Changes in Catching Fire plot

Entertainment Weekly have told us the three things that are going to be different in Catching Fire. One of them I can see other fans getting very upset about… Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

1) “We made some changes to Peeta’s narrative,” says Lawrence. “We manned him up a little. And by the way it didn’t take a lot, just little choices to make here and there. The story doesn’t really change, his relationship with Katniss doesn’t change, he’s just a different kind of character.” For instance, in the book, the Hunger Games kicks off and Peeta is paralyzed when the other all-star tributes dive into the water. “The option is for either me drowning or sitting there like a cat batting my paw into the water,” says Josh Hutcherson with a laugh. “Either way the visual is horrible.” Easy fix: Let Peeta swim.

2) Goodbye Bonnie and Twill. In the book, Katniss stumbles upon the District 8 refugees in her father’s hunting cabin. There they reveal to a stunned Katniss the existence of District 13 and news of the spreading revolution our hero unintentionally sparked with her act of rebellion at the end of The Hunger Games. So the movie had to find a new way to introduce the news of District 13. “That’s fun,” says Lawrence, “figuring out new ways around things and new ways of doing things.”

3) Darius, we hardly know ye. District 12′s youngest peacekeeper, who pays dearly for intervening during that terrible scene of Gale’s public whipping, didn’t make the jump from page to screen. It’s another instance of storytellers having to drown one of their kittens. “It’s as agonizing for us to lose things from the book as it is for a fan,” says producer Nina Jacobson. “I want every single thing in there. But you know what? If you have to give up something in order to give more time to Katniss and Gale or to Effie as she starts to feel a conscience, you make the sacrifices in order to serve the characters and themes that are more essential.”
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6 replies

  1. they really shouldn’t change Peeta’s character… and in the book Finnick goes to get him because he can’t swim. That wouldn’t be so bad ‘visual’ wise. Plus it’s big part of why Katniss ends up trusting Finnick.

  2. I think bonnie and twill were quite important. I mean, it could have been worse but it’s not hard to include two people who play an important part in the revolution, is it?

  3. I’m ok with maning Peeta up, I’m even ok with losing Bonnie and Twill but Darius? That was such an important part in the book… But I guess since the whole avox thing was pretty much left out of the first movie it’s understandable… Just as long as the beach scene stays the same, oh and maybe the roof picnic…

  4. Well… It could have been worse.

  5. I don’t like the first two:( if you let peeta swim then finnick doesn’t go save him and that means katniss doesn’t realise that finnick is okay to trust!

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