The Hunger Games Movie: What Did You Think?
April 21, 2012
I think by now we’ve all had a chance to see The Hunger Games. So what did you think? Were you impressed? Disappointed? Swooning in the aisles over Josh Hutcherson?
I was very impressed by the movie. Nothing—NOTHING—was like I pictured it, but it worked in a big way. The entire nation of Panem, from the opulently gaudy Capitol to the run-down District 12, was so very textured. It felt like I was watching a documentary about a real foreign country… but one that just so happens to take place on my home turf. Think about it—if Panem is where North America used to be, and the Capitol is in the center of the nation, that would put the Hunger Games just about smack-dab here in our hometown!
I liked the way the movie fleshed out characters such as Ceasar Flickerman and President Snow, and I thought the young lady who played Rue (Amandla Stenberg) did a beautiful job. Sure, there are a few nitpicky things that only a big fan like you or I would complain about (Where was the bread from District 11? Why did Haymitch look so clean?), but on the whole, I thought that The Hunger Games the movie was a great representation of The Hunger Games book.
But what did you think? I want your experiences and your opinions. Leave a comment below telling me what you liked and didn’t like about the movie!