Why the Ending of The Hunger Games Sucked ***Spoiler***

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  1. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    I just watched The Hunger Games and the ending sucked ass!

    I found an article that I agree with.

    Spoiler Alert!

    I loved the first installment of the series, but I think it should have ended there. Throughout the book Katniss and Peeta have this awkward relationship. He loves her but the rules of the game mean that they are opponents—to the death. But this gets upended when they change the rules mid-game and Katniss and Peeta can work together. They do and their relationship blossoms, if only for the watching cameras.


    Then at the very climax of the ending the rules are changed once again on poor Katniss and Peeta and they’re forced to battle to the death. Katniss refuses to play by their rules and chooses suicide, an action that would be witnessed on live TV and threaten to overturn the brutal regime.


    There’s a moment there where she’s going to follow through, she’s going to do it. And in that moment The Hunger Games had the potential to be brilliant. It was a decidedly Romeo & Juliet moment and it would have been the perfect ending. But no.


    The gamemakers step in, they realize what she’s about to do, what it will mean, and they stop her. They declare both her and Peeta winners and an uneasy peace is formed. Katniss and Peeta have survived, but now they’re political targets. They’ll live to see another day… and another installment in the series.
     
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    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    Isn't that movie meant for 13 year old girls? :scratch:
     
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    No it's not. where do you get your info? Gay Parade?
     
  5. Chaos

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    meh.......the movie hit the big moments of the book but glossed over the small moments that gave context to the big ones and made them matter.
     
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    the books were really good. fast paced, well written.
     
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    National news organizations like NYT, Wash. Post, Time Magazine, Huffington Post, Local Paper.

    I'm pretty sure that movie is intended for teenage girls.
     
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    I did enjoy the movie though. However, I don't think it's deserving of the high IMDG rating.
     
  10. HAL

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    smd Dawg
     
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    Fuck off Hal.
     
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    :hhh:
     
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    i kinda do. well made, acted. looked great. my problem was the script. it made the movie like a highlight reel of the book.
     
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    Isnt that movie like 3 years old now?
     
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    It follows the New World Order theme of many movies today.
     
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    that theme is way old. it just flares up everyonce in a while.
     
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    Yep, Total recall remake will follow the same theme.
     
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    Peeta and Katniss are mortal enemies in book three

    heres another spoiler if interested