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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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Francis Lawrence

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Simon Beaufoy (screenplay), Michael Arndt (screenplay) (as Michael deBruyn) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lawrence ... Katniss Everdeen
Liam Hemsworth ... Gale Hawthorne
Jack Quaid ... Marvel
Taylor St. Clair ... Ripper
Sandra Ellis Lafferty ... Greasy Sae (as Sandra Lafferty)
Woody Harrelson ... Haymitch Abernathy
Josh Hutcherson ... Peeta Mellark
Paula Malcomson ... Katniss' Mother
Willow Shields ... Primrose Everdeen
Donald Sutherland ... President Snow
Elizabeth Banks ... Effie Trinket
Bruce Bundy ... Octavia
Nelson Ascencio ... Flavius
Lenny Kravitz ... Cinna
Stanley Tucci ... Caesar Flickerman
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Storyline

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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Remember who the enemy is. See more »


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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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hunger Games 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$161,125,000, 24 November 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$424,668,047

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$864,912,963
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Color Force,Lionsgate See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie starts and ends with Katniss. See more »

Goofs

President Snow is drinking champagne and his backwash turns the drink bloody red. This is never mentioned again or revisited in the entire film, but it is addressed in later films. In Mockingjay Part 1, Finnick explains that Snow would poison political threats and he would even drink from the same cup to deflect suspicion. But that the antidotes didn't always work which left him with sores in his mouth that would never heal. The roses that he wore were also used to mask the odor. This is also mentioned by Finnick in the movie and the point is made it the books, as well. See more »

Quotes

[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

The ending of the film has the Catching Fire logo shift into the Mockingjay one to tease the future of the films. See more »

Alternate Versions

Blu-ray Disc versions of the film feature the IMAX scenes in a taller aspect ratio, thus staying more true to the original theatrical exhibition, similar to what was done with the Blu-ray releases for the Christopher Nolan Batman movies. See more »


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Visually Stunning. Beautifully Tragic. A Masterpiece. (A book fan review)
22 November 2013 | by lbrosprodSee all my reviews

I first want to say that if you are a fan of the books, you will NOT be disappointed. Compared to the first movie adaption, this one soars, leaving the other movie to die out in the hot desert sun.

I had re-read the book a day before I saw it and so I could see what the critical changes were. I would know every fine detail they let out. I first have to let you know that every book-to-movie adaption can't have 100% of the book in their. Plus, the new director, Francis Lawrence, had to clean up the mistakes the first director left out. Another thing, all the very important and even some parts you might think Hollywood would oversee is stitched together.

This has to be the BEST book-to-movie adaption I have ever seen. The visuals, for one, is spectacular. $140 million budget was not wasted, that's for sure! The director packed every little intricate piece possible to make it THE BEST experience us fans could have.

The acting was phenomenal. Katniss is a lot more lively now, because Jennifer Lawrence finally understood her character. The whole cast, including Sam and Josh, were amazing. Even the actress who played Johanna Mason, was FUNNY!

The music, however, copied the first, because I bought the first soundtrack, so I know every little musical detail. They must have used the same music and added a few more. That was sad. But, it did fit with the scene.

The action and suspense will never leave you, as the ending is a cliff hanger, holding on for dear life! (Hunger Games book fans: you won't be disappointed with the ending)

Without a shadow of a doubt, this movie, Catching Fire, really does catch fire and immerses the audience in the Hunger Games. I was truly speechless after the film because it was just so beautiful and satisfying. You don't want to miss the best film of the year, and possibly the highest grossing film of all time!!!


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