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Amidst many comparisons between The Hunger Games and Twilight, the new movie’s director and producer explain the differences between the two series.

“I think that Stephenie Meyer and Suzanne Collins, who are friends, would be the first to say that this really isn’t very similar,” Director Gary Ross told The Hollywood Reporter. “They couldn’t be two more different movies and two more different series of novels.”

But Producer Nina Jacobson did agree with one similarity between the two films – that they both have “very passionate fans, people who want to share the communal experience of loving a book and seeing it brought to screen.”

Beyond fan response, the two stories are very different. As the Hollywood Reporter put it,

Here’s what the two films do have in common: Both are based on popular YA books, surrounded by fan fervor, have the potential for massive box-office success and are centered on a female character. But when it comes to setting, plot, protagonists, audience, love interests and critical reception, the two projects couldn’t be more different. Twilight is essentially a fantasy love story, while Hunger Games is an adventure epic about survival. It’s like comparing blood-sucking oranges with fight-to-the-death futuristic apples.

Where do you stand?

The Hunger Games hits theaters at midnight tonight!

  • annie

    haha…blood sucking oranges, that’s great, thanks hollywood reporter

  • http://dervish-banges.tumblr.com/ Tariq

    I completely agree. And side note: Gary Ross really needs to stop wearing black in front of black, it makes his head float. =P

  • luigi_barraza

    They are completely different, there is no need for “which one is better”. So PEACE

  • hptwigirl88

    Agree 100% with everything that was written above.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Wang/542480760 Maria Wang

    I do not want to ever hear or read Twilight and Hunger Games in the same sentence

  • Jelly

    Then stop comparing them

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joey-Mangum/1820064015 Joey Mangum


  • Edyeb

    No comparisson, Hunger Games is so much better, with better character development (especially Buttercup) than Twilight. I have heard that some UK fans were letting some folks trying to get the Team Gale/Team Peeta thing going that this was Hunger Games, not ***((*** Twilight.

    • Harry Myland

       First let me say that I only just finished the first audiobook two days ago so I don’t know how the rest of the series pans out or how characters develop. But I must admit, by the end of Hunger Games the thought of Team Peeta/Team Gale definitely went through my mind. And I eye-rolled, because it felt so flippin’ forced. Why do these female protagonists have to have such silly love stories attached to them? Katniss would be a much stronger character if she simply eye rolled at the pair of them and went hunting.

  • FuzzyWolfLuvJBJ

    There very different stories really beyond what they said here there really isn’t much else there similar in. Which is ok with me. I’m a Huge fan of both. I heard about THG through a Twilight podcast, I’m proud to say I’m a fan of both. My family doesn’t really like either. Before my mom died she loved Twilight just as much as I did, and I’m sure she would love THG to. 2 hours and 20 minutes!!! 

  • MiniMe

    They do have two things in common: an annoying protagonist and a pointless love triangle.

  • LilyLuna

    I totally agree. I wish everyone would stop comparing the two just because of the lead female protagonist and the love triangle because then everyone just assumes the quality is the same and it absolutely is not. Suzanne Collins is a much more talented writer than Stephenie Meyer and she has crafted an excellent trilogy that should never be compared to the likes of Twilight. Personally I think the Hunger Games shares deeper, more prominent themes of rebellion and corruption of Government with the Potter series, but for some reason no one ever seems to mention those.

  • http://about.me/dshana Shana Debusschere

    “It’s like comparing blood-sucking oranges with fight-to-the-death futuristic apples.” WOW, perfect

  • Illona01

    I was waiting for the time the people realise the truth. Seems like this time has come now ;D

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