Today's Wall Street Journal says THE HUNGER GAMES movie grossed an estimated $155 million opening weekend in North America. Holy post-apocalypse, Batman. That's a lot of dough. Isn't it awesome that a YA novel fueled the excitement behind those ticket sales, that it all started with a book?
I went to the movie Saturday afternoon, and I loved it. I thought the casting was phenomenal, and Jennifer Lawrence channeled the soul of Katniss. The movie generally stayed true to the book and, without giving any spoilers, I liked the way they worked in the important pieces of backstory. Of course the Reaping scene made me cry.
Have you seen it? If so, did the movie measure up to the book for you? If you haven't seen it, do you plan to? What film adaptations do you think were done well?