I am a sci fi fan, have been a long time, and I realize that its written for tweens, but I find the premise utterly ridiculous....even in sci fi. Kids fighting to the death on reality TV? Thats the solution to ending wars? Its just a juvenile version of the Running Man but absurd to the extreme. There was this movie back in the late 80's or early 90's that was similar but they had big robots that fought.
I would rather watch Death Race again, but then again the Hunger Games isnt aimed at 45 year old men who rarely even goes to the movies anymore.