Kazed reviews: 'The Hunger Games' (2012)

The Hunger Games has been said to be the new 'Twilight' because it's stealing the hearts of young teens everywhere. What perfect timing for it to be releases right before the Twilight Saga ends. Face it, you little shrimps. Don't sit there in your 'Team Edward/Jacob' PJs and try to grasp the only remaining fragment of the Twi-barrassment that revolved around pretty vampires who conveniently happened to be Vegetarians (kinda), because this film isn't going to make up for it. Actually, if anything, THG was actually better than Twilight in many ways, but ultimately failed due to it's illogically censored violence and severe lack of chemistry.

Many have compared THG to such films as Battle Royale, or The Running Man. Although these comparisons of these films make sense, The Hunger Games doesn't exactly compare to BR's excessive, graphic violence, or the brilliant chemistry between the characters. It was like Katniss and the other loser dude were literally thrown together and we were expected to believe they 'love' each other.

Cool your jets, Hunger fans. While there may have been more to the story, it wasn't translated in the film very well. At least I didn't see it. It's difficult watching something without any chemistry. Look at Edward and Bella, Dante and Randall - alright, maybe Dante/Randall are kinda different, but the point is, when the first Twilight released, and Bella/Vampire kid first met, they had that sparkle(lol) that Katniss/Loser kid don't. This, of course, only applies to the film, as the book probably doesn't have crappy chemistry.

Dialogue: 5/10

Performances: 5/10

Plot: 6/10

Visuals: 6/10

Overall: 5.5/10


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