By Lindsey | April 6, 2012
I finally had a chance to see The Hunger Games movie and thought I’d do up a quick post on book vs. film. No spoilers here, either!
I’m glad I read the book so close to seeing the movie so a lot of things were fresh in my mind. I filled my husband in on what was missing from the film on the ride home from the theatre. Obviously you can’t cram an entire book into a two-hour movie, and there’s some things that just don’t work as well in a movie as they do in a book. The point-of-view in the book is strictly Katniss, but that wouldn’t work out so well in the film. There would be too much exposition to tread through and it would just bore the audience.
I mentioned the shaky-cam in my last post, and I’m happy to report that it didn’t have an affect on me. I only really noticed it when the tributes from District 12 were being selected, but even then it was only an annoyance, not something that made me ill.
Overall, I thought the film was a great adaptation of the book, but I’d definitely recommend reading the book before going into the theatre.
What were your thoughts on The Hunger Games book vs. the movie?