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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games is a story, which was also made into movies because of its popularity particularly with teens. It is about a period after an apocalyptic event, when rules and laws change across the world, and there are different districts rather than countries. The movie is about a young girl and her friend surviving in a “fight until death” contest better known as “The Hunger games”. Though it is a story many of the events and episodes in it resemble other films and short stories. Nevertheless, it has received a Globe award for its song, and the lead actress, Jennifer Lawrence has been given the best actress award by different film judging bodies. The film is much acclaimed for its raw emotions, and dramatic violence.

Pros
  1. It helps to understand what could happen should an apocalyptic event happen;
  2. It creates an understanding that some things need to be done, even if they do not seem to be right, or are unpleasant, because it is all about the question of survival.
  3. The movie fills the heart with hope that the protagonists will survive at the end of it all.

Cons
  1. There is a lot of violence and unfair actions.
  2. There is practically no laughter and fun, but rather a difficult world where everything seems quite hopeless. However love and friendship can be felt in some parts.
  3. It is mostly for teens.

Supporters

Anonymous

Hunger Games

For me, the characters in the Hunger Games are more relatable and realistic. I feel that the character of Tris is too reckless and developed to fast in the book and seems too perfect, while Four also sounds too perfect too be true. I also think that the concept of the Hunger Games is more realistic, and I thought it was impossible for the experiment in Divergent to last for many many generations.
Posted by Anonymous on 02-07-2018
Mahshiemonalisa

I like both!

I like both the Hunger Games and Divergent. However, I think that the Hunger Games are a more well-developed storyline and characters. It's got a lot of depth and richness to it. Also, Jennifer Lawrence is an absolutely brilliant actress and brings so much to the role. I have actually been really wanting to watch the Hunger Games recently. I love the costumes, the scenery, the storyline - pretty much all of it. It's incredibly well done.
Posted by Mahshiemonalisa on 11-13-2017
kingcool52

Hunger Games

I have never watched Divergent although I have seen it quite a lot on Netflix and I did want to see what all the fuss was about because quite a few of my friends recommended it to me. I just feel that it tried to copy Hunger Games a bit. I have watched all the Hunger Games movies and I have to say I love it!
Posted by kingcool52 on 11-08-2017
Zyni

Hunger Games (I haven't seen the other one)

I'll have to go with Hunger Games for now. I did really like it (and saw more than one movie). I haven't seen Divergent to offer an opinion on it. It does sound interesting though.

I may have to add it to my watch list. Then, I can update and compare.

Posted by Zyni on 11-27-2017
TheArticulate

Hunger Games

I read the Hunger Games books in high school just before the movies came out so I'd be prepared for them. I really enjoyed the books, and I found the movies to be good as well! I never read divergent, but I did see the first movie, and I just wasn't moved by it. In fact, sitting here right now, I barely remember anything that happened in the movie, which I don't think is a good sign at all.
Posted by TheArticulate on 03-06-2018
Mehano

Amazing

I don't think that I have ever seen the Divergent... I will have to put it on my "to watch" movie list.

That's why I will vote for the legendary The Hunger Games. I have read the books and I have watched all of the movies so far. I even went to the cinema to see it and it was beyond awesome.

A really good adaption to the big screen with an amazing cast. I'd highly recommend this franchise to everybody.

Posted by Mehano on 12-11-2017
overcast

Better Story

The story here is more brutal than the divergents. The story in divergent is slow and not much worthy. You can see that the divergent story is nothing but the way they are surviving. And for this I am guessing a lot of people are not much finding much interest in it. So hunger games sounds lot better in that context.
Posted by overcast on 11-06-2017
VintageRose

A masterpiece.

The Hunger Games is a sharp critique of our modern society, obsessed with entertainment and televised drama for the sake of schadenfreude and bile fascination. This certainly isn't a new concept, as Stephen King discussed it on his masterpieces 'The Running Man' and 'The Long Walk', but 'The Hunger Games' took it to a whole new level.

The characters are engaging and multilayered, and its crude portrayal of mental illness, abuse, power, corruption and rebellion certainly makes it rank higher than Divergent and it makes us evaluate ourselves as a society, wondering how far would we go to achieve our goals in adverse circumstances.

Posted by VintageRose on 11-05-2017
wiseagent

So much better!

