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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  22 November 2013 (USA)
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Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

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Six months 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. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$158,074,286 (USA) (22 November 2013)

Gross:

$424,645,577 (USA) (28 March 2014)
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Co-stars Philip Seymour Hoffman & Toby Jones both previously played author Truman Capote in Capote (2005) and Infamous (2006) respectively. See more »

Goofs

When Katniss is pulling a wire from the lightning-struck tree down towards the beach, the wire gets stuck further up the hill. This should not affect her ability to keep moving, as she is holding the coil. See more »

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[first lines]
Gale Hawthorne: [as Katniss almost shoots him] Whoa, whoa. Easy. Saw some turkeys on the way here. Crossed right in front of me like I wasn't even there.
Katniss Everdeen: How rude of them.
Gale Hawthorne: That's what happens. You spend six days a week working in the mines and stupid birds start to think they own these woods.
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Gale Hawthorne: When's the tour leave?
Katniss Everdeen: Couple hours.
Gale Hawthorne: Well, let's go.
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The film's title doesn't appear until the start of the closing credits. See more »

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References The Birds (1963) See more »

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Gale Song
Written by Jeremiah Fraites (as Jeremy Caleb Fraites), Wesley Schultz, Neyla Pekarek
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Hope the master tape 'Catches Fire'
15 February 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I am completely at a loss to explain all the hype around this movie...teenage girls who like the heroine?

I gave it a 3 in order to recognise the reasonable sets and the alternative world where it takes place. However after reading dozens of other reviews on this website I am feeling overly generous (but won't go back on my original feeling).

The plot and dialogue are atrocious. The acting is OK but nothing worthy of any columns inches by critics. The first movie (I gave it a 7) concept was not developed at all. This was totally stale in every aspect. There was no thrill, no climax, no characters I associated with, nada, nothing, rien.

Congrats to the marketing machine that 'told us' this was great. After 30-40 mins I wanted to turn it off but somehow I thought it would get better...nope...it got worse.

Rant over....must find a decent movie to wash this out of my brain with....


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