I'm conflicted, I usually read the books before watching the movies and more often than not end up hating the movie LOL. The Hunger Games was a great example, the first movie in the trilogy was absolute garbage. So I kinda want to watch it to enjoy it on it's own merits and then read the book.Just came home from The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes (2023).
Pretty decent film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games prequel. There might be a few issues with pacing and characters, but still probably the best film in the franchise by a long shot.
This is how you do a prequel.