Yakk wrote:Meta-spoilers:Spoiler:The books, to me, read as an excuse to turn a stereotypical 14-year old romantic thought patterns and make them important to the world.
Sort of like The Last Starfighter is an excuse to turn a 14-year-old video game obsession into something important to the world.
Possibly that didn't show through in the movie.
I am also a HUGE fan of YA and a lot of the complaints I'm seeing about the movie (not necessarily here, but definitely in other places) seem to be coming from people who don't really get the genre. It's supposed to be choppy and irrational in places, and none of the kids are supposed to have their shit figured out, because that's what teens are like. Katniss has had to grow up faster than most, but she's still a teenager, and others are even younger. The movie makes them seem more grown up than they're really supposed to, but some stuff, like the "romantic" scenes and Katniss not really realizing how revolutionary the thing with the berries is.