I saw the movie. Yes, I liked the book better. No, I don't think they skimped on the violence.
These are the arguments I heard most often. I don't think a movie can really live up to such a visual book, so what's on the screen can never be as awesome as what's in my head. I think this is where the violence came from. That and the scenery of the Capitol had to be cut for the movie because of time constraints. Still, it was pretty freaking violent.
The most alarming thing I heard is the explosion over the internet (fostered, I hope, by trolls) that Rue shouldn't have been african american in the movie, even though she was in the book. Google it because I'm not touching that silliness.
Who else saw it? Opinions?