I hadn't really been paying attention to these books/movies before watching both Hunger Games and Catching Fire. Now I kinda want to read ahead. I certainly look forward to the next couple of movies. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed them and realized that maybe it's because I was lured into the whole "Battle Royale did it first" circle that my friends are so privy towards. Now I know never to trust my friends ever again.
But what about you? Did you give the series a shot? If so, did you like it? If you didn't, are you a fascist?