Redbox'd it this morning and finished it a couple of hours ago. It is a well done movie. Whereas Battle Royale has a social commentary to it, The Hunger Games has some interesting political elements, and arguments about whether or not it's conservative or liberal belie the fact that elements from both sides of the aisle exist, as well as some religious elements. The whole feminism thing really didn't exist IMO and really is just due to the main character. I don't view everything with a strong female lead as being feminist, but now I'm ranting. Back to the movie, the only real flaw I found was that Katniss and Peeta had little chemistry and overall weren't particularly interesting or developed characters. That sounds harsher than it really is, as I rate this 8/10. Forced to choose, I admit I'd stick with Battle Royale but critically they are easily on the same level.
I'd like to pick it up but I'll wait until all the movies are out to get a nice box.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.