Monday, March 26, 2012

Hunger Games Movie + Movie's That Are Book Adaptions

First off, let me just tell you how amazing the Hunger Games movie was.

I was seriously afraid it would be another Twilight (which I hated.  Sorry to all that loved them!)

My favorite thing?  How to the book it was.  Seriously, there were direct lines out of the book!  I don't have any (big) complaints.  Plus, even though I know how it all happens, I was tense.  Really, really, tense. 

Oh, by the way my mom thinks Katniss should end up with Gale.  Actually, she thought she would until I told her she wouldn't.  And I didn't like Peeta that much, even though I liked him in the book.  But Katniss was awesome.  And so was Rue. (But she died.  And it's awful.)

Now, on to the discussion-y thing:

Okay, so when you get books that are turned into movies, there are pretty much three types:   The Good, The Bad, and The Ones That Don't Even Resemble The Book.

Product DetailsHunger Games is what one might call The Good.  It's to the book, and just awesome.  Harry Potter is also The Good.  You have to admit, even though they mess things up, the HP movies are good, right?  Good acting, pretty much to the book, and enjoyable enough you'll watch it again.

Product DetailsThen there's the BAD.  For me, that's Twilight.  I get some people like them, but I admit that I find you slightly crazy.  Sorry, no hard feelings, the Twilights (movies) for me were just so bad I don't see how anyone could like them.  But some people do.  I get that. 

I liked the Twilight books.  They were good.  Really good.
Still, BAD ACTING and painful to watch.  That's what I think of when I think of the Twilight movies.

Product DetailsThen there's stuff like Ella Enchanted and How To Train You Dragon which are so not like the book (though still good) that if you changed the names of the characters it would almost be a completely different story.   These can be good or bad.  The two I listed I liked.  They just weren't anything like the book.

Anyway, that's my take on it.
Now, if you haven't already, go see the Hunger Games.

And may the odds ever be in your favor.


Anonymous said...

I totally agree. Ella Enchanted and How to Train Your Dragon are compeltely different from their books, but still good movies.

I can't WAIT to see the Hunger Games. I keep hearing from everyone that it's so amazing but I can't see it until next Monday. AHHHHH!

Nicole said...

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Mark Murata said...

The recent Sherlock Holmes movies have nothing to do with the books; they just named the characters after Holmes and Watson. But I liked the first movie.

If you click on my name, you can see my review of The Hunger Games. I'm a male adult, so if you or your parents don't feel comfortable with that, that's okay.

Jess said...

I saw part of Ella Enchanted when I was in the dentist office and I was so disappointed at how it adapted the book, but as a movie it wasn't so bad.

Book and Sensibility

Miss Jack Lewis Baillot said...

I find that usually I enjoy both book and movie, even if they are different. Though I do run into exceptions. I love How to Train Your Dragon - the movie - but didn't care much for the book. With Prince Caspian, I think the movie was easier to enjoy then the book. The Lord of the Rings, equal, though I did wish they hadn't taken some parts out, even if it would have made the movie ten hours long.

And in other cases I don't care much for the the movies, such as The Last Unicorn. But I do enjoy comparing books and movies and wondering what would happen if they left certain things in.

A Bit Unlikely,