There has been a smattering of book-to-movie (or TV show) adaptations in the past few years. I'm always curious when I run into people that rush to read the books before seeing a movie. These are the same people that almost always seem to be disappointed when they later walk out of a movie that was "nothing like the book" or that "left out major plot points". Because of this, I decided to always wait for a movie or TV show to come out first, before diving into the book series they are based on.
So far, with the Harry Potter series, it has allowed me to first enjoy the movie (for the most part), and then enjoy the book even more when I read what "really" happened in more detail. I feel like the same is going to happen when I dive into The Hunger Games after my roommate finishes the first book. I've heard that The Hunger Games was written completely from a first person perspective, meaning we are going to get a lot perspective on what the main character was thinking throughout the entire story, something the movie completely misses due to it lacking constant narrative dialogue (thank god).
Anyone else out there with me? Are there good arguments for reading the books before watching? I enjoy reading, but I've always enjoyed film more, and other than the LoTR trilogy, I've generally found that movies based on books disappoint after you've read the book first.