The Avengers (5/4/12)
The Hunger Games (5/12/12)
So I read the book in like a week and have wanted see the movie since it came out but was waiting for the right opportunity. Well I was looking a couple days ago and found an early AM showing for $5 so I jumped on it. I was one of 5 people in the theater but it was worth the early wake up.
As far as books to movies go I am not much of a snob, I really don't like complaining about minor details as long as the main plot stays in tact.
With that said, I noticed some difference but was really good with the movie. It was clean for PG-13, except for some intense action sequences and a few profanities.
It really did capture the depressing nature of the story line very well. That 24, 12 - 17 year olds have to fight to the death is unthinkable in our society, maybe. But there have been times where vicious brutality was used as entertainment and it's very possible that humanity could revert and repeat that trend. In any case, it leaves something to be considered about the nature of men and does a good of entertaining, kind of a conflict there, but it makes sense in my head.
Like I said, it was worth waking up by 9 on a Saturday to see. I don't plan on seeing it again in the theater but a rental (if I'm still in the country at the time) seems very likely.