The Hunger Games [Digital]

I really loved the source material. While this movie was good entertainment, it has been distilled down to YA/tween level. Would have been better, in my opinion, if they made it more "The Truman Show" meet "Blair Witch"/"Battle Royale" and, sadly, less "Twilight". The characterisation and complexities of the main characters and supporting cast is lost, as are the satirical and social-commentary angles. Nonetheless, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Bank were good casting particularly the two leads, though Liam Hemsworth was a tad miscast (perhaps, he will shine in the sequel). Lawrence does embodies Everdeen and she and Hutcherson definitely has a more believable chemistry than she with Hemsworth. Too much un-necessary (shaky) hand cam and poor action direction. The tone and palette were right but just too superficial. The tween girls behind me may have marred the experience. Read the series!


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