Tons of fans were worried that “The Hunger Games” would be turned into a soulless Hollywood adaptation. I’m glad to report that not only do the fans seem to be appeased, but the film seems to be even a little more violent than the film.

Hunter Stuart of The Huffington Post has written about how close the book is to the film as well as some of the differences between the film and book. Some differences, such as the casting of Liam Hemsworth to appease Hollywood, won’t be contested too hard by fans (I’m sure you know why). Other differences, like changing the actual stadium of the Games to a natural environment, ratchet up the violence level to extreme heights, especially for a young adult film series.

You can read the full article at The Huffington Post.

“The Hunger Games” shows children killing each other for the entertainment of the rich citizens of the Capitol in Panem:

“Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which ‘Tributes’ must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.”

The Hunger Games

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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