By: Bryan Montgomery
Rating: 7 out of 10
The phenomenon that is The Hunger Games has taken the world by storm; and has now reached the pinnacle with the release of the first film in the series. Suzanne Collins’ first novel has so much meat to it that it seemed difficult to translate onto the silver screen while keeping the thematic pieces that made the original novel so strong, but Gary Ross has found a way to do that. Through outstanding acting by the leads, a strong story and nail biting action, The Hunger Games separates itself from the monotonous trends set by other young adult book-to-film adaptations (*Cough* Twilight *Cough*) to make one of the best movies so far this year.