There’s A Rebuttal For That – Complaint #29

Well, of course she knew her way around a forest!


Complaint #29 – Her knowledge of the forest was barely implied.

TFGeekGirl, TheFandom.Net – Her knowledge of the forest is implied when they first show her hunting in the woods and throughout her time in the arena.  This was not “barely.”

Aldrin, Down With The Capitol – In the opening hunting scene, Katniss got the deer to move by launching a rock with her bow. She used crumpled up leaves to see which way the wind was blowing. She walked on a log with ease without falling. None of that stuff I would be able to do, which showed me that she knew way more about the forest than most people would!

Luly – You can see how well she knows the forest in the hunting scenes she did on her own and with Gale, in the way Gale mentions that they could run away and survive out there, in those moments in which she was alone in the arena or taking care of either Rue or Peeta, in the fact that she instantly knew about the berries being poison, in how she looks at the forest scene she sets when she’s about to go to sleep in the Capitol, in the way she moved through the forest, to hunt and to hide, in the way she knew where was the safest place to hide from the careers, in the fact that the careers couldn’t catch her in the forest…and I can go on. There are so many implications of how well she knew the forest.

Savanna, HGFiresideChat – Actually, I think her knowledge of the forest was totally obvious. Think back to the beginning of the film, when Katniss goes hunting in the woods. We get to watch her track that deer every step of the way, and it’s clear that she knows what she’s doing. Also, in the arena, we see how Katniss uses the earth to lead her to water. AND, she immediately recognizes the berries as nightlock.

Tanvi, Hunger Games Network – The entire sequence of the movie exactly implies that. Then, at the Capitol, when Katniss sees the image of the forest, I thought it was a perfect set up. Not sure what else they could have added, this did the job.

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We will be posting a new complaint and our argument against it each day until all 36 complaints have been posted.  We hope that if you didn’t like the movie for any of the issues we have coming within this next month, you will continue to hear us out and at least take into consideration our reasoning/rebuttal about it. Logical comments are welcome!  All others are invalid.

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There’s A Rebuttal For That – Complaint #26

Can’t you tell what the story is about by the acting?


Complaint #26 – Katniss should have narrated it because most of it was explained in her thoughts and it would have been so much better.

Kait, TheFandom.Net – No, it wouldn’t. Characters shouldn’t have to tell you how they’re feeling in a film. It’s a sign of a weak script. In this case, you can recognize Katniss’ internal conflict (especially about faking a relationship with Peeta in the arena) through earlier dialogue, her expressions, and subtle hints like Haymitch’s note. Isn’t that all much better than some cheap voiceover of Katniss saying “I have to pretend to be in love with Peeta to gain sponsors”? We sure think so!

Luly – Not only would the narrating have changed the mood of the movie COMPLETELY but it would have also taken out the opportunity for the audience to see things with their own eyes, so to speak. If you see this movie, even if you haven’t read the books, you are introduced into a world and shown its reality in a way that forces you to have your own opinion about it. Even if it’s a simple one like “the Capitol is bad”, nobody has told you that, you have seen it for yourself. It’s not showing you Katniss’ reality, it is showing you Panem’s reality, and I really liked how they managed that. In the books, as a reading experience, Katniss’ narration works. In the movie, it wouldn’t so much.

Courtney, WelcomeToDistrict12.com – Narrating for a whole movie is crap, people – a cop out. It’s a sign that the people in charge didn’t have a more creative way to get the message across to the audience.

Tanvi, Hunger Games Network – If that happened, the movie wouldn’t have been as successful as it actually turned out. Plain and simple. People go to watch the movie because they want to see things enacted, not thought out.

 

To see our previous complaints, go to our Rebuttal Page

We will be posting a new complaint and our argument against it each day until all 36 complaints have been posted.  We hope that if you didn’t like the movie for any of the issues we have coming within this next month, you will continue to hear us out and at least take into consideration our reasoning/rebuttal about it. Logical comments are welcome!  All others are invalid.