FUCK YOU. FUCK YOU WITH A GODDAMN CHAINSAW. RUE WAS AN ANGEL, HER PART WAS PERFECT, AND YOU ARE A COMPLETE AND TOTAL DICK. God damn what the hell is wrong with you?
To everyone else, why the hell haven't you read these books yet? I have to keep my mouth shut and it's crazymaking! XD Um, what can I say? Rue was perfect and her death scene was exactly the emotional grounding it needed to be. Katniss was better than I expected. I loved Cinna, I'm sad the Prep Team was mostly left out but I understand why. Haymitch was good, but I think sobered up a bit fast - then again, they had a lot to fit in, so okay. I think President Snow is miscast - I don't think he's hard enough when he needs to be, and I don't think he's gregarious enough in his role as public figure and President - but he worked for Anna and Paul more or less as he should've, so that's good. I liked how Cato's last scene played out. Peeta's evolution from slab-of-meat to likeable media-friendly face worked beautifully.
I do NOT like moving up the District 11 riot from Catching Fire, because I loved the whole bread symbology that ran through the first book and I loved that being the touchstone for things are happening elsewhere in the original - and more importantly I'm not sure how they fix what that does to the timeline, because, well, it does things I can't talk about. I'm not sure how you fix that without re-running that scene, but hopefully they'll have something. I really do not like Peeta not losing his leg. If Luke Skywalker can have a prosthetic hand, Peeta can have a prosthetic leg, goddammit. It's part of the whole goddamn point of the series that they use you until they can't, and it doesn't matter how damaged you are as long as you serve your purpose, so stop undermining that already. Also, the jerkycam was so far over the top in the opening scenes - I don't get motion-sick but even I was a little queasy. Bad cinematographer, no cookie.
But despite the complaints, I really liked it. I hope they fix the timeline - that's my main concern.
Anyway, with nwcMUSIC in like three! more! days! I don't have time to post all this but I am anyway. XD