I saw this movie yesterday with my mom. Up until a few weeks ago I had never heard of the books or the movie, but once I did it seemed pretty interesting. That's why I wanted to see it in the theater rather than waiting for it on Netflix. We didn't want to fight the crowds of people last weekend - it's opening weekend - so we waited until yesterday. The theater only had about 10-12 people in it - we went at the first showing at 4 pm when people would still be at work and school.
I liked the movie and thought it had a very good storyline. It is about a future world where the Central Government in the "Capital" has everything from power to food and the outside "Districts" supply both children and supplies to the Capital. The main character, Katniss (played by Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers to fight in annual "Hunger Games" instead of her younger sister - where a boy and girl from each District fight to the death until there is one winner. Also chosen from her District is Peeta (played by Josh Hutcherson) who has had a crush on Katniss.
The two are thrust into life in the Capital (whose own children don't fight in the Hunger Games, but watch it on TV) where everyone has everything they could ever want. I won't say how the movie ends, but it's not how you expect. I knew they already started a sequel to this movie - which is odd since the first hadn't even come out yet. The movie does leave off at a good spot for the next to take over. I am now planning on reading the books and seeing how it compares to the movie. I am also curious to see how the next movie is.