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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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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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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snow | tour | president | mentor | uprising | See more »

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Remember, girl on fire, I'm still betting on you. See more »

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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)

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

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$424,645,577 (USA) (28 March 2014)
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In The Pillars of the Earth (2010), co-stars Donald Sutherland and Sam Claflin play father and son. See more »

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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 »

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Gale Hawthorne: [Katniss almost shoots him] 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 when you spend six days a week working in the mines. 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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Who We Are
Written by Dan Reynolds (as Daniel Reynolds), Wayne Sermon (as Daniel Sermon), Ben McKee, Joshua Mosser and Alex da Kid (as Alexander Grant)
Performed by Imagine Dragons
Courtesy of KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records
Uder license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The Good, The Bad..,
17 August 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

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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