How much more should there have been of Mr. Everdeen?
Complaint #22 – They never touched on Katniss’ father who taught her how to hunt.
TFGeekGirl, TheFandom.Net – Now here’s one part where I think people who want things thoroughly explained to them without having to really observe the movie will be confused. There’s only hints about his absence, all done visually. Sure, there’s voiceover of Katniss explaining it, but you just have to see it in the details, a lot of it done through her tracker jacker hallucination/flashback scene, when you see the miners, the explosion, the photo of a man on the mantle, Katniss’ mom being catatonic. It doesn’t have to explain that she learned the hunting through her father. The audience can come to that conclusion if they want to or not, it doesn’t affect her outcome in the Games either way.
Tiffany, WelcomeToDistrict12.com – While there isn’t an explicit explanation that Katniss’ father taught her how to hunt, the most important aspect of her father, how his death affected her, most definitely made it. How Katniss learned how to hunt isn’t important for the film; the fact that she can hunt is. A throwaway line from her just to hit on that point would’ve been too out there, and considering how little Katniss speaks of her father out loud in the books, it wouldn’t have been in line with what her character would say.
Tanvi, Hunger Games Network – In my personal opinion, the job of that part in the book was to tell us how close Katniss was to her dad. I think the broken, fragmented images and memories that Katniss sees during the Tracker Jacker scene was effective enough.
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