March 16, 2012

NEWS: The Hunger Games Movie Reviews Are Out!

Reviews from critics for The Hunger Games Movie are out now! So far, we're getting a lot of praises and nice words about the movie.  A lot of what I've read focus on the superb acting prowess that our Katniss, Jennifer Lawrence showcases and of course, how well Gary Ross adapted Suzanne Collin's best-seller to the big screen. I can't help getting chills while reading them. Here's some of the reviews. (Click the links to read the full reviews of the film.)
Proficient, involving, ever faithful to its source and centered around Jennifer Lawrence’s impressive star turn… Yet in the face of near-certain commercial success, no one seems to have taken the artistic gambles that might have made this respectable adaptation a remarkable one.
The Hunger Games is that rarest of beasts: a Hollywood action blockbuster that is smart, taut and knotty… Jennifer Lawrence gives a performance of stoic, solemn intensity as Katniss.
[The Hunger Games] deserves all the credit it gets for its confrontational subject matter, delicately-orchestrated fight sequences and sci-fi sensibilities. For the teen/young adult audiences, films don’t get much darker – or smarter – than this.
Even the youngest actors, Willow Shields and Amandla Stenberg, who could easily have been the weak links given their relative inexperience are terrific. It’s become something of a cliché to drone on about how good Lawrence is, but here she carries the film spectacularly.
Total Film 
…the camera does mostly cling to Katniss, requiring a Herculean amount of heavy lifting from Lawrence. She bears the load. Stoical or heart-on-sleeve, afraid or defiant, the starlet hits the mark… Katniss as Collins intended.
Telegraph (Five Stars!)
The Hunger Games is an essential science fiction film for our times; perhaps the essential science fiction film of our times. Whatever your age, it demands to be devoured.
As thrilling and smart as it is terrifying. There have been a number of big-gun literary series brought to screen over the past decade. This slays them all.
Den of Geek 
As thrilling and smart as it is terrifying. There have been a number of big-gun literary series brought to screen over the past decade. This slays them all.
The Hollywood Reporter (contains spoilers)
At the center of things most of the time, Lawrence remains compelling all the way… she can convey a lot by doing little. An ideal screen actress.
Daily Mail 
There’s much to admire here. The make-up, costumes and environment of the decadent ruling class are spectacular...
Movie Web 
THE FIRST BLOCKBUSTER OF 2012 ARRIVES!!! The whole world will be watching...
Screen Daily
The Hunger Games certainly doesn't lack for ambition, and although it's mostly successful, one can't help wishing the film could have better integrated its different tones and agendas.

If you ever come across more reviews, please let us know in the comments below and we'll update this post. Did these reviews make you feel more excited for the film? Or is it possible to be any more excited after years and months of waiting?


  1. OMG! I'm so excited for this movie I can't even.... AHHHH!

  2. I loved the books! I hope the movie lives up to my expectations!!!!!!


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