The Hunger Games was wonderful! Just like the heroin in the tale, this movie was "on fire!" We were so looking forward to this movie that it was hard for us not to love this story. All of us had read and adored the books. The movie was loved also.
The casting was excellent; especially Peeta, Katniss and Rue. (Did you know that Peeta and Katniss are both from Kentucky?) :-) I cried when Rue died.
The nature of movies keeps them from capturing every emotion and detail from the book, but this one does a pretty good job of keeping the important stuff in. They did miss a bit and changed a bit, but I wasn't bothered by that.
My only disappointments came in the form of camera work. I sometimes wish the camera would slow down or stop - I know they were trying to make it exciting by moving so much but I found it distracting. I also didn't like Effie Trinkett's character. I found her too serious and not shallow enough.
My one word description is "WOW!" We really loved it!
The gang: Me, Amy, Key Lime Pie, Michelle, Applesauce and Kotten Kandy