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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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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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$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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Most of the dresses Elizabeth Banks wears in this movie are created by Sarah Burton for the famous Alexander McQueen brand. See more »

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The Poisonous fog keeps changing distance from Katniss in each shot. 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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Elastic Heart
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Most predictable film ever!
23 January 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

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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