Do you think "The Hunger Games The Movie" will be as thrilling as the book itself?I am personally confused, and just want to know your opinion.  :)  

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pacorz eNotes educator| Certified Educator

It's so hard to say. I often find that the more I liked the book, the more disappointing I find the movie. I think that books that really pull you in and the ones that let you create clear, solid images of the characters and settings in your mind, and if those don't mesh with what you see on the screen, that spoils the movie for you to some extent.

According to what I've read, in most cases the author of the book has little or no say over the creation of the movie, so it's entirely in the hands of the movie's director and producer how closely they want to stick to the original story; sometimes they are very faithful to the original, and sometimes they make dramatic changes for a variety of reasons, even changing the ending sometimes to set up for a sequel. Almost always, they have to eliminate subplots to make the movie fit in a resonable timeframe; this may move the story along, but it tends to make it less rich than the book.

The Hunger Games was such a good story; I hope they stick close to the original on this one and do a good job with it!

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I admit I know nothing about the movie version.  The book depends on suspenseful writing.  As long as the movie script is also suspenseful, it may also be thrilling.  It depends on the directing and acting, and of course on the special effects.  Dazzling special effects can sometimes sink or save a movie.  I like to think of movies made from books as a different medium entirely, more like literary criticism than literature.  They need to stand on their own, and be enjoyed on their own.

accessteacher eNotes educator| Certified Educator

It will be interesting to see how the movie develops. Certainly, the book is incredibly suspenseful and an excellent example of how to engage the reader and keep them hooked. I personally am going to be very interested to see how they handle the graphic violence of the book, especially as most of it is between children. I am sure that the popularity of the book will mean that they will endeavour to do their best, as there will be a lot of money to be made.

clairewait eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I have to be honest, throughout the reading of this book, all I could think about was what the movie would be like.  I'm hoping the movie is even better than the book, in this case.  It is rare that I enjoy a movie as much as I enjoy a book, but this book, to me, was little more than an entertaining plot.  Great fodder for an entertaining movie.

crystaltu001 | Student

I don't think the movie was as good as the book because they left out some interesting details from the book. The book had more details about what happened and it throughally explained what the movie didn't and it showed how katniss got her mocking jay pin

i don't think that the movie is as good as the book even though i didnt particularly like the book itself. i would definitely say that its unfair to compare those two because the book is not limited whereas the movie has to cover the entire plot in an hour and a half to two hours, which is not really fair. 

ladybugenotes | Student

#10 - i don't think it is possible for the movie to compare to the book

I agree, I don't think it is possible for any book to compare to it's movie.

But, that doesn't mean it can't be good. I watched the trailer here and it looked pretty good from that...

dancer4life15 | Student

i don't think it is possible for the movie to compare to the book.  The book just has something about it that would be impossible to show on a screen, the essence of the book I think would be lost.  Plus the movie is never as good as the book in any case, they always find a way to screw up the movie.  Whether that be by leaving out an important part or casting the wrong person for a role.

lacinserraates | Student
Do you think "The Hunger Games The Movie" will be as thrilling as the book itself?

I am personally confused, and just want to know your opinion.  :)


Well, In the book there were many details. The characters were described from head to toe. I don't think the movie will be as detailed as the book. However, I will watch it when it's on, I hope that I won't be disappointed :)

cookiee-monster | Student

they're both good but I like the book better...

v-v-jacks0n-v-v | Student

No movie based off of a novel (other than Forest Gump) does well and I don't expect this to be any different.

akuhano | Student

I don't think the movie will be that great to me, because I love the book a lot.  And plus, they didn't let Megan Fox into the movie.