Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.
In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.
As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with another super soldier, the black widow, to battle a new threat from old history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier.
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Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete.
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
I generally find that the really popular movies never really live up to the hype. Still, movies like Avatar and Titanic, or The Hunger Games, are at least well made, and though a little predictable and lacking in any interesting commentary on the human condition, are generally entertaining.
Not so with Catching Fire, however. It was so predictable that I could have written the damn thing after seeing the first 10 minutes. To make matters worse, it was boring; really, really, boring.
Please, please do the world a favour and stop making these films. I know that sequels are rarely as good as the first, and that this sequel was not nearly as bad as some (Highlander 2 stands out in my mind), but why anyone involved in this project thought it should go ahead is beyond me. Can Hollywood producers not read, or are they just brain-dead? More importantly, are movie-goers so completely controlled by advertising that they actually see this polished turd as a gem? I don't know, but I do know this; if you can think, be kind to your brain and go see a different movie. One caveat, if you do have a mind, but also suffer from insomnia, this might actually be a good choice. Find a comfortable seat though--two and a half hours of sleeping in an uncomfortable chair can really mess up your neck and back.
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