After watching The Hunger Games with my good friend Joaquin, he offered to write up a review of his own. Maybe this will become a regular feature.
Having never read the book, watching the movie “The Hunger Games” was a great way of immersing myself into the gritty yet lovely world. Now, having watched this movie I can cleary see why the book was such a phenomeon. This movie was a breath of fresh air in this “Shoot first ask questions later” movie industry. It was really made with the die hard fans in mind, and it was easy enough to grasp and appreciate for newcomers. In most instances, watching a favorite book franchise being interpreted into a movie may leave one feeling dismayed, but in this movie’s instance, it left me wanting more. Good acting and great costumes really helped move the story along. The timing was well paced and never focused on one aspect too long and kept a fluid momentum. Action scenes were fast and intense, and they were at times violent but never overly gory. All in all give this movie a watch in the theatres.