The Hunger Games

Details & Information from IMDB

Genre Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Year 2012
Duration 142 min
Rating 7.2 out of 10
Description: "The World Will Be Watching"

Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete.
Comments: I could have easily walked out of this movie in the first 10 to 15 minutes and not thought twice about it. You know how you can kind of tell whether or not the movie is going to be any good in the first few minutes, and you are usually right. Well, that was this movie, and it didn't look promising and it wasn't.First, the movie was way too long. They took a lot of time to do nothing.Second, I could not stand all of the camera shaking. It started to give me a head ache. Luckily, it seemed like it was only during the first third of the movie (maybe they switched cinematographers after the beginning?). It was a lot like when your kids take the camera and forget that it's on while they are walking around.The fight scenes were mostly lame and the camera angles were clearly uncreative (not there there had to be great fight scenes, but you would have thought with all of the time they used on screen they would have done something with the time!).Character development was nill. Only the main character was developed and I didn't really care for any of the others since they were completely unknown to me.I would not even watch this movie again if it came out on DVD. To me it was a completed waste of the afternoon and my $8.I thought that the actor's performances were great, but there was just nothing there to pull the viewer in to get them involved in the story. I also really didn't get why they were having to compete in this game (I guess that you had to read the book and already be familiar with the subject) and it seemed like I had already been through this type of scenario before.