‘The Hunger Games’ aims for solid entertainment and hits the mark
Screen adaptation works with strong performance from young lead
“The Hunger Games’’: The millions who devoured Suzanne Collins’s futuristic thriller will be satisfied, on balance, by the compromises Holly wood has made while keeping the story true to itself. The millions more who haven’t read the books will be entertained while wondering what the fuss was all about. It’s not a movie on fire, and it should have been. With Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss.