The Hunger Games

Saw it this evening. Really, really liked it. Good opening–no credits. The story simply begins.

Camerawork has a handheld jerkiness in some spots. It took some getting used to, but imo it added a realism to the scenes in Katniss’ hometown.

Elegant touch at the end, with the Head Gamemaker and the berries.

Question for those who have read all the books–does Peeta develop at all, because right now he is not Katniss’ equal. Is his name supposed to rhyme with PITA?

Loved the soundtrack, esp. the closing song, sung by Taylor Swift. Moody mountain tune, like “In The Pines.” Just bought the soundtrack on iTunes.

I have not read the book, although it is in my electronic TBR pile.

Still pondering.