Over the weekend, “The Hunger Games” was a box-office juggernaut that broke all sorts of records.
But for some fans, the movie didn’t adhere closely enough to their imagined world of the book — specifically when it came to the skin color of some of the characters.
Three major characters in the film are black — Rue, Thresh, and Cinna. The books themselves, set in a post-apocalyptic future, don’t use specifically racial terms at all, providing only a description of characters from Katniss’s point of view:
Excerpts From “The Hunger Games”
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