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As always with highly anticipated book-turned films, “The Hunger Games” has seen its fair share of criticism since opening. The actors portraying the book’s characters have been given positive reviews for their performances, but have received backlash over their appearances.
Jennifer Lawrence plays the protagonist of the film, Katniss Everdeen, a famine-stricken teen living in dystopian America. Some critics have voiced Lawrence’s fuller figure does not represent the struggle Everdeen’s character faces in the book.
Manohla Dargis, a New York Times film critic, wrote, “A few years ago Ms. Lawrence might have looked hungry enough to play Katniss, but now, at 21, her seductive, womanly figure makes for a bad fit for a dystopian fantasy about a people starved into submission.”
Dargis’s critique has created a wave of backlash.
Gabby Vittoria of TheHob.org said, “Katniss may not have been as thin or small in stature as depicted in the book, but it’s not unfathomable that her hunting prowess would have allowed her to have some meat on her bones.” Vittoria continued, “For me Jennifer’s acting and the quality of the film makes her weight a non-issue.”
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