Aug 17, 2017
The first film in the series wasn't horrid, but the second outing takes a swan dive into dreck lake.
Jul 14, 2016
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is much of the same: lots of standing around and talking without much in the way of flair or excitement.
Apr 12, 2016
Whereas "The Hunger Games" made for some interesting political commentary, "Catching Fire" is content to rest on its laurels, adding nothing to the conversation.
Jan 31, 2014
There's a depressing irony to the fact that The Hunger Games, a book series about the media's ability to placate the masses with superficial distractions, is now a mainstream film franchise that has spawned its own cult of celebrity.
Dec 28, 2013
As a long-time leftist, I expected something like "Norma Rae". It was much more Harry Potter or Twilight.
Nov 26, 2013
the type of movie you hope no one ever brings up in polite company because you don't want to look like an a******.
Nov 24, 2013
Talk about starvation! Catching Fire is sadly lacking in visual nutrition.
Nov 23, 2013
Long and vanilla.
Nov 22, 2013
The movie isn't awful, is sure to please no-standard fanatics and won't bore haters like myself.
Nov 22, 2013
I'm beginning to believe that the minds behind The Hunger Games franchise are closer in spirit to President Snow and his sinister, heartless showmanship than to Katniss and her bravery and passion.
Nov 22, 2013
What's wrong with "The Hunger Games" and its sequel, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire?" Well, I just can't get past the buffoonery.
Nov 22, 2013
Even viewers dragged into it kicking and screaming are unlikely to be bored out of their minds. Well, not entirely.
Nov 22, 2013
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, anchored by star Lawrence's charmless performance, ultimately comes off as a misguided and hopelessly bloated (two and a half hours!) blockbuster...
Nov 21, 2013
It's possible [the film] represents a new form of post-content cinema, wherein the compression of so many plot holes into a single narrative creates the illusion of coherence...watching [it is] akin to having an orbital sander pressed against your brain.
Nov 21, 2013
Katniss is a sponge. She sucks up the hopes and dreams of everyone around her. If they made a live action version of me playing COD, it'd be called Camp or Hunger Games.
Nov 21, 2013
Though some of the chases and escapes are thrillingly filmed, this last section of the film feels indistinguishable from plenty of other video-game-style avoid-the-obstacle action climaxes.
Nov 21, 2013
It ends up being both a retread of the original and an extended setup for the finale, making it doubly unsatisfying.
Nov 21, 2013
The grand climax, whose elements include a long piece of wire, a lightning bolt, and an electronic force field, is an incoherent, rapid blur that will send the audience scurrying back to the book to find out what's supposed to be going on.
Nov 21, 2013
The ingredients are in place for a potent finale, but "Catching Fire" is watered down.
Nov 21, 2013
Nobody involved seems remotely aware of the utter pomposity of the project - a third endless film is now in production.