This is not a review.
I saw The Hunger Games. I had read the book some months ago. Although they were well-written and nicely captured the desperation, I did not love either. It took me a long time to finish the book, and I shifted uncomfortably in the seat during the entire movie.
I’m not sure why, but I think it has something to do with the story itself. In creating the rich-vs.-poor, powerful-vs.-masses setting, the story is told through kids killing kids for no good reason. Having seen way more than I care to remember, I am weary of senseless violence.