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Friday, April 6, 2012

The Hunger Blame

So I love movies and that's not news. What I've really gotten into is reading a book before watching the translation of the book on the big screen. I did that for The Hunger Games because I got the trilogy as a birthday present and thought, why not finish the books before going to see the movie. I wasn't disappointed by the way. Sure the movie was not as elaborately translated like I had in my head after I read the books but I must say I was satisfied because they could have done worse. So, The Hunger Games made news - both good and bad. The good news is that the movie did well in its first week in the movie theater and has still continued to do well weeks after. But the bad news, the one that got to me personally, were some "fans" and their translation on the races, complexions, and physiques of the actors playing the characters. This made me wonder if these fans really knew how to read. Yes, sometimes the movie doesn't incorporate a 100% of the book. The screenwriters put their twists when writing the screenplay because there is no way a screenplay can contain all the lines in the book. There are things called budgets and movie times. With that said, I was disappointed in those who called themselves fans of The Hunger Games and gave a hoot about what the actress that played Rue looked like. To quote one, "Rue wasn't supposed to be black," and I was like, "Really, did you read the same book I read?" Even though that wasn't the case, why would that be a problem? Didn't Amandla Stenberg, the actress, play the character like she was supposed to? I know that we are all entitled to our opinions but if we were really taught about good manners when we were growing up, I'm sure we would know what to voice out and what not to, especially if it is really stupid. That's my opinion. What's yours?

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

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