I finally caved in and watched The Hunger Games last night, and even after sleeping on it I have to wonder what all the fuss was about. Was it satisfying for fans of the book? I kind of doubt it. Fans of the book are usually all ate up about details that screenwriters thoughtlessly cut from the first draft. But I could be light-years from right about their reaction; I don’t know squat about YA book readers.
My first reaction was to keep checking the time, starting about thirty minutes into the movie and again every ten or twenty minutes after that. BO-ring! But I really wanted to find out what made it such a popular movie when it was released, so I stuck with it to the very end, way past my bed time. Now I’m kinda sorry I didn’t watch another episode of Dexter instead.