Can’t you tell what the story is about by the acting?
Complaint #26 – Katniss should have narrated it because most of it was explained in her thoughts and it would have been so much better.
Kait, TheFandom.Net – No, it wouldn’t. Characters shouldn’t have to tell you how they’re feeling in a film. It’s a sign of a weak script. In this case, you can recognize Katniss’ internal conflict (especially about faking a relationship with Peeta in the arena) through earlier dialogue, her expressions, and subtle hints like Haymitch’s note. Isn’t that all much better than some cheap voiceover of Katniss saying “I have to pretend to be in love with Peeta to gain sponsors”? We sure think so!
Luly – Not only would the narrating have changed the mood of the movie COMPLETELY but it would have also taken out the opportunity for the audience to see things with their own eyes, so to speak. If you see this movie, even if you haven’t read the books, you are introduced into a world and shown its reality in a way that forces you to have your own opinion about it. Even if it’s a simple one like “the Capitol is bad”, nobody has told you that, you have seen it for yourself. It’s not showing you Katniss’ reality, it is showing you Panem’s reality, and I really liked how they managed that. In the books, as a reading experience, Katniss’ narration works. In the movie, it wouldn’t so much.
Courtney, WelcomeToDistrict12.com – Narrating for a whole movie is crap, people – a cop out. It’s a sign that the people in charge didn’t have a more creative way to get the message across to the audience.
Tanvi, Hunger Games Network – If that happened, the movie wouldn’t have been as successful as it actually turned out. Plain and simple. People go to watch the movie because they want to see things enacted, not thought out.
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We will be posting a new complaint and our argument against it each day until all 36 complaints have been posted. We hope that if you didn’t like the movie for any of the issues we have coming within this next month, you will continue to hear us out and at least take into consideration our reasoning/rebuttal about it. Logical comments are welcome! All others are invalid.