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  • After surviving the 74th Annual Hunger Games, District 12 tribute Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) thought she would be allowed to live in peace. However, her defiance of the Capitol has given hope to the other 11 districts of Panem, and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) fears that she has become a beacon for rebellion and needs to be eliminated along with her family and all of District 12. Consequently, Katniss and her co-victor Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) find themselves again chosen as tributes for the upcoming 75th annual Hunger Games and third Quarter Quell.

  • The movie is based on Catching Fire (2009), a novel by American novelist Suzanne Collins. The novel was adapted for the film by British screenwriter Simon Beaufoy and American screenwriter Michael Arndt. The film is a sequel to The Hunger Games (2012) (2012). It was followed by The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) (2014) and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) (2015).

  • It was written in the charter of the Hunger Games that, every 25 years, there would be a Quell to keep fresh for each generation the memory of those who died in the uprising against the Capital. In a Quarter Quell, each male and female tribute are to be reaped from the existing pool of that district's victors, thus eliminating the remaining victors from the previous 24 games. On the 50th anniversary, as a reminder that two rebels died for each Capitol citizen, every district was required to send twice as many tributes. In both cases, the eligible tributes were all 12-to-18-year-olds as usual, not the victors. Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson) was the winner of the 50th anniversary Quell.

  • One week. Day 1 features the Reaping and start of train journey. On day 2, Tributes arrive at Capitol, makeovers and Tribute Parade. Days 3 and 4 are spent training. Day 5 features skill demonstrations with Gamemakers; scores announced. Day 6 is taken up with interviews. On day 7, the Games begin. In the book, there is an extra day for interview preparation. This was omitted from the movie.

  • No, Peeta was lying when he mentioned a baby. It was all to help protect Katniss in the Games, as the Capitol citizens became so enamored with their love story that the thought of a potential family being ruined by the Quell upset them.

  • Peeta painted Rue's picture to hold the Gamemakers responsible for her death. Seneca Crane was the previous Head Gamemaker, who was executed for allowing two victors. Katniss painted his name on a dummy and hanged it to warn them that they're not safe and the same thing could easily happen to them.

  • When Katniss fires the arrow with the electrical wire attached into the force field during the lightning storm, it causes the dome to crumble and the Capitol's surveillance to shut down. Unfortunately, Katniss is also knocked unconscious. She awakens in an aircraft pickup next to an unconscious Beetee (Jeffrey Wright). She grabs a hypodermic syringe and enters the cockpit, where she finds Haymitch, Finnick (Sam Claflin), and head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who is revealed to be a rebel against Snow. Katniss attempts to attack Haymitch for not fulfilling his promise to save Peeta, but he informs her that the plan from the get-go was to get her out because she symbolizes the growing rebellion and that half of the tributes were in on the plan. When she learns that she is on her way to district 13 and that Peeta and Johanna (Jena Malone) have been taken to the Capitol, she again tries to attack Haymitch, but Plutarch manages to sedate her. She awakens days later with Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) by her side, who informs her that her family is safe but that District 12 has been annihilated.

  • It's The Hunger Games logo, which changes into the Catching Fire logo and finally into the Mockingjay Part 1 logo.

  • No, there is no scene after the credits.

  • In a statement from Ross released by Lionsgate, the director said he didn't feel the schedule allowed him the time to make the movie as he envisioned it.

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