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 Peta. 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. But unfortunately she fails to do that. So Snow decides to enact what is known as the Quarter Quell, the right to make a change to the Hunger Games, which he is allowed to do every 25 years. He decides to hold an edition of the Hunger Games wherein previous winners will compete again. Their mentor Haymitch thinks their best chance to survive is form an alliance with some of the others. They decide to align themselves with Finnick and his... Written by
In early scenes, Katniss wears an unusual stylized woolen garment. This is apparently a reference to the "talent" for clothing design that Katniss adopts in the book. The Capital requires victors to pursue a "talent", since they don't need to work any more, and Katniss initially struggles since her best real talent is hunting. Then her designer Cinna steps in and supplies her with garments that she can claim to have designed herself. See more »
Katniss seems to have a never ending quiver of arrows. All during the games the number of arrows in her quiver fluctuates. See more »
An hour into the movie, I was looking at my watch, wondering when the inciting incident was going to happen. Turns out, it does not until almost an hour 10 minutes into the film! So, instead of this starting out in the exciting way the first did, it is slow, prodding, with lots of character introduction. But no excitement. So you spend the first hour and 10 minutes waiting for the adventure to happen. I actually fell asleep. This film is lacking in the excitement of the first. When they finally get to the second games, they are not as interesting. I really consider this movie to be a disappointment.
I believe the filmmakers so depended on the anticipation of the second games that they felt they could leave the action out, with the sheer waiting enough to hold the audience's interest. It did not work for me. Normally, you need a central character with a goal, moving towards something, to give the story a sense of direction, action and to involve the viewer. But this is not present. The movie just hops around, from one conversation with two people, to another conversation with someone else. Then to yet another conversation with others. And she just meanders around, like Freddie Quell in The Master, rendering the movie directionless and uninvolved. Not a fault of her acting. But her character has no goal, and therefore that through line isn't there, so the movie lags. A surprising disappointment.
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