I think the "Divergent" saga can be very interesting in some moments (but the whole story can not sustain itself entirely). "The Hunger Games", in addition to having an incredible and timeless story is much broader and more complex (in the best sense of the word).
Posted by wiseagent on 11-05-2017
muaaz.93

Hungry for games

The Hunger Games is, in my opinion, a phenomenal series, not just within the YA genre, but within dystopian and political fiction as a whole. It’s no contest; Divergent doesn’t even come close.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 11-10-2017
felabruno

Hunger games is the original franchise

Divergent came up after The Hunger Games I believe and its story has never made sense to me. How did it happen that people can have only one main character trait? It's simply illogical. The Hunger Games seem more logical and more real. This way it is more interesting.
Posted by felabruno on 11-05-2017
cubo

Better for me

I prefer this story because it's more than a romance novel, it also has drama, tragedy, comedy (sometimes), etc. Also, it shows us friendship, loyalty, and the visual effects, the dresses and the makeup of the characters are pretty awesome because they fit into the story. I really love this story.
Posted by cubo on 02-13-2018
Wyvh

Better story.

It's way more original (even though it's bad on a japanese one) than Divergent IMHO. Universe's more captivating and deep, without any doubt. I'm not a fan of either, but my heart will go for Hunger Games here. Hands down.
Posted by Wyvh on 11-05-2017
Wubwub

better for me

Not really that much of a fan of either and I only really saw the movies and never read the books but from my experience I would say I enjoyed my time with Hunger Games a little bit more. Maybe it was also a better time in my life to watch movies when I saw Hunger Games too because these days I don't really find movies that enjoyable anymore, so maybe if they were released at the same time I would favor the other more, but for now I would choose Hunger Games.
Posted by Wubwub on 11-17-2017
ColdFlameChris

Nice movie

I do love watching The Hunger Games as it truly shows how to fight for your freedom and how to fight the government from treating people as a pawn that can use for their entertainment. I do love the storyline and I do love the cast and their roles. It's a movie that you everyone should watch.

Divergent, on the other hand, is like a knockoff of this movie. I don't find it that good as it looks like a normal type of a sci-fi movie.

Posted by ColdFlameChris on 11-05-2017
NickJ

THE HUNGER GAMES

I was never really a fan of this series after seeing THE HUNGER GAMES for the first time. But after a few more views, I ended up kind of liking the first one. I watched the others and they were not too bad either. DIVERGENT on the other hand, I just never could get into it really. I was quite bored watching the first installment, and never bothered with the second one. The acting was also not very good.
Posted by NickJ on 11-08-2017
Kakashi2020

Jennifer Lawrence

Hunger Games is a good movie, it has that post apocalyptical appeal and mystery that entrances audiences. Its uniqueness is one of its drawing power, it's like going back to ancient Rome and battling in the coliseum for life and freedom like gladiators in some respect. I've also seen divergent and between these two science fiction movies, the plot and storyline of hunger games is nearer to reality than that of divergent.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 06-24-2018
aecel

I love JL

The Hunger Games is one of my favorite movies. I like the plot of the story and I love Jennifer Lawrence though I didn't like the ending because I was rooting for JL and Liam to be married. The Hunger Games has a moral story we should fight for our own rights and not to be afraid to oppressor. I hope there's another sequel for this movie I'm kind of missing the whole cast.
Posted by aecel on 04-23-2018
EfficientNinja

Western Battle Royale

I like The Hunger Games more than Divergent. It's mostly because it's the first battle royale movie that the US made. You feel the pressure that was put on Katniss Everdeen as she volunteers as the tribute for their district to save her sibling from being chosen. There's also the pressure that they all play to survive because it's not a game, all their life's at stake.
Posted by EfficientNinja on 04-12-2018

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Divergent

Divergent
Divergent was a scientific fiction released in 2014. Its similarity with The Hunger game lies in it portraying a futuristic society, and much of what goes on in that era does not conform to this era's rights and wrongs. Basically, a society exists, and classifies its members as selfless, peaceful, honest, brave, and intelligent factions. The factionless are classified in the future with the help of a serum. The protagonist happens to have the qualities of more than one faction in her, and therefore, she is called divergent. The society considers her to be dangerous enough to break the social order. But she does have a choice, so she opts to be in the brave group, for which she has to undergo some tests. Soon there is to be an uprising by the intelligent faction to overthrow the selfless faction in which, her new faction is participating, and the protagonist dare not reveal her identity. How she saves the selfless is a long story in which she loses her parents, and even has to kill one of her friends. A rather intriguing story which keeps you interested in what will happen to the main character, and to her life and love story.

Pros
  1. Though fiction, it is quite engaging;
  2. It does make people align with the divergents though defiance is not something that any government whether present or future will appreciate.
  3. There is friendship and love involved.

Cons
  1. It is essentially intended for teens
  2. There are violent scenes which may not be advisable for younger teens.
  3. Plot may seem a bit complicated at first.

