It is deliciously ingenious and a lot of fun and breaths much needed new life into a predictable and hackneyed genre.
What would you find if you had to take your children and a few assorted people down into the sewer to live?
Everything about this "real life high school" movie is tragic and miserable. The students are clinging to the edges of teenage life, the teachers are losing their minds, and the principal is getting divorced and fired.
The Hunger Games is more than a teen movie, more than a pointless American rehash of the Japanese cult favorite Battle Royale. It's a larger story of oppression and rebellion.