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Harry Potter is better than Hunger Games (Both books and movies)

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Started: 9/16/2013 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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MissBatgirl

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Super brief intro: Harry Potter is a story about a magic world and Hunger Games is about a world in the future.
1. Hunger games is a story mostly about violence and staying alive, there is not so much story structure that will actually make you addicted to the story.
2. Harry Potter's Magic world is based on our world nowadays which we can relate to. (well the "muggle" world anyway :P) But Hunger Games is based in the future and no on this earth which we can't really relate to.
3. Harry Potter's world is a world we probably all want to be in because being a witch/wizard is coooooool. But Katniss's world is a world full of violence and its not a world which we will really want to be in. Which make Harry Potter much addicting.
kirstiechan00

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Why is Hunger Games better than Harry Potter
1. The whole idea is very new, nobody has written anything about this sort of thing
2. The whole plot was very unpredictable. For example, Nobody thought that Prim would die, nobody knew that district 12 would be bombed and that district 13 actually still exists
3. Since all of them were in an arena fighting to be the only one alive, the whole story was much more exciting, because nobody knew when would something suddenly happen. Such as the dogs at the end of book 1.
4. As for the movie, it was very graphic. For example, the explosion in the arena were very graphic. Also, the actors were all very good. Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, and Liam Hemsworth as Gale. All of them are very successful actors, and the movie got lots of good report from the public and their performance were complemented by lots of good and more experienced actors.

Rebuttal
1. That is not true. Firstly, the violence part actually make it more interesting. Like I mentioned above, nobody will see it coming. Secondly, the whole story isn't just about violence, there were also parts of romance and friendship between Katniss, Peeta, and Gale.
2. That is true, the fact part. However, for me when I was reading the book, I feel like the writer wrote the story to reflect on our lives now in the present. In the whole wide world, there are always countries that are more powerful than other countries. Just like in HUnger Games, the Capitol were much stronger than the other district, and were practically bullying them. Also, there were also lots of problems in the book. Such as Property, Hunger, and lots of accidents.
4. Perhaps everyone wants to be in Harry Potter's world since its more safe, but that has absolutely nothing to do with which book or movie is better. Besides, if the whole story is safe and nobody gets killed, then where's the excitment?
Debate Round No. 1
MissBatgirl

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by funwiththoughts 3 years ago
funwiththoughts
Hang on a minute, did Con seriously say "nobody gets killed" in Harry Potter? Complaining-about-things-you-know-absolutely-NOTHING-about-dar: Off the charts!
Posted by funwiththoughts 3 years ago
funwiththoughts
Well speaking as a big fan of both books and movies:

1. Just because a story is "about violence and staying alive" doesn't mean that there is no story structure.
2. The Hunger Games is set in the future, but it still has many analogies in the real world. The in-universe concept is inspired by the concept of an exaggerated version of reality shows like Survivor.
3. The concept of Hunger Games is basically the same as Battle Royale.
4. I'm not sure what your point is about them fighting to the death.
5. Parts of HP were quite unpredictable as well, when Deathly Hallows was announced there were websites created and books written just to speculate as to who would die and who wouldn't. All of them were wrong at least once.
6. I personally thought the HP movies were better acted, although I think that had more to do with the roles being easier to play than the actors themselves.
7. Harry Potter's world is far from safe. Throughout the course of the books, there are roughly 50 characters who die-more than The Hunger Games, by my count at least (not counting extras or those who die before the story begins.)
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