Here's how some of the first films in other major book series adaptations were reviewed:
It's really hard to adapt a book well... some series adaptations are received well:
And sometimes they are not. I'm still upset that there's not going to be a full trilogy for the His Dark Materials trilogy:
Congrats to The Hunger Games for its critical success! Bodes well for the movie, and the series overall.
Are you going to check out The Hunger Games when it comes on Friday?