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Twilight’ vs. ‘The Hunger Games’

Maija Gustin | Monday, March 26, 2012

“Twilight”:

The story of a girl who must choose between two supernatural men to make her life complete

Fans are divided strictly based on Team Edward or Team Jacob

Movie audiences are comprised of screaming teenaged girls and their screaming mothers

 

The biggest cheers come when Jacob removes his shirt or Edward says something creepy (or “romantic”)

Audiences are moved to tears when Bella curls into the fetal position on the leaf-covered floor of the woods as she pines for absent Edward

Bella practically chooses to die when love-of-her-life Edward leaves her

“The Hunger Games”:

The story of a girl who must fight to feed and protect her family, sparking a revolution in the process

Team Katniss is the only team that matters

Movie audiences are comprised of girls, boys, women and men, capturing the imaginations of people of all ages and all genders

The biggest cheers come when Katniss “fights the man” with her pitch-perfect archery

Audiences are moved to tears when Katniss sacrifices herself for her sister or when she gives a beautiful tribute to a slain friend

Katniss fights to survive to save her sister and the beleaguered people of an oppressed nation