I actually saw the movie before reading the books, so I didn't know anything about how it was 'supposed' to be. I thought it was really well done, and I DID cry in the sad parts, especially with Rue. Perhaps its not the the film is bad, but you are just comparing it too heavily to the book. I think thats a danger with any movie based on a book. I thought it was translated very well from book to movie, although after reading the books I'm also a little doubtful about some of the characters they excluded, and how they will continue the story without it. I'm glad they didn't make Hamish as much of a drunk in the film, I don't think it would have carried well. When I was reading the books I found his character a bit over the top and unbelievable so I'm glad they toned him down in the film.
The MPAA recently announced that Latinos make up 25 percent of moviegoers. In fact, the average Latino moviegoer sees 5.3 movies a year, compared to 3.7 movies per year for African Americans and 3.5 movies per year for white moviegoers. In other words, people of color go to the movies more than white people.
Does that mean the theaters are looking a lot darker these days?
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