I was ordered by my son to watch this, so grabbing a quiet couple of hours last week, sat down and viewed it. It was pretty good. Don't know the story having not read the books, so cannot comment against them, but as a film it was enjoyable, fast paced, well acted. I particularly enjoyed the build up to the actual games themselves. I was glad they didnt just plunge the viewer into the arena, but built upon the plot of how and why the contestants are in these games. Good job, good entertainment.