Yeah, she sees. It was done on purpose to unnerve her right before going into the Arena, and of course it worked. That's why the entrance into this arena is so much more frantic and filled with adrenaline than the last games, where she is fairly cool-headed and calculated.
The word that's been going around on FB from most of my friends (who are big book purists when it comes to pretty much any movie) is that this is the best book-to-film adapatation they've ever seen of anything, and I completely agree. I've said it before and I'll say it again; Francis Lawrence GETS the books and therefore can make changes for cinema that are still totally in line with the book and enhances the whole story. I knew from the first time I read an interview he did awhile back where he talked about Mockingjay and how it was really about PTSD, that he "got" it. I couldn't be more thrilled that he's directing the series.
And all the actors are faboo, of course. I mean, what other YA book-to-movie series can boast of having an Oscar winning actress play their protagonist? I never got the uproar about Sam Claflin as Finnick; I thought he looked mighty fine the first time I saw him, and he acts Finnick wonderfully. Super flirty and over the top, but then you get to know him and you realize what a decent bloke he is. I can't wait for him in Mockingjay...that really explored his character a lot more and it will be awesome. And Johanna in MJ2! Eeeek, it will be fun to see her and Katniss pair up for awhile.
Btw, regarding the Mockingjay film split, I'm CONVINCED that I know where they're going to split it...what do you think?
The rescue crew arrives back at D13 with Peeta, Katniss is OVERJOYED, goes to see him, his hands close around her throat, CUT TO BLACK. Okay, so maybe not RIGHT there; probably in the hospital scene that comes after (although it will be super similar to the ending scene in Catching Fire). I won't make it the year between films, I'm afraid, haha.