About two minutes ago I finished watching The Hunger Games all the way through for the first time ever, and I’m blown away. Overall, I thought that the acting was as good as it could have been. We really got to see deep emotions, even if they weren’t displayed right there on the actors’ faces for us all to easily interpret. I read The Hunger Games about two and a half years ago, and this movie brought back so many details that I forgot.
There were three parts of the movie that got me really emotional. The first was after Rue died. Not when she died, but afterwards, when the cameras showed Katniss holding up three fingers to the camera, and District 11 returning the action. I think it was how powerful the action was that made me emotional. The action was so powerful, it started a huge riot in District 11.
The second part was when Thresh of District 11 was killed by “the finale.” The violent dogs. When we heard his scream pierce the air, followed by the sound of a cannon and his picture in the sky…it was a bit too much for me. I think it was the fact that we had just seen him save and spare Katniss’s life, and then later we’re listening to the sound of him being killed. There’s also the fact that he looked like he could very easily be a part of my family.
Finally, the third part was when Katniss and Peeta were leaving the Arena, and Peeta asked, “So…what do we do now?” Katniss replied with: “We try to forget.”
This movie had a lot of rises and falls in emotion. I know I was feeling disgusted, sympathetic, and almost humorous at times.
I know I was especially disgusted when we took a look at Glimmer’s face when she died from being stung on the face too many times by a bunch of trackerjackers. You know what? I’m gonna try to insert a picture of her face right down below for you guys to “enjoy.”
Anyways, I was pretty shocked, I guess, at seeing Foxface laying on the ground, pale and transparent, her lips stained by the deadly nightlock. I quite liked Foxface.
So I have to say that the district that made me cry the most was District 11, because of the way–the fashion in which their tributes died.
If you have never seen this movie before, and you have read the books, by all means, watch the movie! Even if you’ve never read the books. This movie is powerful.
Here are the points I award The Hunger Games:
General Movie Portrayal: 9/10
Book-to-Screen Portrayal: 8/10
This movie has earned a 17 out of 20.
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