A year after winning the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and her partner, Peeta Mellark must go on what is known as the Victor's Tour wherein they visit all the districts. But before leaving, Katniss is visited by President Snow who fears that Katniss defied him a year ago during the games when she chose to die with Peeta. With both Katniss and Peeta declared the winners, it is fueling a possible uprising. He tells Katniss that while on tour she better try to make sure that she puts out the flames or else everyone she cares about will be in danger. But unfortunately she fails to do that. So Snow decides to enact what is known as the Quarter Quell, the right to make a change to the Hunger Games, which he is allowed to do every 25 years. He decides to hold an edition of the Hunger Games wherein previous winners will compete again. Their mentor Haymitch thinks their best chance to survive is form an alliance with some of the others. They decide to align themselves with Finnick and ... Written by
Real Characters, Great Plot, A Sumptuous Feast For The Eyes!
DISCLAIMER- IN READING THIS, I AM ASSUMING YOU HAVE SEEN THE FIRST MOVIE. IF YOU HAVE NOT, BE WARNED - THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!
The second installment in the Hunger Games series, entitled CATCHING FIRE, is a sensational film. From the chilling first moments to the unforgettable climax, this movie grabs you, hoists you into the arena with Jennifer Lawrence, and doesn't let you go, even after the movie has ended.
Jennifer Lawrence reprises her role as Katniss Everdeen, The Girl On Fire, in the follow-up to the (slightly depressing) first Hunger Games movie. She plays a teenage girl, still shaking from the trauma of the televised gladiatorial child-killing spree, the annual Hunger Games. The trauma is real on her face, as is every other emotion through the movie.
Josh Hutcherson returns (much to the teenage girls of America's delight) as Peeta Mellark, a bread maker, also a Victor from the previous year. His desperate attempts to calm Katniss, befriend Katniss, and woo Katniss are as real as they come.
Following them is a line of former victors and supporting actors. Woody Harrelson as Haymitch, Lenny Kravitz as Cinna, Stanley Tucci as Cesar Flickerman, and Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, to name a few, are particularly good.
And that's not mentioning the film's visuals. From start to finish, the movie is a feast for the eyes and ears, from the sumptuous visuals of the Capitol to the danger and excitement of the arena.
This movie will keep you reeling with suspense, rolling on the floor from occasional bursts of humor, and cheering with the entire cast of this, the 75th annual HUNGER GAMES!
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