I know a lot of people hated the movie version. It did have its faults, like the complete lack of back story. I watched it with my mum, and I had to explain to her about the districts and the war. However, why I chose it is because it got me to read the series. I tried to read it before watching the movie, but the first person and the present tense really put me off. However, when I watched the movie, I wanted to know more about the story. I wanted to know what was going to happen. So that helped me get over - sort of - the style of writing.