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I just saw it. I loved it. It was so much better adapted than the Harry Potter movies were! Granted this story was much easier to water down than Harry Potter, but I'm not really here to make comparisons.
So here are things I liked:
They did a great job of juxtaposing District 12 with the futuristic technology and styling of the Capitol. Jennifer and Josh were great together, and Liam did a good job of giving longing gazes. I thought they were gonna give him a bigger role? Idk what happened, but I was glad they stayed so true to the book.
I loved the scene they added with Rue stealing Cato's knife in training! God she was so precious and even though I had accepted her death I kept praying that she would stay alive somehow.
I also loved the additional scenes with Snow and Seneca Crane, where they gave more insight into the motivation to have a winner, which placed more emphasis on why Katniss' double suicide plan was successful. I loved all the gamemaker scenes (although whoa, those fireballs were a bit larger than apples.)
I'm glad they didn't overdo the kissing, we got one big kiss and that was enough tbh. And I got my Gale reaction shot, yay.
I loved Thresh and Foxface Thresh was pretty much 100% how I saw him in the books I wanted to know how he died though! Did the Mutts get him or was it Cato?
Also Stanley Tucci was fantastic. (Even though I always pictured Ceasar as a blue haired Anil Kapoor, he was great.)
Things I didn't like:
I'm not sure how I feel about them making the Careers a bit meaner like Glimmer mocking that girl's death, ew. I guess it's so we don't feel as sorry when they die, but I would've preferred them making more sympathetic well they did that with Cato, so I guess it's all good.
We weren't given anything on how the Mockingjays are a symbol of rebellion, I don't think they'll do more on it later probably.
The ending could've been better. I think everyone can agree on that. We don't really knows where Katniss and Peeta stand at the end.
Pretty minor complaints overall it was fantastic and I can't wait for Catching Fire.