Hunger Games: first book or the movie? :)

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Hunger Games: first book or the movie? :)

DreamWolf DreamWolf
Which do you prefer?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
First book
12  (48%)
Movie
4  (16%)
Haven't read and seen em yet, but gonna do both!
2  (8%)
Haven't read and seen em yet, but gonna read it, only!
Haven't read and seen em yet, but gonna watch it, only!
1  (4%)
Haven't read and seen em yet, and am not interested in any!
3  (12%)
Other? :)
3  (12%)
Total votes: 25
Poll is closed
08/04/2012
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Bex1331 Bex1331
Read the book but didn't see the movie, no interest in seeing it, movies always ruin the book. I liked the book but it could have been much better, it should have been written for adults and the the stupid love triangle should be removed entirely, makes it just feel like a Twilight rip-off, and Twilight was bad enough on it's own.
08/04/2012
Mwar Mwar
Book! No contest.
08/05/2012
Kissy Kissy
Love the books!!
08/05/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Which do you prefer?
Never struck me as interesting.
08/05/2012
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
The series never caught my interest so I haven't read the books and I won't see the movie without reading the book.
08/05/2012
laflauta laflauta
Definitely the book! The changes in the movie were just annoying.
08/05/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I liked the movie because it cut out the vapid stuff that bugged me.
08/06/2012
snarknemesis snarknemesis
I haven't seen the movie yet, and am looking forward to it, but I've heard that they cut out a lot of the gorier parts, which I completely understand, so I imagine it would be hard for me to like the movie more since it cut out so many of the things that made the book so haunting.
08/08/2012
Gettinmymojoback Gettinmymojoback
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Which do you prefer?
movie was actually better then the book
08/10/2012
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Book book book. the movie was THE WORST THING I HAVE SEEN IN YEARS. FUCKING AWFUL IN EVERY WAY
08/10/2012
fernwehh fernwehh
I really liked both actually! But of course I enjoyed the feeling of reading the book and holding my breath through most of it because it was so exciting and unbelievably stressful, haha. The movie was nice but it was just a movie - reading tends to be more intense and fun, especially in this case.
08/28/2012
hem hem
I've heard people who hadn't read the book before watching the movie sometimes had trouble understanding what was going through the characters' minds. Also, I'm a big fan of reading it first!
08/28/2012
KRD KRD
definitely the books!!!
08/28/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
Read the books, now to see the movie!!
08/28/2012
Happenstance Happenstance
I watched the movie first and liked it a lot. Then I went back afterward and read the book and couldn't finish it. There were some interesting details in the beginning that were nice to learn, to understand the world of the story a bit better. I liked that there was a bit about depression and Katniss's mother-- when she said something like, "I wouldn't have tuned out like I did if I'd had the medicine that I do now." It just struck me because the author, unlike so many people, understands that depression is a sickness. And whereas the story definitely doesn't hide the pain of the kids seeing their mother go blank and having to take care of her, which the very real threat of starving-- this little detail makes the whole thing about the society failing to provide for the underprivileged classes. If she had had access to medicine, she would have done much better.

Anyway, I couldn't finish the book, because during the games themselves, it got boring. I already knew what was going to happen, so the barrenness of the writing style stood out. It almost resembled the quick pacing and shallowness that you get from a movie without the visuals or music or anything to make up for it. If they don't make another movie, I'll probably go back and read the second and third books, though.
10/04/2012
cricket cricket
Awesome!
10/04/2012
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