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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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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)

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€12,677 (Ireland) (22 November 2013)

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$424,668,047 (USA)
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Josh Hutcherson gave away that Jena Malone was cast as Johanna Mason during an interview at the Teen Choice Awards in 2012. He said that he was very excited to work with Malone, to which the interviewer responded in surprise and Hutcherson realized her casting wasn't made public yet. See more »

Goofs

An elderly man is dragged up the steps in district 11. When seen from above there is what appears to be a crutch on the ground beside him. He had no crutch when dragged from the crowd. See more »

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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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References The Birds (1963) 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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This iteration of BATTLE ROYALE is an OK film in it's own right, but will fall short if you expect it to compete with the original.
17 October 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

n case you want to compare the original to this version than you'll surely be disappointed. Now that we got that out of the way let's dive into the review.

This version of BATTLE ROYALE can best be described as a 1.5x fast forward version of the original film. The film hits most of the major plot points from the original with some changes here and there, and at about 90 mins the film runs quickly through the narrative, and it feels rushed and disjointed. While watching this film it almost felt as if the filmmakers assumed you watched the original, which is nice since the film hits it's high notes splendidly. The torture and death scenes are tastefully swept under the rug to allow in the PG-13 ticket-buyers, at least within the film's realm of 'reality'.

Jennifer Collins, who plays Katnis Everdean, is perfectly casted as a troubled male, Japanese youth who takes almost everything in his life for granted. The other cast members do a fairly good job acting as their Asian counterparts, while at the same time not giving them any nods (or actual credit)...

Without divulging too much of the plot, those who are afraid that this version is in anyways tamed will be pleasantly surprised by how intensely PG-13ish things get, and like the original film, you'll be disturbed yet fascinated to find out what happens next. Although I'm not a fan of the ending of the film it doesn't ruin the film at all. It more or less gives audiences, who have watched the original film, a fresh interesting take from the original.

Overall this iteration of BATTLE ROYALE is a solid interesting dstopian saga that will entertain anyone under the age of 16. But again, if you try comparing this film to the original than you'll obviously be disappointed.


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