For the first time in my life of 65 years, I attended a movie on opening day. In my case, a matinee of The Hunger Games on the large 3D screen at Missoula's Carmike 12.
Although I am a fan of the Hunger Games trilogy, which I have completed, I was somewhat disappointed in the movie. I think the film will probably do well at the box office since the hype has been huge and the fan base is already well-established. It is difficult to replicate, on film, the very personal experience we enjoyed in a novel that is written in a First Person voice. Update note: Hunger Games Box Office opening weekend was $150 Million! Higher than the 110-115 Million industry was predicting, and one of the largest opening weekends of all time.
I do like Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. She is a remarkable talent with a face that demands attention. She could stare down Mike Tyson. I swear.