Did you go to see The Hunger Games yesterday?
I hope you did. Because it was fantastic.
Jennifer Lawrence was immaculate as Katniss. Most of the casting was spot-on, actually, which was a pleasant surprise, because I have a long long history of absolutely hating the casting in most of my favourite books-turned-movies
(ike whose bright idea was it to have Dakota Blue Richards play Lyra, that's what I'd like to know). But everybody captured their characters, their eccentricities, their emotion. Rue, especially, was superbly cast, although I'm really disappointed she didn't get more screen time.
I'm not going to go into all the little details of the movie, all the things they left out and the things they added (which were lovely, by the way), because I want you to see it yourself and make up your own mind.
Also, I didn't realize I'd had the book memorized until I found myself noticing every time they left a word out of the dialogue. Huh.
Did you see it/ are you going to? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.