Supporters

Anonymous

Tris

It maybe sounds bias but the characters, especially the main protagonist, is my favorite. They have their own personality and different distinct attitude. Unlike the characters on hunger games that will lead you wondering about their personality. Looks like they are all poker faced.
Posted by Anonymous on 03-08-2018
mildredtabitha

Divergent

I liked this movie and even watched it more than 3 times. I like how the story is set. You could see Beatrice going against her own way of life and choosing to follow another group because she feels she is meant to be like them. She never let her team down when she had to shut down the mind controlling program and prevent her family and her people from getting killed.
Posted by mildredtabitha on 11-08-2017
MomoStarr16

Characters are like YEAH!

The story is well made up. Balanced in every aspect that a movie should have. The characters are full of attitude and give justice to every role they are in. Unlike Hunger Games, they all look sad people.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 03-08-2018

Comments

overcast
I think divergent and the maze runner are poor stories. And they don't seem to be having much attractive plot either. And on that point it'd be reasonable to check out more brutal stories like the hunger games. There seems to be really a good show with the hunger games. And they seem to be adding a real fun into the story with lot of tangents. So I think it's reasonable to watch it.
Posted by overcast on 11-06-2017
vinaya
I have never heard of Divergent, however, I have heard about The Hunger Games movies even though I have not watched the movie. Having said that I have watched the trailer of The Hunger Games move and I really liked it. Based on the trailer I have watched and reviews I have read, I think The Hunger Games is a very entertaining movie.
Posted by vinaya on 11-06-2017
anna
I loved both as a teenager. I think Hunger Games was more about society and Divergent was a bit more about identity. Both were interesting and fun to read. I think the Hunger Games were more popular and better written but I think both were entertaining and I don't have a favorite.
Posted by anna on 11-07-2017
babyright
The hunger games is a very nice game that can help to teach teens how to survive in difficult circumstances in life, when there is the will to survive then God makes a way for survival.
Posted by babyright on 11-20-2017
Anonymous
I prefer Hunger Games series over Divergent because it has all the element that i like in a movie. The Hunger Games is one of the favorite movie series because it tackles more the problems in our society. It has a lot of twist in turn that makes the movie more enjoyable and fun to watch.
Posted by Anonymous on 12-11-2017
Corzhens
These 2 movies seem to have the same theme of fighting and violence. But I think Hunger Games have more fans mainly because of the cast led by Jennifer Lawrence who shot to stardom with this movie. What is good in Hunger Games is not just the suspense but the lessons imparted to the audience. In fairness to Divergent, Shailene Woodley as the female lead is also fitting for the role.
Posted by Corzhens on 01-06-2018
OlaSidiq
The two movies are similar but I prefer divergent. Divergent takes the viewers into a completely new world. It explains all the rules and ways of the people in this new world. It also portrays the idea of allowing the viewers to identify the main character on their own. And finally, I love the kind of connection Tris has for her family. I will go with divergent.
Posted by OlaSidiq on 01-21-2018
gavinci13
I don't really care about the story I care about the cast of these to movies. I heard hunger games is great film base from the words of my relatives but I didn't watch that movie myself. If I have to choose between these to movies I will definitely choose Divergent because of Shailene Woodley. She is so damn pretty she is the type of girl that I desire. There's something about her face and her eyes that I can't even explain. I know this is far from love but I truly adore Shailene Woodley! I am crazy with her gorgeousness.
Posted by gavinci13 on 03-12-2018
hermessantos
The Hunger Games. The movie is bad, I expected something much better! Now I understand the power the media has to try to sell a product with beautiful packaging and horrible content. At best it serves as entertainment only. Slow and lifeless script. Badly constructed characters, and a concept of violence involving children and adolescents that I find totally unnecessary in times where the human being only worsens and becomes more cruel
Posted by hermessantos on 03-17-2018
JMS
Although Divergent seems to have an interesting storyline with compelling characters, I would have to go with the Hunger Games. Mainly because I've never seen Divergent and I have all four of the Hunger Games movies on a box set. I've watched it a number of times and hope there are more to come.
Posted by JMS on 04-12-2018
renilisan2
I watched Hunger Games the movie, for me it is an average movie to watch, not so full of actions. Computer technology combined reality. Maybe not just the type of movie I watch. As for the movie Divergent I tried to watch it but found so boring that just fast forwarded it, maybe after this posting I will try to watch it again.
Posted by renilisan2 on 04-16-2018
nekonieden
When I first watched the Hunger Games, I found it as good movie. I just like how the movie connects the unrealistic to realistic. There were other movies which were good than these movies but I don't know I just like how the movie Hunger Games was created. It was a mixed feeling when I watched the Hunger Games. I still don't know the story line of Divergent as I still haven't watch it until now. So for me I will go with Hunger Games.
Posted by nekonieden on 04-23-2018