read before watching the hunger games or vice versa

By erjn
@erjnsimon (1191)
Makati, Philippines
April 30, 2012 6:20am CST
I am some quite disappointed to The Hunger Games movie because i alrdady read the book befoq i watch it. Honestly, i can still say that it is a must watch and i can still recomment it but be sure to read the book afterwards. What i meant for it is that, there are part really which is in the book but not in the movie. Well it is most done for most books which made to a movie. However, why do they remove those special parts. Actually, i find really that they must not cut the story either. Haha. My only comment for it, yes it is good, but i think they concentrate more on its drama part. In addition, you can not fully understand why does a certain part happens because yes, time limited, and the remove some important explanations for the movie. It is good for those who already read the book before watching the movie like me, because we can understand the movie even though some parts of the story is remove. :)
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7 responses
@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
1 May 12
I think it is best to see the movie before reading the book since the book is always better than the movie. You can't really put all the good scenes in the book to the movie. So if you watch the movie first you won't know what you missed.. Then reading the book can give you a better understanding of the movie.
@lady1993 (16863)
• Philippines
19 May 12
Yes, I have never seen a movie which has been better than the book- not that i hear of.. I wonder why books are always better, even though movies can show a lot more..
@Lida2010 (84)
• Colombia
30 Apr 12
I saw the movie and thought it was good. Afterwards, I read the book which had some things that were not mentioned in the storyline of the movie. All in all, I think that it's best to watch the movie first and then read the book that way you won't feel as if something was left out.
@erjnsimon (1191)
• Makati, Philippines
6 May 12
You are right also. :)
@kvarun88 (275)
• India
30 Apr 12
I have not yet watched hunger games or read the book either but based on my experience with books converted to movies, if u hav already read the book and then watch the movie on the same u wuld not have the least bit of interest to watch the movie for eg: i had read Dan browns book Angels and demons but could not watch the movie.. not even a bit. Felt it was dragging and mostly not matching with the way i had imagined it and the same happ. with the godfather part 1 as well..! So i would recommend u watch the movie first and than read the book u might probably enjoy it more.
@erjnsimon (1191)
• Makati, Philippines
30 Apr 12
For me, i think reading the book first before watching the movie is better. Because sometimes, if you already watch the movie and you are already contented with it even though you knew it has a book, it seems like you do not want to read the book anymore. However, if you read the book first, you will become curious if your understanding is true and accurate, you would like to know how the setting and the characters look like even though they are already stated in detailed in the story. :), that is why, you would like to watch the movie because of curiousity and excitement.
• United States
30 Apr 12
Lucky you. I've read only the first book, and I haven't watched the movie. I hear a lot about people saying that watching the movie after reading the book was a total ripoff. I sorta agree that it must be the fact that they removed the drama and added more spice, more adventure into the movie. I can't wait to get my hands on the movie - it would be nice to see the book from another perspective.
@erjnsimon (1191)
• Makati, Philippines
30 Apr 12
Actually, i did not recognize any scene in the movie which was not in the book. I think they did not add any extra scenes from the movie. The only thing they did was they just remove scenes from the book which makes more the movie more interesting and exciting.
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
30 Apr 12
I didn't read the book prior to watching, I didn't even know there was a book. Hahahaha! But I think the movie was okay, it wasn't as bad as you're saying. After the movie, I got curious so I got the book and the story is quite different so to speak, but still I think the movie was okay. I think it's better if one hasn't read prior to the movie because expectations would be too high if you already read the book. Same goes with the other novels-turned-movie stories. I have always watched them before reading, I think it's better that was so that you wouldn't be prejudice to the story/film maker. Remember that these books if turned into movies detail by detail would be too boring and would consume several hours. Just think of these movies as the director's interpretation. Have a great MyLot experience ahead!
@erjnsimon (1191)
• Makati, Philippines
30 Apr 12
Yeag, the movie was not bad at all and i like what they did to it. It is true that most people who already read the book has high expectations to the movie, but i am not expecting to much in it really because i know that this would happen. It is just that, i think they missed some part and they even shortcut some acts though.
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@Shazooo (296)
• Malaysia
25 Jun 12
I have both watched and read the hunger games. However, I watched the movie before I read the book therefore giving me a slight different view. When I watched the movie, I understood it but I was so attracted to the movie that I decided to want to know more about it and I definitely couldn't wait one year for the second movie to come out so I read all the books and you were right and they did miss out a lot of things from the book but it somehow doesnt bother me because the movie itself was quite good and realistic. I mean if they we to include everything from the book, that wouldve taken two movie to make and then people would complain its to long.
@lady1993 (16863)
• Philippines
1 May 12
I have read the Harry Potter 6 book before watching the movie which is why i was quite disappointed with the movie.. Therefore i conclude that watching the movie should always come first before reading the book. The movie can just be a sneak peek- a very long one f the book since it leave out lots of stuff.