The Hunger Games
May the odds...
A great adaptation of the novel by Suzanne Collins, particularly due to strong performance by Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, one of many tributes selected to participate in the Hunger Games, where it's kill or be killed. The supporting cast is solid as well, although if we're honestly to believe these are all kids in the games, casting actors that clearly look like they're in the 20s isn't the way to go, It's only a minor quibble, and if you hadn't read the book it probably won't affect you much. An early blockbuster in the year turns out to be a pretty good film.