Once the action in the arena begins, the whole experience is a edge of your seat ‘am I going to die next?’ ride that sometimes makes you forget about the political reasons and nature that put these poor kids in this situation the first place. With an instant hate for the other contenders from the Districts 1 – 11(Except for the helpless Rue), it is easy to feel for Katniss and Peeta when things just don’t go to plan for them.
Even though there is a large cast, Jennifer Lawrence does really carry the film on her shoulders. The Actress gives a heartwarming performance when pushed to the limits and you really do feel relieved when she finally reunites with Peeta towards the end of the Games.
Overall the film is enjoyable and the two hours and 20 minutes does fly by but there will be some very mixed reviews from Critics, Fans and those who are new to the world of The Hunger Games.