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The Hunger Games: Four Movies

If you haven’t heard yet, Lionsgate has confirmed that The Hunger Games movie franchise will make 4 movies out of the YA book trilogy. Is it me, or is this becoming a trend??

First Harry Potter did it- they broke up the last book into 2 movies. This makes sense- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a huge novel and is the end of a massive series that captured the hearts of millions of children and adults around the globe!! 😀

Then, Twilight jumped on the disproportionate-book-to-movie ratio train. But, splitting up Breaking Dawn makes sense too- a lot of stuff goes down. Like a wedding, a pregnancy and vampire war!!

But  what about The Hunger Games?? Although nothing’s been confirmed- there could be a prequel to the movies OR a classic split of the last book, Mockingjay.

What do you think- are you excited that there’s a 4th Hunger Games movie? Or are you getting tired of being roped into paying more money to see an extra movie?

Personally, I am excited to see even more of these amazing books represented on the big screen! I do feel like Lionsgate is taking advantage of obsessed fans, but then again, what movie company wouldn’t??

As long as this extra movie-per-book thing doesn’t happen too often, I think I’m ok with this trend. 🙂

P.S. Jennifer Lawrence was great in X-Men!! I now have hope for Katniss!!

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About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • I’m excited too! I loved The Hunger Games, so I wouldn’t mind a fourth movie. 🙂

  • It’s just something else that I can get excited about! Bring on 4 movies! As long as they do the books somewhat justice…Lol.

  • Ems

    I’ve noticed that too. Sometimes it bugs me, sometimes it doesn’t. I still think they could have split the last 3 HP books into 2 films apiece! And then I look at Lord of the Rings, which was brilliantly done in just 3. So it’s possible, but I love the wealth of information they can pull in from the book if they split (just look at the Hobbit, which is also coming in 2 parts).

  • Lisa

    Jasmine- I agree! I’m just worried that they’re going to change stuff up and ruin the books! Although if they could make Prim live, I’m down for that! 🙂

    Ems- I DEFINITELY think if any books deserved more movies, it’s Harry Potter!! Plus, your point about Lord of the Rings is spot on. Peter Jackson is a directing master!! And, yeah- I didn’t realize that The Hobbit is going to be 2 movies. *sigh* This really is a trend…lol

  • I’m glad they want to stick close to the books in the movies. But I’m curious where they will stop in the third book to be able to hold us over to the next. It’s going to wind up being a major cliffhanger I think. But this means we get more details and all that closely relates it to the books. 🙂

  • Yay, I am looking forward to the 4 Hunger Games movies!

  • Nicole

    The book just doesn’t seem long enough for two movies. I agree the more detail the better but I will expect just about every event and conversation in the third and fourth movies.

  • Thom Parkin

    There is no way I could be classified as a Young Adult. However, I absolutely enjoyed The Hunger Game Series (based on your recommendation). It is an outstanding example of contemporary Science Fiction with a great sprinkling of Mystery and Romance.

    By the same token I recommend “Adventures in Time and Space” by Pat Murphy. This is a murder mystery with no body that includes bossy, b*tchy women and a sprinkling of modern physics; told through a blog (which really does exist on the Internet).