The Hunger Games is finally here!
... and I loved it.
Yes, I was one of the crazy people at the theater WAY past my bedtime on a work night. It was worthit. The best parts of the book were in the movi -- including the menace, heartbreak and terror. Plus, Jennifer Lawrence brought a bit of humor to Katniss -- and much as I loved the character in the book, it was good to see a bit of a spark from her.
Speaking of spark -- yes, the Girl On Fire sequences were perfect. Katniss' creeping realization that in order to win -- and to save Peeta -- she's have to play to the cameras was heartbreaking -- especially in light of Peeta talking about how he didn't want the game to change him.
And honestly? I loved Josh Hutcherson as Peeta. He brought the right balance of inate likeability and puppy love to the part.
But what about you? What's your review? Tell me in the comments!