Looking forward to The Hunger Games as well - though I didn't think the novels were as amazing as many others did. Thought it was pretty good and I agree that the heroine is of a much better stock than that mealey-mouthed-mousey Bella - though she is no Lisbeth Salander. I will probably catch a matinee during the week after the hype dies down a little. A lot of my interest comes from the fact the it was all filmed in NC - with quite a bit of it done in Charlotte and two miles up the street at the abandoned Phillip Morries plant. Quite a few of my friends and their children are extras in the District 12/Reaping scenes - so my curiosity is piqued.