The Hunger Games movie makers did well but I found the story much less compelling than I thought I would on screen. Everyone’s review of this book talks about how it was “made to be a movie,” but I think we all got it wrong. The book should have been a LOST style TV show with lots of time devoted to the back story and characters’ thoughts. Without that connection, the actual hunger games part of the movie just didn’t mean that much to me. They needed more time to build up the suspense, and mini-events instead of just jumping on to the next scene. Not enough time was devoted to the games, but then again without narrative of Katniss’ thoughts I don’t know that extending it would have helped. The movie definitely made me appreciate Suzanne Collins’ book more.
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