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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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Twelve 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Release Date:

22 November 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Catching Fire  »

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Box Office


$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$424,645,577 (USA) (28 March 2014)

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2.35 : 1
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When Peeta hands Katniss the locket with photos of her loved ones, the locket is open and folded backwards in Katniss' palm. In next shot, a closeup of the open locket, it is folded forward. See more »


[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.
[brief pause]
Gale Hawthorne: When's the tour leave?
Katniss Everdeen: Couple hours.
Gale Hawthorne: Well, let's go.
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Crazy Credits

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Gale Song
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User Reviews

BATTLE ROYALE for pg-Thirtweeners.
18 November 2013 | by (Gerst) – See all my reviews

"The Hunger Games" is brilliant story told through the eyes of 16 year old Katniss Everdeen. It's also based on a Japanese movie. In this action packed Katniss is an independent girl who tries her best to care for her young sister and unstable mother. When her young sister Prim is chosen to take part in the deadly "Hunger Games", a fight to the death for safety, riches, fame, and freedom Katniss decides to take Prim's place to fight for her sister. The film takes place in the country of Panem which is a post apocalyptic North America. The acting was great. The cinematography was good also. The film was dramatic but not too over the top. It really showed the struggle that the characters faced throughout the film.

Common face it, this playoff of this movie has been done before. If you have any experience watching Battle Royale, produced by Kinji Fukasaku, this movie uses all its layup, and ideas to the fullest, with a mixture with The running man from 1987. Battle Royale though, is much more deeper and philosophical about the ideas that this movie tries to touch upon. I do not find this movie unbearable bad, sure it is entertaining, but it lacks originality and just steals ideas which has already been made and does it the Hollywood way, which in the end just come out as a faint copy.

What makes me frustrated is the ignorance people are showing that just hail this movie as good, cause they have not experienced motion picture outside U.S, and ignore the fact that this movie rips off altogether which has already been done before. If you liked these ideas and the dark perspective this movie tried to bring , and even remotely think this is a good movie, then watch Battle Roayle, and you will be amazed what had been created more than 10 years ago, with much depth and originality.

I also loved the cinematography used in the film. I thought when the camera shook really went well with the moments it was apart of. It heightened the sense of restlessness, hopelessness and chaos. It stuck with the movies theme of sacrifice, hopelessness and the need people have to survive. I loved when this particular use of the camera was used during moments of running because it really immersed me in the film. It made you feel like you were apart of the moment. The use of that type of cinematography also went well with fighting scenes in the movie, it really heightened the chaos that was going on in the scene. It also made the scenes more dramatic which is a good thing in a movie like this.

Overall I really enjoyed the movie. I've already seen it like three times and I would definitely watch it again. I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone under the age of 12 because they might not be able to handle violence, but I recommend this movie to anyone who likes action drama and a little romance. Also to anyone who has read the series of books. They really keep true to the story except for a few changes, but the movie was great without them. "The Hunger Games" is a great movie that brought tears to my eyes and kept me at the edge of my seat. I truly enjoyed it, and I hope that more people see it because it is a great movie.

The movie start to build some character and some mystery but totally lacks out before the movie ends which is sad.

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