Coffee Shop Musings: Catching Fire Book- Movie Adaptation


Coffee Shop Musings is a spin- off of Musings Monday that is originally hosted by Should Be Reading. This weekly feature spotlights occasionally bookish topics. This week’s topic is:

Catching Fire Book- Movie Adaptation 


Book to Movie. This movie was absolutely marvelous!!! I saw this movie first prior to reading the book and I was honestly in awe over the whole book after reading it. Why? Because this movie came pretty close to its book counterpart. One of the main reasons why people get turned off by book to movie adaptations is because the movie never really turns out exactly like the novel counterpart.  And I’m not saying that I’m one of those people who expect the movie to turn out exactly like the book, no I have made peace with that issue a long time ago and realized that it just can’t and won’t ever happen. In the case of the Catching Fire movie adaptation, I was caught by surprise when I realized that there were certain lines that was said in the book as well as in the movie. I have never seen that happen before or maybe I just can’t remember. Nevertheless, I loved it!

Extras and Omissions. As expected, there were a few scenes in the movie that was a bit different than how it was originally written in the book (I don’t want to mention any particular scenes as it might spoil the movie). However, the awesomeness of Catching Fire was too high for any changes/ omissions that had been made to the movie to affect the way I feel about this particular book to movie adaptation. It wasn’t really a big deal as it didn’t stray too far away from the main plot and it didn’t make anything awkward or petrifying to watch. 

Overall. Catching Fire was such a phenomenal book to movie adaptation. It was up to par! The movie played out exactly how it was described in the book. My feels were uncontrollable when I watched the movie, read the book and then watched the movie again…and again…and again! This movie was great and will forever be great! The acting, the scenes, the costumes, PEETA- was absolutely perfect! Amazing in every way!!! I swear, I fell in love- even more- with Peeta in this book/ movie. I love everything about it!!! It definitely sets the bar really high up there for future book to movie adaptations, INCLUDING the last two movies for the trilogy!!! YES! For those of you who do not know, Mockingjay will be divided into two movie parts. The first part is scheduled to be released by November 2014, according to IMDB. I know right?! The torture!!! 

Have you seen the Catching Fire movie? If so, let me know what you thought about it down below! 


5 thoughts on “Coffee Shop Musings: Catching Fire Book- Movie Adaptation

  1. I agree, Catching Fire was pure amazingness and like you, i’ve given up on movies adapted from books to ever be as good or close to their book counterpart. Also some movies, while they stick closely to the books, don’t come off as natural.. because the way something comes off from written text or people saying and doing this on screen is different. I like how Catching Fire was very close to the book and even some quotes were taken from there but at the same time the screen writer added and omitted things in order to enhance the watching experience without steering too far away from the book. Great post! and I love your blog!!

    – Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

    • That’s right! I do remember book to movie adaptations that tried really, REALLY hard to stick close to the novel counterparts that it started to look and feel awkward and unnatural.

      Thank you so much for visiting and for leaving a comment! And thank you for your kind words as well 😀

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