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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

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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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Twelve 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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The sun persists in rising, so I make myself stand. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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22 November 2013 (USA)  »

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$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$424,645,577 (USA) (28 March 2014)
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Trivia

In The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Josh Hutcherson/Tracey Ullman/Echosmith (2014), Josh Hutcherson told Jimmy Fallon about an easter egg the director Francis Lawrence added in the movie. When Peeta and Katniss are about to cross a tunnel and face the crowd, PDL-736 is printed at the top of the tunnel's entrance. It stands for Ponce De Leon-736, an underground hip hop club the cast went to in Atlanta. See more »

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The number of arrows in Katniss' quiver fluctuates throughout the games. 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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Crazy Credits

The ending of the film has the Catching Fire logo shift into the Mockingjay one to tease the future of the films. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Mad: Still Hungry Games/Agents of S.M.U.R.F. (2013) See more »

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Gale Song
Written by Jeremiah Fraites (as Jeremy Caleb Fraites), Wesley Schultz, Neyla Pekarek
Performed by The Lumineers
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A ham-fisted carbon copy of the original BATTLE ROYALE II
8 April 2015 | by (N. Korea) – See all my reviews

I was actually one of the very few people who was excited about this movie. BATTLE ROYALE II(the original) remains to be one of my favorite films of all time. The philosophical messages, the Mise en scène, and the acting, they all came together beautifully. An American remake, created by the virtually unknown director Francis Lawrence made me feel as though this film had a lot of promise, and I was severely disappointed.

The first act of BATTLE ROYALE II had an immensely shocking ending with a purpose, the shocking ending was what made me and hundreds to thousands of other audience members alike with a face of shock and disgust as the credits roll. The remake attempted to up the scale without any purpose, and still managed to be the exact opposite of shocking.

All I'm gonna say is that it has something to do with R-rated content. The first act of BATTLE ROYALE II had a purpose for it's shocking conclusion, while the remake just kept trying to up the scale clumsily and ended up falling flat on it's face. The remake also extended the beginning, it showed more light to the protagonist and actually got us to hate the guy. BATTLE ROYALE II showed some light but the protagonist was still somewhat likable, at least compared to the remake.

The fascinating thing about the BATTLE ROYALE II is that you actually like the characters and you feel disoriented just like they do about being trapped inside a clock-shaped battle arena.

The remake was honestly just trying way too hard to be like the original rather than being it's own film and that's why it failed. I would actually recommend avoiding it if you're an aspiring filmmaker, purely for the shots that are made(The shots were ham-fisted. I have to say that). However as for story, acting, and as a movie as a whole? It was pretty bad.


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