By: Shannon Cavender
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, a New York Times Notable Children’s Book, was published Sept.14 2008. Now, in 2012, it has become a movie. This is dangerous territory, being that some books that are made into movies are completely butchered. However, when it comes to The Hunger Games, the difference between liking it and hating is only measured by how picky you are. If you are a die hard word for word from the book fan, you may be disappointed. A few scenes, like the one where Katniss enters the Capitol hospital after the games and characters, like Madge, were left out, and the entire story had a feeling of being rushed through.
If you’ve read the books and you understand the producers can’t fit in every single breath that the characters take, the movie should be rather enjoyable for you.The story is still portratyed well.
The only grivance I have with this movie is that I feel like if you haven’t read the books, you would be missing out on a lot. For example, when I went to see the movie, the person next to me blurted out “Oh my gosh, it’s a colony of clowns!” when we entered the Capitol.
All in all, I thought it was a good movie. I was slightly disappointed that a few things were changed up or missing, however it’s still the same story that so many have grown to love.