Having enjoyed the books, I went into the movie version of The Hunger Games trying to keep my expectations low. I found myself pleasantly surprised with the film adaptation, however. Yes, some of the details (and exposition) from the book were passed over; IMHO, Haymitch gets a little shortchanged. But they really captured the look-and-feel of the setting and aced the emotion of the story. The actors are all pretty much spot-on, and they do a lot of the heavy lifting with efficient and elegant performances. Even the violence and the (few scifi elements fit right in. Sorry for being vague, I don't want to give too much away for those who haven't read the books. Check it out on the big screen, you won't regret it.
New trailers: * Prometheus - I don't believe there's anything else I can say. Most anticipated movie of the summer/year. * The Avengers - "I have an army." "We have a Hulk." * The Amazing Spider-Man - Ehn? A little wisecracking, but, still don't know why we need this. Other than more Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans. * Snow White and the Huntsman - Um, wow. I was looking forward to this, but the trailer really raised the bar. Like, fantasy epic-style. Nice! * The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 - ahem.