Haymitch should’ve been drunker-er-err?
Complaint #33 – Haymitch wasn’t drunk enough and was way too helpful ….That is definitely a far sway from the books.
Kait, TheFandom.Net & VictorsVillage.com– False! Haymitch was plenty drunk. He’s simply a high-functioning alcoholic, which allows him to navigate through life on a day-to-day basis in a semi-constant state of drunkenness. He’s described this way in the book as well. Though it is not seen in the books, Haymitch is the District 12 mentor and that fact that he schmoozes with Capitol citizens and strategizes the keep his tributes alive is discussed often. How else are Katniss and Peeta getting gifts and sponsors when that all goes through Haymitch? The only difference is that we actually get to see it in the movie!
Savanna, HG Fireside Chat – I went into the movie worried that Haymitch wouldn’t be drunk enough, since Woody Harrelson had implied in a couple of interviews that he’d be “playing down” the drunk aspect of the character. I was pleasantly surprised, however, at Haymitch’s level of drunkenness throughout the film. His fondness for alcohol was apparent, especially on the train. I don’t think they could have made him any drunker without also turning him into something of a caricature. Remember, this movie was also made for people who haven’t read the books, and these non-book readers need to understand that Haymitch isn’t just an oblivious lush.
Courtney, WelcomeToDistrict12.com – Way too helpful? I think as readers of the books, we can agree that in the arena Haymitch does more than just be helpful to Katniss. I would also like to draw attention to Haymitch’s best moment in the film, in which you see the pain reflected on Haymitch’s face when Katniss is in excruciating pain from the burn on her leg. I honestly did not think we would see this from Haymitch until Catching Fire at least. That is Haymitch’s true character.
Tanvi, Hunger Games Network – Haymitch was awesome! And we never see him outside of Katniss’s point of view, we don’t know how helpful he might be in his sober moments. But guess what? We do know. All the help Katniss gets was from Haymitch, and I assume he was sober enough.
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