People either love it or hate it. Some people hate it because they hate the concept of children killing children. Though I hate the concept I love the way it is portrayed. The author and the film makers portrayed in such a way that it is terrible and it is something that should never ever happen. But the characters are what made it something. I had never seen Jennifer Lawrence in any other film before. But she did an amazing job with her character. I had however seen Josh Hutcherson in other films when he was a child. Now he shows his other side. His scared, tough, ready, killer side. They also had to pick the perfect tributes. I think the chose the best for Cato, Clove and Rue. They acted the best like the characters in the book out of all the tributes. Clove was the creepiest, scariest, dirtiest, little mischievous fifteen year old I have ever seen. It made the people wonder what went on in her district and in her family for her to act like that. Cato was a scary, mean person the entire games until the end. During the end the audience actually felt bad for Cato. Rue was the epitome of a the little underdog. No body thought she would win. She never killed anybody and never really got close to anybody, all she wanted to do was survive. And that's what she did for a very long time. She showed people who Katniss really was. Peeta of course helped and Katniss became something. Jennifer Lawrence did it all, when she volunteered for Prim, when she met Peeta, when she sang to Rue, when she kissed Peeta, when she killed Cato, when she became a victor, when she came home...she is hope. I am so glad that they picked Josh Hutcherson for the role of Peeta Mellark, no one else could have done a better job. I have read all three books and can see him in the character. He is Peeta. That is exactly what they were looking for. Now some people say the book was better than the movie. If they did add everything that was in the book in the movie it would have been even longer and it was already over two hours. I do wish they would have added when Katniss and Peeta were by the river. There was real chemistry in that moment in the book and I know the audience would have loved it. The scenes they would not have the audience wants in deleted scenes. Though the film was amazing in some elements it was missing. But the actors were great.
"If I'm going to die, I want to still be me." five star quote.
"Happy Hunger Games and may the odds be ever in your favor!" five star quote.
"You have to win, Katniss." four star quote.
"I don't want to forget," five star quote.
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen: 9
Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark: 10
Amandla Senburg as Rue: 10
Alexander Ludwig as Cato: 10
Isabelle Fuhrman as Clove: 10
Overall Hunger Games Score: 8