There’s A Rebuttal For That – Complaint #7

Silver.  Gold.  It’s all shiny!

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Complaint #7 – Wasn’t it written that the cornucopia was gold?

TFGeekGirl, TheFandom.Net – I don’t think the cornucopia being gold is important to the story.  Suzanne Collins could’ve easily said the silver cornucopia and it wouldn’t have mattered.  Another possibility is that silver just looks better on film than gold, however, that’s just speculating on my part.  BTW, the cornucopia design was inspired by the work of famous architect Frank Gehry, which is a a really fascinating tidbit, if you’re at all into architecture.  I rather liked how it looked.

Aldrin, DownWithTheCapitol – The cornucopia was indeed gold in the book, but I personally think that would have looked like an eyesore in the movie. I personally prefer the movie cornucopia and think that the darker and futuristic look is more aesthetically pleasing.

Courtney, – Welcome to moviemaking, where they take creative juices to build upon ideas and make them TOTALLY AWESOME.

Tanvi, Hunger Games Network - I was actually a little disappointed. No golden horn. The color and the shape were all wrong. But can you imagine that spectacular Cato and Peeta scene atop the Cornucopia if it was different? Now pick one – golden horn or Cato and Peeta? I thought so.

Stacy, Girls in the STACKS – Really? Does it matter? The cornucopia is symbolic, it represents abundance and nourishment. The color itself is not important.


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.

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2 responses to “There’s A Rebuttal For That – Complaint #7

  1. I really liked how they portrayed the Cornucopia because if you think about it- everything in the Capitol is fake and artificial – a copy of something. The book took the golden horn shaped Cornicopia, a symbol of generosity, and ironically filled it with weapons. However if you keep in mind that the Capitol tries to put it’s own unnatural spin on what it copies in the rest of the movie, then it’s easy to see why they made the choice. The Cornicopia fit in perfectly with it’s artifical metal shape and color.

  2. To Tanvi’s comment about how the shape was wrong for the Cornucopia, you must remember that this movie is based off the future. How you do you know what a Cornucopia looks like then? You don’t and neither does any one else. This was the crews thought and from reading the companion guide (yeah I am a nerd) that is exactly what they considered. They thought about what the Cornucopia might look like in the future and what it might represent. Also you must think they had to have some way for Peeta, Cato and Katniss to fight on it. I love the design of it! As the person above me posted it seems like it’s the Capitols spin on the Cornucopia.

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