THE HUNGER GAMES — The Film vs The Book

“We fight, we dare, we end our hunger for justice!”
― Suzanne Collins, Author of  The Hunger Games 

On March 23, 2012, I went and saw the film version of The Hunger Games. Since at the time I had yet to read the book series, I was able to have an open mind while watching it.

I was very impressed with the quality of the film. So much so, that I went out and bought the book trilogy! I was glad that I did. The book version expanded on the film adaptation in many different ways.

One being the introduction of the Mocking jay which will become more prominent in the next two books. Its symbolism will inspire the other Panel districts to make a change. The other was the insight into the Game makers who are responsible for keeping the audience entertained through a myriad of an elaborate deathtraps for the tributes.

Lastly the unlikely alliances and friendships that were formed in the midst of life and death situations brought a more humanistic touch to an otherwise barbaric environment.

This book took the Young Adults and Ski GI novel to another level in my opinion. It was funny, scary, and intelligent while also reflecting on some of the current issues that our society is facing right now. Kudos to  author Suzanne Collins for writing an entertaining, thought provoking work of fiction!

Overall, I highly recommend to everyone to read the books and to see the film. You won’t be disappointed!

Did you enjoy The Hunger Games? Did you prefer reading the book over the movie?

 ~DP of MVBClub