Peeta was taken prisoner. He is alive. He is a traitor, but alive. I have to keep him alive…
I think a lot (Not all) of the people who give “The Hunger Games” a bad review are the people who aren’t really smart enough to get it.
A lot of the poor reviews I saw made mention of things which were clearly stated in the movie, or were people who thought it was about kids killing kids and people finding that basic premise entertaining.
I also noticed there were some people who thought Jennifer Lawrence didn’t really act. I think that’s largely because she has an incredible subtlety in her acting which we don’t normally see in hollywood today. I think her power as an actress is a real treat to the people who pay attention when they watch a movie and aren’t just going to see a bunch of kids kill each other.