Two weeks after it opened, I finally saw the number one movie in theatres, The Hunger Games. I waited until I read the book by Suzanne Collins before I saw the movie. Overall, I thought the film was true to the book with a few minor plot points from the book removed. My biggest complaint about the film was that the character Madge, the mayor’s daughter was cut from the story. Madge herself wasn’t missed from the film but what bothered me is how Katniss gets the Mockingjay pin. Instead of Madge giving it to her before Katniss leaves for the Capitol, Katniss gets it off a merchant and gives it to her sister, Prim, for luck (some luck it gives Prim especially since her name is pulled for the female tribute). The cast of the film The Hunger Games was remarkable. The actors that shined in this movie were Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: First Class) as Katniss Everdeen and Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy. Lawrence’s Katniss was everything that Suzanne Collins described in the book. Director Gary Ross’ vision of District 12 was spot-on with not only Collins’ vision but also with the geography of the Appalachia.
I would definately recommend this film is worth seeing. The Hunger Games stayed true to Suzanne Collins’ first book in the Hunger Games trilogy and I am looking forward to seeing the next book in the series, Catching Fire, made into a film.