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I finally read The Hunger Games and watched the movie. I was unimpressed, but there was no way for it to live up to the hype. I got interested in The Hunger Games because of the anime, Mirai Nikki. It jumped the shark a little near the end, but Mirai Nikki was such dark and intense battle royal, it was incredible. And it made me think that I might like The Hunger Games, because I’m far too wimpy for Battle Royale (if it was an anime…) The only characters I liked were Cinna and Rue. Katniss wasn’t as bad ass as I was led to believe (especially compared to Yuno!) I’ve seen so much messed up anime that there was nothing even remotely shocking about THG. It wasn’t bad, just predictable. On the meh scale of mehness it’s less meh than All Just Glass. I guess it’s a kinda “eh”.
I preferred the Hunger Games movie to the book. Katniss seemed tougher in it, thanks to Jennifer Lawrence. The movie was very similar to the book, and even the changes that were made I understood. They didn’t seem arbitrary, unlike some movies (I’m looking at you Harry Potter). This is how you adapt a book for film. There was one thing that I didn’t like that they left out –> with the dogs/wolves, the only thing that surprised me <-- And there was one thing they added that I really liked --> The gamemaster with the berries. As soon as they locked him in there… <– I thought “there’s going to be…!” And I was rewarded. I’m screwed up so I thought that was hilarious.
My favorite part of the movie was the second end theme. I took an instant liking to it. I was so surprised when I found out Taylor Swift sang it. I associate her with whiny, cookie cutter breakup/lovesongs, not songs with actual emotion in them. Safe & Sound is beautiful and unique, and The Hunger Games was worth watching just to discover it.