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With a brand new director and a much bigger budget to support The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, fans of the franchise hoped that the second movie could capably manage to recreate the vivid scenes of revolting populations, The Capitol.s excess, and above all the magnitude of the arena imagined in Suzanne Collins. popular Young Adult novel. As Collins. vision of her heroine Katniss Everdeen grows and expands, so does her vision of the world Katniss inhabits. It was a tall order for director Francis Lawrence to bring the more sprawling Catching Fire book to the big screen, but mostly he manages to retain the heart of the book and many of its key moments, while trimming off some of the fat. Since the books are all told from Katniss. perspective, many of the big changes are made so that ideas can be spelled out for viewers since they can »

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