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As far as films of books go I was pretty impressed with this one. Pretty good as a film in its own right but also good in comparison to the book. Of course they cut some things, and they changed a few bits, but how long would the film be otherwise? I think they made pretty good decisions with what to cut, although I would have liked a bit more back story when it came to Katniss and Peeta’s relationship. There was one change I didn’t like and that was who gave Katniss the Mockingjay pin. I guess I can see why they wanted to change it, it made things simpler but it does mean it will be difficult (though not impossible) to link it to the original owner of the pin, which is a nice, if not essential element of the book.
Go see it whether you have read the book or not, it’s a good, fun film.