NextMovie’s Male Twi-hard ponders if he can love Hunger Games too

NextMovie‘s Male Twi-hard has internal conflict about whether he can love The Hunger Games since he is a proverbial Twi-hard. In this new article (in which Team-Twilight lends some insight), he comes to terms with how the two are different and that he can enjoy both! 

If I'm being honest with myself, I know I'm just delaying the inevitable. "The Hunger Games" triumphed this weekend at the box office, becoming the third biggest debut in history. As a person who makes his living off pop culture, I can't simply ignore one of the biggest blockbusters of all time and its eventual sequels. That is why I've turned to the "Hunger Games" experts. I want them to convince me that this series is nothing like "Twilight." That way if I get hooked, it doesn’t make it a "trend."

"The 'Hunger Games' love triangle is not really a predominant part of the actual story," writes Shelia, founder of the Right away that's a relief, since the central element of "Twilight" is the Bella/Edward/Jacob love triangle and ultimately what makes series "so girly." Sheila continues, "The focus of the books is truly about Katniss, her struggle to survive life in general and the games, and ultimately her journey to becoming a symbol of hope and rebellion for this nation. What draws fans in is Katniss' strength, grit and fragility as she struggles with the events that happen to her."

Okay -- tough chick, fighting for her life with a bow and arrow, nothing overly feminine about that. Kind of sounds like a more glamorous "Winter's Bone," and no one teased me for liking that. But even if it's not central, there is still a love triangle with two hulking heartthrobs on either side -- Josh Hutcherson as Peeta and Liam Hemsworth as Gale. That means the question of Team Peeta or Team Gale is going to come up. I always cringe whenever someone asks if I'm Team Jacob or Team Edward. I'm not a tween girl, so I'm obviously Team Kristen Stewart Is Hot.

“I think the ‘teams’ will always exists in ‘The Hunger Games’ because it’s an easy way to show your fondness for Peeta or Gale, but I don’t think it’ll ever get near the level of ‘teams’ in ‘The Twilight Saga,’” writes Amanda of fansite. “So far, it’s really just been used by media to compare the two franchises (or in merchandising to make a quick buck), and doesn’t really hold much water in the fandom.”

Sheila of agrees. “I would avoid any reference to ‘Teams,’ i.e., Team Peeta vs Team Gale,” she says. “I know it’s been used a lot in the media, but I’ve seen it get a lot of negative backlash from the ‘Hunger Games’ fan community (basically the ‘Hunger Games’ fans hate that reference).”

“I think for the ‘Hunger Games,’ they might build up that love triangle more, to draw in more of the ‘Twilight’ fan base, but I can’t see how it could ever measure up,” writes Lindsay of Team Twilight, who is also “somewhat of a “HG” whiz.” “Having said that, I am not sure anything could EVER compare with the ‘Twilight’ love triangle and the attention it’s gained. It was the first time we used ‘team’ in the way it is now in everyday language.”

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