The first reviews are starting to come in for the hugely anticipated film, “The Hunger Games,” which opens this weekend. The plot stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, who must compete in a government-sponsored reality TV show that forces children to fight each other to the death: The last one standing is the winner.
The movie is based on the bestselling books by Suzanne Collins, and the film version is expected to be “Twilight” big, with an already established fan base of young readers. So what do critics have to say about the dystopic adventure?
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Early reviews look good. Christy Lemirewrites for the Associated Press that the script “adheres closely to Collins’s novel,” and although it trancates some sublots, Lemire still gives it high marks: “The makers of ‘The Hunger Games’ have managed the difficult feat of crafting a film that feels both epic and intimate at once.”
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