Movie Review: The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games is reported to be one of the most anticipated movie for the year 2012.  It is based on a novel written by Suzanne Collins.  The story is based on the perspective of Katniss Everdeen starred by Jennifer Lawrence.

Critics have given the movie a high credit rating.  But, I was really disappointed by my high expectations.
I can't dismiss the similarity of the plot with the world famous Japanese Film "Battle Royale" released back in 2000.  But, contrary to Battle Royale, the movie is leaning towards the female audiences.  Yes, you'd hear the girls' oohs and ahhhs across the movie theatre as the two main casts Katniss and Peeta Mallark played by Josh Hutcherson display their affections with each other.  Therefore, the blood, gore and violence that Battle Royale is known for is disposed off as the story is filled with light drama and emotional scenes.  I was actually surprised that despite the plot setting,  there's not much action and suspense in the movie.  The movie also did not focus on the political and satirical views shown in the book.

The casts did well in playing their roles.  But, the portrayal of Peeta Mallark could have been improved.  The production and effects of the movie was awesome.  However, despite the length of the movie, I still feel that the movie lacks depth which is why I'd say it is only good and not as great as everyone has claimed it to be.
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