pagy wrote:Book was better in the way books usually are better than their film adaptations. There is more time for the characters to develop in a book which gets the reader much more invested in the story than a film ever can. I really liked the film but obviously they could not do a straight rip from the book as it is told in the first person by Katniss and that would not work on film. They did a wonderful job though, I thought, of capturing the essence of the book and put in some really nice touchs with the necessary 3rd person narrative.
22nathancarlos wrote:Books will always have the advantage over films as we are spoon fed the characters thoughts and feelings. In movie format we lose the personal connection to the characters, it takes a brilliant actor/actress to portray the same emotions without the use of dialogue. It also recquires the audience to read between the lines, something most movie-goers don't know how to do, as they expect to sit back and be entertained. I think this is the reason a lot of casual movie fans dismiss certain films as being 'rubbish' and 'nothing happens'.
Anyway... having said all that I thought the book translated to screen really well. I've read books that have had such disappointing movie adaptions in the past, but the Hunger Games series is (so far) well on track and stays faithful to the novel counterpart.
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