This is our final rebuttal. I hope you gained something from this series, and have a better appreciation for the movie. If not, well, to each their own. We enjoyed going over each complaint and while I can admit it wasn’t a perfect movie, I don’t believe it deserved the tirade it received from its so-called fans who were obviously disappointed in it in one way or another. Regardless of how you felt about it, we hope you’re looking forward to Catching Fire in 2013! Until then, keep calm and keep reading.
Complaint #35 – Gale is cuter than Peeta in the movie… I wished they had found someone as attractive for Peeta’s role. In the book, I was rooting for Peeta ( I envisioned him as someone more charming and taller), but in the movie, Gale took my heart.
TFGeekGirl, TheFandom.Net – That was YOUR vision. Gary and crew were trying to find someone who could actually be Peeta, not someone who is cuter than Gale (and some may even argue that Josh is cuter than Liam). Josh IS Peeta. Besides, if you were rooting for Peeta in the book just because you imagined him cuter than Gale, then I think you may want to sort out your priorities on what makes a loveable character.
Kait, VictorsVillage.com – Peeta isn’t all that attractive, you say? What the hell have YOU been smoking?
Adam, TheFandom.Net – Caesar Flickerman certainly thought Peeta was handsome, and even as a guy, I can tell that he is. Besides — Peeta is never made out to be a heartthrob. He’s a good-looking guy in the “baker next door” sense. And Gale may very well be better-looking. That’s fine. Collins makes a point of stressing how girls like him. Peeta has other qualities.
Tanvi, Hunger Games Network - Love, Gale IS supposed to be hotter. Girls swooning over him and all that. He is the charmer in District 12, and it is clearly mentioned.
Also, please find something more out of this trilogy.
Savanna, HG Fireside Chat – Well, first of all, beauty is most definitely in the eye of the beholder, and I know plenty of girls (and guys) who would disagree with you and say that they prefer Josh Hutcherson to Liam Hemsworth. I happen to think Josh is adorable! But all that aside, isn’t Gale SUPPOSED to be cuter than Peeta? Katniss mentions that lots of girls are interested in him and it’s implied that he’s very attractive. Peeta, on the other hand, is never described as tall or handsome in the books. Katniss mentions that he has a “stocky” build, but that’s pretty much it.
Luly - I think that both the books and the movie would have preferred you to care about their thoughts and personalities rather than their looks, because these books and movie are more about ideas than aesthetics. But if you are going to prefer Gale (because of Liam’s looks) rather than Peeta (because of Josh’s looks), that is up to you and not a movie problem; just like if you preferred Peeta in the books because of how you pictured his looks, it’s up to you and nothing that Suzanne Collins wanted you to think.
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We will be posting a new complaint and our argument against it each day until all 35 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.