WHAT I LOVED THE MOST ABOUT THE HUNGER GAMES MOVIE ADAPTATIONS
These books helped me SO MUCH so I was SUPER excited for the movie franchise and they did not disappoint me. I was a mess yesterday after watching the last one and I'll be forever grateful for these great adaptations. Some spoilers if you haven't seen the last movie
- •I adore this castI never followed an adaptation this closely before and I'm so glad that I was blessed with this cast. They are so genuine and funny and they understand their characters SO WELL, I wanna cry. Jennifer Lawrence kills everything she is in and I remember so well the backslash against Josh Hutcherson in commentaries and I'm so glad he proved everyone wrong. I'm not even gonna start about Woody, Donald, Julianne, Elizabeth, etc.Even the tributes with little screen time were amazing.
- •It's extremely faithfulThis is so important because although I understand books and movies are different (I adore the Percy Jackson adaptation, for example, and it's almost nothing like the books), THG is such a powerful story that it'd be a shame to change tons of things. I think they managed to tell the message from the books perfectly and I love what they changed
- •The changes are greatI think the most prominent one is how they added more scenes for Snow and for Effie and I love it. The book is told by Katniss' POV and I think they nailed the concept of a war movie showing more insight of the Capitol. Effie is spectacular and I love that she was more in the movies and I LOVE (spoilers ahead) THAT SHE AND HAYMITCH ARE SORT OF A THING NOW. Don't be a stranger, Effie! *kisses*
- •Peeta and Katniss are so greatI was shocked when I started to read book reviews and people were like "are you team Peeta or team Gale?" because there was never a competition to me. Peeta is so different from Katniss and he sees the best in herself, which is something she needs so much. I love the "what I need is the dandelion in the spring" line, because it sums up perfectly why I love them so much.
- •These movies are extremely important nowadaysIt's been proven again and again how much only one person can change things and these books and movies that talk about the effects of the war are part of a dystopia, but you can draw so many parallels to current events, you can totally see them as a cautionary tale, which is so scary.
- •I'm gratefulMy only complaint is that they won't adapt my favorite Everlark fanfic onscreen (the name is Grow Together and it's the best, look it up!), but other than that, I couldn't be more thankful. I'll miss this cast, because they have the best interviews and I'll miss these characters, who'll always have a special place in my heart because of how much they helped me and shaped me. And may the odds be ever in your favor! 🔥