There has been so much speculation about the release of the movie, The Hunger Games. Some say that the movie will still be too violent for the targeted audience. It was originally planned as a rated R movie but it would be too mature for the kids that actually wanted to see it (10-25). Others complained that the actors were too old for their parts. I have no complaints.
I had pre-ordered tickets to the midnight premiere the second night tickets were on sale. I was lucky: I heard soon after that tickets were sold out. I anticipated this movie more than any other movie. I never got to see any of the Harry Potter movies at a midnight premiere, no matter how much I wanted to. I made special efforts to go to the Hunger Games midnight premiere. It was so worth it.
The movie stayed true to the book. I was surprised at how well the essence of the book was captured in the movie. I, as a reader of the series, felt weird when little details like a cat’s fur color is changed. Sometimes the movie left out little funny parts in the book, like when someone fell into the punchbowl, following one of Katniss’s brash movements. I end up feeling that the movie was good, but “important” details, at least to me, were left out. Read and see it for yourself! See my review of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, the actual book, here: https://janaebooks.wordpress.com/?p=63&preview=true