Where’s my upset Peeta?
Complaint #31 – They should have kept when Peeta gets upset when he finds out that Katniss kissing him was all for the Games.
TFGeekGirl, TheFandom.Net – I don’t know if I can say they should have kept that part in the book, and if that would have made a difference for Catching Fire. I’m thinking it won’t make a difference for the sequel, because you can definitely tell that he knows Katniss didn’t really feel the same way for him as he did for her, especially when they’re holding hands in victory at the end in District 12. It’s subtle, but it’s enough to let us know he’s trying to hide his hurt. That’s the thing about movies and acting, you want to rely on your actors to portray what is felt in the character, and I think Josh did fine with that, so it worked.
Aldrin, DownWithTheCapitol – The Hunger Games is a movie that can show and not tell. I didn’t notice at first, but Peeta’s eyes when he sees Katniss spot Gale in the District 12 crowd at the end shows that Peeta is starting to put the puzzle pieces together and figure out that perhaps their love was just for the Games. Not to mention the previous scene on the train ride home shows how different Katniss and Peeta feel about the Games when Katniss is eager to forget about what happened, but Peeta doesn’t want to.
Courtney, WelcomeToDistrict12.com – Gary Ross does not take the audience for a fool. Peeta’s line, “I don’t want to forget” speaks volumes about Katniss’ conflicting emotions combined with the last scene with Katniss catching Gale’s eye and holding Peeta’s hand.
Tanvi, Hunger Games Network – Gale’s appearance at the end, and how detached Katniss is to Peeta in the train was more than a subtle hint. It’s a movie, and non fans need to also know we’re coming out with a second movie.
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