Originally Posted by Alcoremortis
It was definitely worth the two bucks that I paid to see it.
Basically, it did a very good job of staying true to the books. If you enjoyed the books, you'll probably enjoy the movie about as much. Well cast, well acted. And best of all, they kept the mood of the books.
I'm sure other people would have different opinions on it, but I'd say it's a pretty solid film. Did what it came to do and did that well.
I'll agree that it was good entertainment, but in my opinion it was far from being able to convey the feeling of helplessness and desperation of the people as portrayed in the book. I was pretty disappointed to see how mild it had been made to fit a PG-13 rating.
To me the girl cast as Katniss didn't fit with the image of a lean, undernourished hunter girl living under oppression I had, but that's my opinion. The acting was very good and believable at times, but sadly lacking at other times. When the same actors differ so greatly in performance, I think it must be due to poor directing.
It currently has 7.3 on imdb.com. I'd probably give it a 6, but that's not to say I wouldn't recommend watching it. I got what I expected from the movie, and I'll probably see the next one as well.