The Book is Better than the Movie: What is a Bad Movie? Essay

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People always say that the book is better than the movie, and though they think they might be right, this isn't always the case. People like having the background knowledge of why a character is doing something in a specific case or why the events are happening and seeing the movie cut out all this extra information may upset them, but that doesn't mean that the book is better. It just means they're more informed reading the book. What is a bad movie? Not having enough information or just not being entertained. I happened to watch the movie before I read the book and I thought it was amazing, but after I read the book the movie just didn't compare to the book. Sure they had the same storyline but I was just more entertained reading the book. That doesn't mean that the movie suddenly wasn't as amazing, because it certainly was, it just means that the two different forms of art have their own unique way of being good. The Hunger Games, a story of 24 kids chosen at random to compete in a Game where they must fight to the death, can be told in different ways. Whereas the book is written in Katniss’ point of view, we get more in depth detail of Katniss’ thought process and characterization, in the film we lose the sense of what makes Katniss a hero, since it focuses more in the technological point of view and how it is used to control the citizens.
The book The Hunger Games by Susan Collins is written in the point of view of Katniss, the female tribute from district 12. We can…