We didn’t realize we’d been holding our breath until we read this line — “I’ve just had the opportunity to see the finished film of The Hunger Games. I’m really happy with how it turned out.” — and let out a sigh of relief. Author Suzanne Collins had a whole lot of other nice things to say about the movie on the official Hunger Games Facebook page today.
“The film opens up the world beyond Katniss’ point of view, allowing the audience access to the happenings of places like the Hunger Games control room and President Snow’s rose garden, thereby adding a new dimension to the story,” Collins wrote, calling the film “faithful” and “complementary” to her books. “It’s amazing to see things that are suggested in the book fully developed and so brilliantly realized through the artistry of the designers.”
She goes on to praise the cast as well. “And, my God, the actors. The cast, led by the extraordinary Jennifer Lawrence, is absolutely wonderful across the board. It’s such a pleasure to see how they’ve embodied the characters and brought them to life.”
This is all making it much easier to obey the order we received from Seneca Crane this morning, commanding us to pre-order our movie tickets already. Some of you lucky folks live in one of the 24 cities holding advance screenings, courtesy of Barnes & Noble’s Nook. In this slightly complicated contest, fans have to tweet their city’s special hashtag and then the top four most-tweeted-about cities will be “unlocked” so that people can enter to win tickets for the screening. Harumph. New York is left out of this. What are we, District 13, over here?
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