Entertainment Magazine

My Hunger Games Review

Posted on the 30 March 2012 by George @ledonvinton

My Hunger Games Review

At the time of seeing the movie I hadn’t read the book so I was extra excited about seeing it.  The idea of discovering new mythologies and captivating stories is always pleasing.

After seeing the movie my overall impression is…..”meh”.  Don’t get me wrong it’s a good movie but it had so much opportunity to have been better.

I was looking forward to some emotional conflicts but was left disappointed.   Kids killing kids is never funny but I was anticipating that uncomfortable feeling of taking the side of the main character Katniss and justifying why it might be okay for her to kill her peers.


My Hunger Games Review


The Hunger Games is a competition organised by a controlling State “The Capital” in a newfound country in the not too far future.  The games are organised every year to prove to the districts outside the capital that it still has power over them.  And yes, kids aged twelve to eighteen have to fight to the death.

A very interesting premise but one of my main problems with the film was that it failed to explain all these properly.  I started listening to the audio book yesterday and I got a much better understanding in one minute.



Although people compare the Hunger Games to the Japanese film Battle Royale, they are quite different.  In fact, the Hunger Games could have been much more hard hitting.

These were my main problems, the kid on kids’ violence was not enough and the atmosphere surrounding the games was absent.  When I talk about the violence, I don’t mean gore per say but raw human instinct behavior.

Human beings are very different at the point confronting death and I didn’t see this enough.  We do crazy shit to survive but the children died too soft if you ask me.  Or the conflicts surrounding their deaths were too soft.  That’s why I had a small disconnect with the kids, which are the main subjects here.

Secondly, apart from showing a few districts outside the capital during the games to catch reaction shots, I felt it wasn’t done enough.  I didn’t see any hope or lack of it, cheering, and excitement from the audiences in the capital especially.  All that talk about getting sponsors just felt undercooked in my opinion.



I would definitely recommend it and I would give it a three out of five stars.  If there were more moving scenes like when a particular character died I would have been more enthusiastic but I am still looking forward to the sequel.


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • One Week


    It's been just over a week since we landed in Tashkent. The trip was uneventful, other than William acting like a typical 17-month old baby and keeping... Read more

    The 15 July 2018 by   Sherwoods
  • Not Quite Eschatology

    Quite Eschatology

    Realized eschatology, if you’ll pardon my French, is a term that describes the “already/not yet” aspect of the “end of the world. Read more

    The 15 July 2018 by   Steveawiggins
  • 8 Lessons From The Field On Building A Premier Brand

    Lessons From Field Building Premier Brand

    Every new business dreams of becoming the premier brand in their space, like Starbucks is to coffee, and Apple is to consumer electronics, but they have no... Read more

    The 15 July 2018 by   Martin Zwilling
  • Superhero Doll Hopes to Help Young Black Girls Beat Low Self Esteem

    Superhero Doll Hopes Help Young Black Girls Beat Self Esteem

    FirstLadyB | B Inspired By Entertainment News Young black girls battling lo... Read more

    The 15 July 2018 by   Firstladyb
  • 5 of the Best Places in Glasgow for Ice Cream

    Best Places Glasgow Cream

    62 total views, 62 views today 5 of the Best Places in Glasgow for Ice Cream Whether it sunny or dull a “pokey hat” will always bring a smile to a face.  Here... Read more

    The 15 July 2018 by   Emma
  • GoGoHares!


    Following the flight of camp dragons, the parade of vivid jumbos and the troupe of panto gorillas in our midst comes an assortment of big-eared, bright-eyed... Read more

    The 15 July 2018 by   Jackscott
  • Brew the Perfect Iced Tea by TE-A-ME

    Brew Perfect Iced TE-A-ME

    Be it any season, staying hydrated is important and what better way to do so than by enjoying a nice cold glass of tea. Yes, make your water interesting by... Read more

    The 15 July 2018 by   Dr.jenifer Sayyed