Hunger Games: Catching Fire

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is a sequel to “Hunger Games” and is based on the best-selling books authored by Suzanne Collins. It is about an imagination of a Hunger Games 1dystopian future world ruled over by a despotic and cruel government that pits children against one another in rigged death matches aimed at instilling fear in a restless population on the verge of rebellion.

“Catching Fire” explores the romance between Jennifer Lawrence’s character, Katniss Everdeen, and her Hunger Games compatriot Peeta Mellark, played by Josh Hutchenson. Katniss Everdeen is summoned back to the arena for an anniversary edition of the brutal games pitting past survivors against one another.

Hunger Games 2It starts with Katniss Everdeen returning home after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games. Winning the games means that they must turn around and embark on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way on the tour with the Capitol very much in control, Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering.

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The movie is melodramatic and very “pulpy” but Jennifer Lawrence has taken the heroine role very much to heart, throwing herself into it to such an extent that she created genuine emotion. She played the character genuinely and made her the biggest asset of the film, the heart of the movie. Like the first installment, the movie is full of great special effects and action scenes but without Jennifer Lawrence the movie would have been just ordinary.

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 “Catching Fire” is better than the first installment with amazing production design, bigger action scenes, special effects, more refined than the first one but some of the dialogues are as bad and “pulpy” as the first one.

Hunger Games 4It stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katnis Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathi and Stanley Tucci as Caesar Fickerman. Directed by Francis Lawrence.

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21 Responses to Hunger Games: Catching Fire

  1. This is the best among the series.

  2. lovesfoodgal says:

    This is the best one among the series.

  3. RTeb says:

    The movie dives more into the struggles of districts and a lot more character development than the first movie. It expanded more on the initial plot of the series rather than just The “games” themselves. This made the movie much more worthwhile for fans to watch and definitely a superior sequel.

  4. Clayton the Brit says:

    Things that were not addressed in the first film are dealt with in this installment and that makes for a stronger narrative than the first installment Some of the new characters are really well done and older characters from the first are developed further.

  5. Robert says:

    A vast improvement from the first Hunger Games, like this one better better made technically.

  6. Lor02 says:

    Love this installment of Hunger Games, this one is a lot better than the first me and all my friends went to see it twice it is that good.

  7. liliac says:

    I like this one better than the first.

  8. chrisram73 says:

    It is thought-provoking, darkly emotional and astonishingly terrific. Its darker themes are a perfect follow-up to the previous film’s setup and all I can say in the end is that I can’t wait for the next one.

  9. fil41fin says:

    I think the makers have recognized they have a cash cow and are milking it for all it’s worth. Catching Fire was, in many ways, a repeat of the first version, just with some different characters.

  10. Dolores of Los Angeles says:

    The first installment Hunger Games movie was good but had some flaws; shaky camera, rushed story and character building moments were the two most grievous of the mistakes. The second installment is a great improvement over the first.

  11. tina tv says:

    The movie has a disappointing ending.

  12. 123 khrys says:

    Catching Fire proves a thoroughly compelling second installment in the Hunger Games series. It is very well directed, acted and pretty amazing production design.

  13. Diana says:

    The movie maybe very long, about two and a half hours but it went so fast with all the excitement on the screen. There were a lot of suspenseful action scenes. Greta movie with great plot and beautiful customs to the point of becoming an eye candy.

  14. Clayton says:

    It is a very good adaptation from the book, one of the best movie adapted from a book, they did a pretty good job. The plot is pretty much the same as the book.

  15. rob of UK says:

    Beautiful, touching, thrilling, and a well balanced movie. Brilliantly directed and acted. Production design is also marvelous well done customes.

  16. xanadu says:

    One of the best adapted series from a book. Changing what needs to be changed for the different medium and adding wonderful new viewpoints that we always wanted to see while reading the books.

  17. trophy wife says:

    This is a better than the first film I was surprised when it was a very different from the first installment. Can’t wait for the next installments. I have read the books and they are a very good adaptation.

  18. cold in Chicago says:

    Catching Fire is an improvement over the first installment. The plot is darker than the first; better plot than the first. Unlike the first film, the movie intensified much more once they reached the arena.

  19. 12345 says:

    Absolutely loved this installment of the franchise. We are anxiously awaiting 3 next year.

  20. Guy with attitude says:

    Too melodramatic!

  21. Penn Girl says:

    With the money they spent on the movie, they could have used a better camera. The shaky camera used in the action scenes makes it hard to understand what is happening onscreen but the great thing is that this bleak, intense sequel focuses less on the fighting and more on the politics, and the characters.

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