March 2, 2012 11:13 AM EST
Suzanne Collins, author of "The Hunger Games" trilogy, gave the first movie adaptation an official stamp of approval, causing an extra titter of excitement to rush through fans of the book series who are eager to see the story on the big screen.
"I'm really happy with how it turned out," she wrote. "I feel like the book and the film are individual yet complementary pieces that enhance one another. The film opens up the world beyond Katniss' point of view, allowing the audience access to the happenings of a place like the Hunger Games control room and President Snow's rose garden, thereby adding a new dimension to the story.
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