Hello All! Hope you all are staying warm in this crazy Winter weather! For this this week's blog, I am going to discuss the differences between the movie and the book. For starters, we see that the movie opens with Gale and Katniss hunting instead of her awakening up in the hospital. Another scene that is different is Mag's death. In the movie, her death is not shown, merely confirmed when we, the audience, see her run off and hear the cannon.
Another big difference is Katniss not running into the fugitives from District 8. We do not get to view that in the movie. We also do not see much of Peeta, Haymitch and Katniss interacting with district 12 nor do we see their training.
The movie does not go into much detail about the effects of the fog that is used on the tributes. Finnik and Peeta never make any references to Katniss's fake baby. There is not that much shown during the training sessions. Also, the scene with Gale being whipped ends up not including the extending consequences imposed on District 12. Also, Gale was whipped for assaulting the new Head Peacekeeper, Thread, when the bastard was attacking an old woman.
Finally, Katniss tried to scratch Haymitch in the book, while in the movie she slapped him while screaming and berating him for being an idiot.
Ok! I think I hit all the major points In the words of Porky Pig: That's all folks (major stuttering).