Hunger Games

Hunger Games

RagdollsandZombies RagdollsandZombies
I would've never known about the books with out the hype of the movie coming out but my question is should I read the books, watch the movie, or neither.
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Read the books
Nazaress , Dnice , Ms. N , Zombirella , stars , mmike1900 , Curiouscat , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , PolyLove , Kitka , DeliciousSurprise , melissa1973 , Tangles , SexysaurousRex , Bignuf , BiJess , supergeek , MissCandyland , sweetiejo , slynch , powerandintent , ScarletFox , Alx , Silverdrop , Latsyrc728 , VelvetDragon , SassySam , amenti , XxFallenAngelxX , chicmichiw , souviet , xxsquigglesxx , fizzygato
33  (63%)
Watch the movie
married with children , padmeamidala , calliope , Graniteal , Anastasia Beaverhousen , catsin , dv8 , ginnyluvspotter , lustylusty
9  (17%)
Neither, not worth it.
Missmarc , Secret Pleasure , Falsepast , Stinkytofu10 , dhig , romstomp , Stagger13 , Starkiller87 , Sassy Pam , PeppermintFuntimes
10  (19%)
Total votes: 52
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03/21/2012
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Nazaress Nazaress
I've not read the books yet but my boyfriend and friend swear by them. I'd watch the movies, too, though. Movies are fun!
03/21/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by RagdollsandZombies
I would've never known about the books with out the hype of the movie coming out but my question is should I read the books, watch the movie, or neither.
Haven't read the book, and I don't plan on watching the movie.
03/21/2012
Ms. N Ms. N
Both! But if you only choose one, read the books. They are always better than the movies. Personally, I liked the first two much better than the last book.
03/21/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Quote:
Originally posted by RagdollsandZombies
I would've never known about the books with out the hype of the movie coming out but my question is should I read the books, watch the movie, or neither.
Both. I would read the first book before you see the movie but it really doesn't matter, I'm sure the movie will leave stuff out just like other movies based on books do. I watched 3 Harry Potter movies before I read a single book and it made more sense after reading.

The Hunger Games trilogy really is good and was a fast read for me because it was good that I couldn't put it down!
03/21/2012
stars stars
both!
03/21/2012
Secret Pleasure Secret Pleasure
neither not really my style.
03/22/2012
Falsepast Falsepast
Dont like jumping into stuff just cuz its whats "in" now.
03/22/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat
Read the books! They are great, i'm on the second one. Usually I don't read young adult books but these are really nice I'm going to go to see the movie too at some point.
03/22/2012
PolyLove PolyLove
I've read the books and am counting down till the movies come out!! Tomorrow! Eep! Gonna go watch em saturday with the hubby. -SO EXCITED!-
03/22/2012
Kitka Kitka
In my opinion the books are always better than the movies they make out of them so whenever possible I read the books first.
03/22/2012
melissa1973 melissa1973
It's a fact that all books are better than their movie counterparts. My daughter and I are going to the midnight premier tonight!!!!! She's so excited.
03/22/2012
Tangles Tangles
I was literally just about to make this topic when I saw yours. Read the books! I finished the first one yesterday and it was so good!
03/22/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by RagdollsandZombies
I would've never known about the books with out the hype of the movie coming out but my question is should I read the books, watch the movie, or neither.
As with any adaptation. Watch and enjoy the movie, THEN read the book to flesh it all out. If you read the book, it is always a let down, how much is LOST in getting it to the screen.
03/22/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Zombirella
Both. I would read the first book before you see the movie but it really doesn't matter, I'm sure the movie will leave stuff out just like other movies based on books do. I watched 3 Harry Potter movies before I read a single book and it made ...
GEE...and here I thought it was a book about the Olympics being held in SOMALIA during the famine. Silly me. (JUST KIDDING)...the books are really pretty good..even for adults.
03/22/2012
married with children married with children
I would say watch them movie. If you like the movie then read the books.
03/24/2012
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by RagdollsandZombies
I would've never known about the books with out the hype of the movie coming out but my question is should I read the books, watch the movie, or neither.
I plan to watch the movie today with my family. I can't wait!
03/24/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
I'm almost done with the third one. !! Great books !!
03/25/2012
sweetiejo sweetiejo
I read the bopoks, but not one of my favorites.
03/25/2012
calliope calliope
Both watch the movie then read the books if you liked the movie. That's my plan of action. I'm pretty excited about the movie.
03/25/2012
powerandintent powerandintent
definitely read the books! I'm almost done with the second book. It's almost impossible to put down.
03/26/2012
Jaimes Jaimes
I am looking for something new to read. I'm going to go see the movie first, since I love the actors, the makeup artists, and the overall idea. Then I'll grab the books.
03/26/2012
Graniteal Graniteal
I have only seen the movie, but I'd like to read the books as well.
03/26/2012
ScarletFox ScarletFox
Quote:
Originally posted by RagdollsandZombies
I would've never known about the books with out the hype of the movie coming out but my question is should I read the books, watch the movie, or neither.
I say both.

The books and the movies both give you a different perspective on the story in my opinion. That and the books have a little more to them in the way of the Games themselves cause honestly the movie couldn't show all of it with out losing there PG-13 rating.
03/26/2012
Anastasia Beaverhousen Anastasia Beaverhousen
I kind of preferred the movie to the book. The book was written in the first-person present so it was a little off-putting. Both are good, though.
03/26/2012
catsin catsin
I loved the movie! So much that I'm gonna try and borrow a copy of the books.
03/28/2012
powerandintent powerandintent
Just saw the movie on Monday and it wasn't nearly as good as the book. Still worth watching though!
03/28/2012
PolyLove PolyLove
I saw the movie Saturday. 0_0 In love! I usually hate the movie if I read the book first, but this was very close. I think there was maybe 5 or 6 differences between the movie and the book. And from my imagination I felt like I had already seen the movie! It was amazing! I loved every minute of it. Except the three or four I missed cause people wanted to take their sweet time in the bathroom. -_-
04/02/2012
Alx Alx
I neither read nor watched Hunger Games, but as my tumblr dashboard tells me, the books beat the film. Some have said they've made the film version into a love triangle more prominently than it is in the books. I don't care for Hunger Games honestly, but with the little insight I have from having the fandom all over my dash I might as well spill my two cents.
04/02/2012
Silverdrop Silverdrop
The books are good, but I don't know why they are young adult books given the high amount of violence. Anyone thinking of letting their kids read/watch these should check them out carefully first and consider whether their child can handle it. This is high-octane nightmare fuel.

Lots of brutal violence, torture, murder, children forced to kill or be killed, children threatened with the torture or murder of their loved ones - but because the lead character is 16 it's considered young adult? I don't get it.
04/02/2012
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