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.
Clark Kent, an alien of a now extinct race disguised as a bystander of our kind is forced to reveal his true identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction.
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
David O. Russell
Robert De Niro
A year 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
In District 11 when the soldiers open up their expandable batons after the salute, the batons of the two soldiers at the end do not open. The soldier 2nd to the end tries to hide that fact behind him. See more »
Watching this film, I was polarized. There were moments I really enjoyed and scenes I wished were rather not kept. As the second instalment in the 4-part series, Catching Fire will pique your interest in the very beginning (literally). As the movie continues, however, dullness from the acting and rather weak plot elements really begin to tear the movie down.
The awkwardness and sheer lack of emotion from some of the characters in select scenes may have been for "theatrical effect," but it really withdrew from the film. Discussions were shallow and common ploys like that seen in the first instalment left me unimpressed with the first few scenes.
As the movie progressed, though, the story began to pick up and whether it's the twists or the games itself, things certainly were entertaining. My main critique is for the below-average initial forty minutes of Catching Fire. Apart from the very first scene, the rather weak storyline and acting was uninteresting to say the least until the Quarter Quell begins.
Without spoiling too much, watch till the end. As more plot unfolds, the true games begin. Hopefully the sequel picks up where this one ended.
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