I have not read the Hunger Games books, so I cannot compare the film to the book, but I really enjoyed it. The acting was also very good.
It is set in the future where is there is a competition called "The Hunger Games" when a boy and a girl from each district, there are twelve, are chosen to fight to death. The movie is about a girl named Katniss Everdeen, who's younger sister is chosen to take part in The Hunger Games. She then volunteers to take part instead of her sister, and the film is about her journey.
It's like a game show, it's broadcast on T.V.'s across the districts. The contestants are also interviewed and shown off before they start the games, so they can get sponsors who help them by giving them things they need, e.g. medicine or a bandage.
So overall I thought it was one of my favourite films from 2012 and I gave it 9 out of 10.