An in-depth look at how well a Hunger Games superfan believes the book-to-film adaptation is executed.
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"The reaping only takes a minute. Effie, shining in a wig of metallic gold, lacks her usual verve. She has to claw around the girls’ reaping ball for quite a while to snag the one piece of paper that everyone already knows has my name on it. Then she catches Haymitch’s name. He barely has time to shoot me an unhappy look before Peeta has volunteered to take his place." - Catching Fire, Chapter 13

I love Effie’s face in the above still. She’s obviously upset, both at the situation and the fact that they’re saluting, which will only make things worse for the duo. That bit isn’t in the book, but I like that it’s in the movie. I feel like it could and would happen. One piece I’m hoping they don’t leave out of the reaping scene is Peeta’s volunteering, though I think they might. It would save time, I admit, but I think it’s important for his character development as well as Haymitch’s. What do you guys thing? What do you want/expect from the reaping scene?

"The reaping only takes a minute. Effie, shining in a wig of metallic gold, lacks her usual verve. She has to claw around the girls’ reaping ball for quite a while to snag the one piece of paper that everyone already knows has my name on it. Then she catches Haymitch’s name. He barely has time to shoot me an unhappy look before Peeta has volunteered to take his place." - Catching Fire, Chapter 13

I love Effie’s face in the above still. She’s obviously upset, both at the situation and the fact that they’re saluting, which will only make things worse for the duo. That bit isn’t in the book, but I like that it’s in the movie. I feel like it could and would happen.

One piece I’m hoping they don’t leave out of the reaping scene is Peeta’s volunteering, though I think they might. It would save time, I admit, but I think it’s important for his character development as well as Haymitch’s. What do you guys thing? What do you want/expect from the reaping scene?