Color Force, Lionsgate,

Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Jena Malone, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Amanda Plummer, Jeffrey Wright, Lenny Kravitz, Sam Claflin

Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) were winners of the 74th Hunger Games, and are setting out on their victory tour to each of the districts. But President Snow (Donald Sutherland) pays a visit to Katniss and threatens her with harm to everyone she loves if she doesn’t play along and convince the people that resistance is futile, as the people are starting to rise up with hope against the government. When Katniss and Peeta fail, Snow announces that because it’s the 75th anniversary, he’s allowed to change the rules as he is every 25th anniversary. He declares that all former winners will complete in a tournament of champions in an attempt to kill Katniss and Peeta along with all the other champions.

This is the second installment of the Hunger Games, and it is not as good as the first film, for sure, but I really enjoyed it very much. The party who attended this with me was seriously disappointed in this film, as the first half they felt was very, very slow and boring. That may be true, but I found it slow and very interesting. I enjoyed the politics and the attention to detail of life in the districts and the nuances of the plots both for and against the government. As a result though, the action really doesn’t go anywhere until the games actually start. Then the excitement is very intense. I can see why some people felt that this was not as good, but as I said, I really did enjoy it. The island where the games were held was very impressive, and the details of the challenges were very intricate. All in all, it’s a very worthy successor to the original. I enjoyed this film, and recommend you catch it on the big screen if possible.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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    Ed's Review Dot Com » This Week on DVD – 3/4/2014 said

    March 4 2014 @ 2:48 am

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    ProMovieBlogger said

    March 7 2014 @ 6:12 pm

    I thought Catching Fire was a much better film than the original film, especially the emotional content and the special effects. The editing was superior as well.

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