26

The Hunger Games are simple to read but not in a bad way if that makes sense? It's an easy read but not so easy that you need to have the TV on in the background. The books are good and are in depth but are an easy read.
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Post Number:#12 by kandscreeley
» 03 Jan 2017, 15:30

After seeing the first movie, I was inspired to go out and read the series myself. I think that the first movie is the best at keeping to the book, but maybe that's just because I watched the movie first. The second and third each had their own merits. I thought that the movies did a fairly good job keeping in line with the original books knowing that there are limitations. I did enjoy the books better as I thought that they offered a deeper view of the characters and motivations.
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Post Number:#13 by Vickyoreo86
» 03 Jan 2017, 15:30

Alice8992 wrote:The Hunger Games are simple to read but not in a bad way if that makes sense? It's an easy read but not so easy that you need to have the TV on in the background. The books are good and are in depth but are an easy read.



I understand. I have been wanting to read them for some time now. Even before the films were released but somehow they keep getting bumped back on my list. I will still try them out. I guess sometimes simple is not bad. I have read others like that and enjoyed them.

Thank you :) :techie-studyingbrown:
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Post Number:#14 by Debbietx42
» 03 Jan 2017, 15:53

Thanks guys for all your good points. I just feel too many important parts of the book were left out that shouldn't have been an less important ones in
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Post Number:#15 by Vickyoreo86
» 03 Jan 2017, 16:20

Debbietx42 wrote:Thanks guys for all your good points. I just feel too many important parts of the book were left out that shouldn't have been an less important ones in



I am going to read them because I want to be able to talk about those important parts with you :) It now frustrates me that I don't know what was missing :)

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