I've read the books and watched the first film based on the book. I read the book before I saw the movie and Jennifer Lawrence is exactly how I pictured Katniss to look like, or very close.
These books are noticeably better than another series that may be compared to it, Twilight Saga, in the fact that it has a large following. However, The Hunger Games, imo, is a lot better. The plot of the books have more depth and it isn't predictable or cliché the way Twilight was.
They did a great job casting the first movie as both Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson are excellent actors. Since Liam wasn't in the movie/book too much, we don't know how he will do in the acting department on future movies where he should take more part. But based on his previous movies, he should do just fine.
Now for the second movie.
This is who they cast as Finnick Odair.
I knew a few months ago he would be cast as Finnick, and thought he was a fairly good looking guy. But like with Taylor Lautner, I figured he would buff up for the role. Then an official photo was released:
Where are the sea green eyes that were described!? Where are the muscles!? And to me, he doesn't looks necessarily attractive in that photo.
What do you guys think? Was this a good choice? Haven't read the book? Who would you have chosen over Sam?