A devoted fan of The Hunger Games film franchise took to Facebook on Tuesday to express her appreciation for the cast and crew behind the blockbuster series. Her name? Suzanne Collins.
In a long, heartfelt message, the author of the original Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay novels reflected on the pop-culture juggernaut she helped create.
“Having spent the last decade in Panem, it’s time to move on to other lands,” Collins wrote. “But before I do, I’d like to say a tremendous thank you to everyone associated with the film franchise. I’m thrilled with how this quartet of films, which I find both faithful to the books and innovative in its own right, has been brought to life on the screen.”
Futher on, the author thanked director Francis Lawrence (for his “incredible visual style, edge-of-your-seat action sequences, and hardcore commitment to difficult themes”), star Jennifer Lawrence (whose “emotional depth, luminous presence, and sheer power carry this story”), the supporting cast (“I don’t think there’s a weak link in the chain”), and the “thousands of people [who] have worked on these films in a myriad of ways, prepping, shooting, in post production, and promotion.”
As the final film in the series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2, nears its Friday opening, Collins also shouted out the legions of readers and viewers who have made the franchise a phenomenon. “May the odds be ever in your favor,” she concluded.