We finally went to see The Hunger Games! I thought it was ok, but because I had read the book I was able to fill in a lot of things that were missing. The family (who hadn’t read the book) mostly just thought it was too long.
Generally speaking, books are better than their movies… but this one takes the cake. There was no explanation of what the different districts represent, how going into the forest to hunt was illegal, what that smarmy market was used for, the history of the mockingjay pin, who Hamitch even was and why a drunken Woody Harrelson was their mentor. Nevermind the whole relationship of Gale and Katniss!
And sorry, but Josh Hutcherson looked nothing like the Peeta I imagined from the book. It was just an odd adaptation all around. I don’t think we’ll be in any hurry to see Catching Fire whenever it comes out.