If it were up to me, The Hunger Games flick would have been seven hours long and included every single tidbit from the books. But, I suppose I can see how that might pose a problem for Hollywood execs, so I guess I understand that certain things will end up on the cutting room floor. Still, in my perfect film fantasy world, here are five things that I would have definitely put into The Hunger Games…
(WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!)
1. Songs from the Soundtrack I love, love, love the entire Hunger Games album, but not one song seemed to appear in the movie! True, it’s hard to weave a Taylor Swift tune into a tracker jacker attack, but if Twilight could put vampire baseball to Muse, then surely THG could have had a little more music, no?
2. Kissing Everyone in the theater started to giggle when Katniss and Peeta hunkered down in the “cave of kisses” as I call it, but come on, one or two smooches and that was it?!?! You’re killing me, Hutcherson.
3. Hovercrafts As we fanatics know, when a Tribute dies, the cannon sounds immediately and in swoops a hovercraft. But the cannon seemed inconsistent and the crafts never arrived. For whatever reason, this disappointed me. Does anyone else agree?
True, it would’ve been hard to explain that the mutts were actually versions of the other Tributes, but for me, that’s what made them so terrifying. Do you think the film did a good job of explaining all the horrors of the arena?
5. Hunger!I was really looking forward to Katniss gobbling down all the Capitol delicacies but… she never did. In fact, if I hadn’t read the trilogy, I don’t think I would have realized just how hungry the citizens of District 12 were. Were you hoping that empty tummies would play a larger part in the film?
Overall though, I think J.Law made Katniss loads more likeable than she is on paper and yes, fine people, I retract my previous statement about hating Josh as the choice for Peeta. He was awesome–even without an adequate amount of smooching.
What else were you looking forward to in the film that didn’t make it in?
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