There are some truly arresting images in this film. I felt like I was kind of watching a super fun kick ass action movie shot as an art film. This movie is kind of like Truffaut's The Wild Child about a kid raised in the woods meets The Professional. And the action was shot really well too. As much as I do like the whole Bourne franchise, I do find some of the super tight shots a bit tedious. The action in this film is shot so you can actually see what the hell is going on.
I didn't really care that so much of this film made no sense. I didn't even really care that the motivations of the characters were half baked at best. And yes, some of the eventual payoff isn't as thrilling as I would have hoped.
But ... there is so much stylish shoot-em-up fun in this film that it doesn't really matter. If the strong material of The Hunger Games had been directed in such a manner, that movie would have been so much better.