I found myself hating characters for being part of the system making teenagers slaughter each other. I hated characters that were even written to be likable like Haymitch (Woody Harrelson) and Cinna (Lenny Kravitz). I don’t think I have had this strong of an emotional reaction to a movie in a very long time.
The main characters Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutchersen) were pretty convincingly played and kudos to them. Having never read the book I didn’t really know what to expect. Katniss was so emotionally detached and Peeta wore his emotions on his sleeve. Another character and performance that stuck out in my head was Cato (Alexander Ludwig) who was very ruthless and Lord Of The Flies.
All and all I have to say I enjoyed the movie a lot and eagerly await the sequel. I might even try to read the next two books that have been rotting on my Kindle for several months as I wasn’t sure if they would even be interesting.