Gabe - wrote on 09/23/12
They get 2.5 stars for trying, but what a bad film compared to the book. Major liberties were taken, some for time, which I understand to a certain extent. But some I don't know why. The head gamesmaker played a huge role in the film, he's basically non-existent in the book. This was done so people that didn't read the book could figure out what was going on, but I didn't like it. However, my least favorite part of the film was the musical score. It sounded like a really bad knock-off of the Princess Bride. Except, The Princess Bride was supposed to be cheesy. The makers of this film actually thought that this was a good idea.
This film wasn't bad enough that I would tell you not to see it. But, if you don't want parts of the books to be ruined, then this might be better off left alone.