This. This is how you break down ableist barriers. This is incredible for the deaf and for the custies. I would love to learn sign language, and I would learn it faster if it was standing between me and booze
this is so important
The real problem with books-turned-movies isn’t “omg they didn’t include every single word in the book” it’s “omg they completely overlooked the main theme, threw out any significant allegories, took away all the emotional pull, an turned it into a boring action movie with a love triangle in it”
Hunger Games is what I would call a very very good adaptation. In fact there are aspects of it that I think work even better than the book.
It may not be on par with something like Catching Fire, but it is right up there.
For one Hunger Games deals a lot with ideas of media and “is what goes on the screen real?” It’s not so much about children killing each-other being bad, but is rather taking reality television to its extreme and demonstrating how it negatively affects the public.
What better way to demonstrate that then visually on a screen, as opposed to in a novel. The movie also has the advantage of not being entirely inside Katniss’s head so there’s time to explain the reason for the Hunger Games as well as to see some of the audience reactions to it. There’s a clever scene inserted with a young child pretending to stab his sister, demonstrating the negative effect of media on youth. The message is not at all lost, and if anything it’s stronger.
Calling it boring I think is a stretch too, if you’re bored by the action scenes in Hunger Games the movie, I have no idea how you sat through Hunger Games the book because those parts are relatively accurate. In fact the violence in the movie is toned down immensely in order to achieve the PG13 rating.
And hate to break it to you, there’s a love triangle in the book too. The movie is more subtle in its portrayal of it, leaving most of it with just this one look Gale gives in like a five second scene. If anything it only becomes relevant in the second movie.
If you want a good example of “completely missed the entire point of the original,” may I please direct you to
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*SCREAMS LOUDLY AND RUNS OUT OF THE ROOM*
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