Flash Movie Review: The Hunger Games

I may not understand all the functions of being a tribute, since I did not read the book; but, I could not imagine anyone better suited then Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone, Like Crazy). In fact, this review will be more of a tribute to Jennifer’s acting skill as Katniss Everdeen, her district’s representative to the Hunger Games; a televised, fight to the death competition. As I mentioned, I did not read the book and felt some of the scenes were rushed and uneven, though the film was 2 hours and 22 minutes long. I am sure the book is better. The relationship between Katniss and her male counterpart, Peeta Mellark played by Josh Hutcherson (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Fragments) was not easily believable at first. It could have been the difference in the acting skills of the two characters; Jennifer had such screen presence, every time she was in a scene, I could only watch her. The action scenes were well done and a couple of times, I was taken surprise by the level of violence. So the good news is Jennifer Lawrence was outstanding; the bad news is reality television still exists in the future.


3 stars



About moviejoltz

From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on March 25, 2012, in Fantasy/Sci-Fi and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Last night, my wife and I watched The Hunger Games. We both read the book prior to seeing the film. I absolutely agree with your review. The film adaptation remained faithful to the source material with only subtle differences between the two. Still, something was omitted at the end that I wish was addressed. I preferred Katniss Everdeen’s portrayal in the film rather than in the book. She was much stronger in the film. I would recommend the film to anyone even if they are not traditionally a fan of the sci-fi/fantasy genre.

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