Did anyone else notice that Gale was on screen for about 3 minutes total? Liam Hemsworth looks so out of place in all the press stuff and Jennifer and Josh are all like, "Inside jokes! Friendly ribbing!" and he's like, "...yeah, haha..ha.." and now I know why. J & J were on set together for months and Liam was there for about 20 minutes to film his scenes and then he got to go home. I kind of wonder if he's hating this press tour just a little bit.
Did anyone else notice how quiet the movie was? I'm not sure how they had enough material to release a whole soundtrack because most of the time I was smacking Aaron for eating his M&Ms too loudly and disturbing everyone else in the theater. You could have heard a pin drop. Or obnoxious teenage girls chattering over OMGPEETA. Whichever.
Speaking of obnoxious teenage girls, they cheered when Cato (spoiler) died. Ok, yeah, he was trying to kill Katniss and Peeta but it's not like he was a bad person. You can't blame him for trying to win. None of the deaths were worth celebrating. Twits. Their loud and constant commentary (in a completely full theater, mind you) ruined my experience just a bit.
As soon as it was over I wanted to watch it again (alone with my tissues, thanks), which is exactly how it was with the books. They brought Suzanne Collins on as a screenwriter, which almost NEVER happens. She steered them aright when it came to sticking to the source material. Sacrifices had to be made for the sake of time (very sad the bread from 11 didn't make the cut) but it was still pretty well done. Aaron said he felt unsatisfied, and I know what he meant. The books had so much more depth but that's kind of the way it goes when you're dealing with page to screen adaptation. I'm happy with what they gave us.
Did you see it this weekend? What did you think??