It has been a while (actually since the Harry Potter series) that I really developed a passion for a good old fashioned book, so when I saw a friend reading The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins thought I would give reading for pleasure and not for an class a try.
Over winter break on a road trip to California I read the whole series in a week and was addicted. It felt good to look forward to something again since the first film in the series was just starting to be promoted. So I waited, and waited, and waited for three months for the movie to hit the big screens and it did not disappoint.
There will be no spoilers in this post, because I am not a fan of people telling me how a book or movie ends before I get a chance to read or see it for myself (if I wanted to do that I would just read the end of the book first). The movie was 2 hours and 22 minutes of raw emotion, exceptional acting, and really grasped the story on the screen from the sets to the extravagant costumes.
Now I am in agreement with some critics that the book was better, but honestly when is it not? The Hunger Games did the best job it could to grasp the main and important concepts to move the story along, and I left the theater feeling that my money was well spent.
What were your thoughts on the movie?