In years past violence directed towards children was more or less off limits. Now, as this movie proves, they are fair game.
The filmmakers chose to shoot the Games in a natural environment. Surprisingly, this only increases the horror of the televised bloodbath. There's something about the forest that's just creepier than anything we can make with our hands.
With the Harry Potter franchise sadly at a close and the disappointing Twilight franchise ending soon, The Hunger Games becomes a beacon of light to this enthused group of kids.