Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Gulf Shores, AL
WesternBella, yes! You read my thoughts EXACTLY. And I was kind of bummed with the Rue part!! In the books (I am almost positive this is right, but correct me if I'm wrong), she gets snared in the trap by the boy but she is dangling from a tree or at least something of that kind. He throws the spear at her, and then Katniss shoots him and cuts her down. Not her on the ground, and then she stands up and is shot with the spear.
The little details...but yeah. At lot of the parts, I truthfully thought were a bit bland but only because of the silence. I kept expecting a voice-over. But I also thought of how in the books, it's only in her point of view; which would have helped in the movie. For many people, a lot of the parts wouldn't make sense (i.e. the explosion in the mines, why her mother went into the catatonic-ish state when their dad died, etc.) I think with voice-overs that would have helped explain to the people who had not read the books.
But like I said: a good outline, but just not what I expected. I thought there'd be a lot more detail.