Lead up was discussed here in case you are just becoming aware of the movie and the ensuing phenomenon. The movie opens in 3 days and tracking indicates that The Hunger Games is poised to blow open March records. The current record holder is Alice in Wonderland from two years ago. For those who like or need critics: RottenTomatoes MetaCritic Yahoo!Movies In the past 12 days I finally read the first book and I must say it was a fast and fun read. The last 2/3 of the book are something of a page turner with only one real slow up in tension. So RATE, REVIEW, DISCUSS and may the odds be ever in it's favor!