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Heyhey, everybeast! I'm back and.. well, not really better than ever. Older than ever, though, at 17! Once I get off my lazy bum and start editing, the birthday vlog should be up on my channel. You can find the link on my profile.
One thing I didn't mention in it was that I saw The Hunger Games the day it came out as a gift, seeing as it was the day after my birthday. I'm a huge fan of the series, but I had seen so many other huge fans be incredibly negative about it beforehand, so I was somewhat worried. But, as I do with all book to movie adaptations, I went in with an open mind. What I got was, well, a movie adaptation.
Obviously, the book is long and quite violent. The makers of the movie would not make it exactly like the book, for if they did, it would be about five hours long and rated R. Not the best way to get people to watch it. Remember, this is Hollywood. It's all about money. If you want something that's almost exactly like it, there's a Japanese version, or make a fan version yourself.
I've also heard the camerawork was awful, that it was shaky and out of focus. True, it was, but think about what they were trying to make. We are viewing the perspective of a 16 year old girl thrust into this horrible, bloody game and culture. Of course it's going to be shaky and out of focus, she's terrified for her life and causing a rebellion without realizing it at the same time. I'd be worried if everything was perfectly shot. You wouldn't get the proper emotion.
I'm not saying it was perfect, no way. I didn't agree with a few of the casting choices, and a few bits were a bit cheddar cheeseball, but it was pretty good for what it was: a movie version. Do what I do, and keep an open mind or even have low expectations before going to see one. If it's great, you'll be pleasantly surprised. If it's awful, well.. at least you can say you were right. All in all, I'd give it an 8/10. Not perfect, but still very enjoyable.
This is Contessina Shae, signing off. See ya!