'The Hunger Games' Hollywood doesn't screw up hit book

Jennifer Lawrence shines in adaptation of hit book

Eric Helton

Peter Travers is happy to say that Hollywood did not screw up The Hunger Games, the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' hit novel about a dystopian future in which teens compete in brutal televised matches where everyone but the victor gets sent home in body bags. The true hero of the movie is Jennifer Lawrence, who turns in a spectacular performance as teen fighter Katniss Everdeen. The violence is a bit mild, but appropriately so – it is, after all, meant for a young audience.

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