I went to see Hunger Games on the opening weekend. It was the best decision I have ever made. I was constantly at the edge of my seat and I don't even know why. Just like the book, the movie didn't have much action and killing. However it was so well done that it made me not want to leave the cinema when it ended.
The movie starts with Katniss in District 13, after she shattered the games, carling up in dark room saying that she has nightmares. She, then, meets President Coin who convinces her to be the symbol of rebellion, while trying to save Peeta from the Capitol. The movie takes place in Districts 13,12 and 8.
The directing was excellent, just like Catching Fire and not like The Hunger Games. Francis Lawrence did an excellent job with CGI and he made super realistic explosions, aircrafts, buildings etc. In addition the makeup team was amazing, they made Jennifer Lawrence look like 17 years old. You need to try very hard to find a mistake.
The acting was amazing too. Jennifer's acting was suitable for an Academy Award Winning actress. Liam's acting was good as well, he had a longer screentime than the other the Hunger Games' movies and he handled it well. We didn't get to see Josh much but, just like the other movies, he did his job excellent.
I have no complains from the plot. I have to admit that at the beginning it is a little slow moving but then it becomes really fascinating. As I said before, there is not much fighting but for some reason it keeps you in the edge of your seat. If you haven't read the book you will see some unexpected stuff. I didn't and a lot of things took my by a surprise.
I gave it a 9.5 because it is almost perfect. I would give it a 10 but when it ended my friend told my a back story that wasn't included in the movie and it should have been. The backstory isn't part of the story, it just explains how Jennifer learned the song "Hanging Tree". If you haven't seen it I would advise you to do so.
If you are going to see the movie stay till the end of the credits for a gift from LIONSGATE. It's not an extra scene but it's something as worthy as a scene.