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      The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Reviews

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      May 24, 2023

      "Catching Fire" is one of the best film ever made, serving as a sequel to the 2012 hit dystopian movie The Hunger Games, and focuses Jennifer Lawrence's character as Katniss Everdeen on her continuing journey for the upcoming games.

      May 23, 2023

      Una de las mejores sagas

      May 19, 2023

      Jennifer Lawrence continues becoming a breakout star as the Girl on Fire. I'm hooked on her and The Hunger Games movies.

      May 17, 2023

      The second installment in The Hunger Games franchise is quite possibly the best. The performances are more believable, the set/costume design is superb, and the cinematography is breathtaking. Not only is the film presented in a way that beautiful to watch, but there is real emotional depth, especially with Katniss and Peeta. While their relationship is superficial in the first film, Katniss and Peeta's bond is strengthened and much more convincing as they must traverse life together after winning the games. I wish that there was more time spent developing the motivations of the side characters, however, the film did the best that they could under a 2 ½ hour runtime. Knowing that the franchise was going to split the next film into two installments, I personally think that this could have been the film to split more effectively. Still, Catching Fire did a great job of establishing the same spirit of the 400-page novel. By travelling on the Victory Tour and starting the 75th games, we are introduced to new characters that instantly catch your attention. The casting team put together a powerful group of actors, especially the new additions. Though this was their first introduction to the franchise, Phillip Seymour Hoffman (Plutarch), Sam Claflin (Finnick) and Jeffrey Wright (Beetee) had instant identity and immediately demanded the investment of the audience. I strongly believe that this is the best installment in the Hunger Games franchise and is easily the best film of 2013. More than just staying alive on a TV show, Catching Fire brought a deeper purpose to the Hunger Games. With the tagline of "Remember Who the Real Enemy Is" there is a clear direction and future for the characters we are dying to stay alive.

      May 10, 2023

      Awesome! Way better than first one! So sad when cinna dies, tho!

      May 8, 2023

      Finnick! Finnick! Finnick! Finnick=#1. Sam Claffin was amazing.

      May 4, 2023

      The amazing sequel to The Hunger Games, the film is every bit as amazing as the first. The romantic bloodshed and protection between Lawrence and Hutcherson, amazing actors. Not only are amazing actors like Clafin, Malone, and Wright are introduced, we continue to see the amazing performances of Banks, Harrelson, Hawthorne, and Shields.

      May 3, 2023

      It's just the first one again... but with a bigger budget and a slighter bigger plot. My praises for this movie are exactly the same as my praises for the last one. I will say this one has better editing and they decide to build up their supporting cast a bit more, which is good. Though, I do think there's a bit too much going on.

      Apr 15, 2023

      Wow. This is better than the 1st one. Getting to see how bad the empire is was very very devastating & felt more powerful than the 1st film. The twist is awesome & definitely not predictable. Very emotional with great performances from Katniss, Peeta & Finnick & overall I give it a 10/10

      Apr 14, 2023

      I'm just now watching the hunger game movies and I had no idea they were so great! This one was my favorite out of the series. So much suspense that I could barely take it. All of the actors did a phenomenal job.

      Apr 14, 2023

      Mi favorita de las cuatro. Tiene todo para mantenerte al borde del asiento.

      Apr 7, 2023

      i love the hunger games and catching fire is my all time favourite hunger games movie

      Apr 6, 2023

      Very good 😃😃👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

      Apr 5, 2023

      Love it. Definitely an all time favorite.

      Mar 24, 2023

      Definitely better than the first movie. Such beautiful scenery and Mags deserved better. I did not see the ending coming at all and it really did surprise me.

      Mar 24, 2023

      Hello, I have read Catching Fire by Suzzane Collins and watched the movie Catching Fire Directed by Gary Ross, Screenplay by Billy Ray and Suzzane Collins adapted from it. As you may know in the story, we still follow Katniss but now she is a victor after winning the 74th hunger games until at the quarter quell, they pick the tributes from victors so then she gets forced back into the arena and eventually breaks out and ends at district 13. Personally, I recommend watching the movie then reading the book after. In addition, in the books Katniss is described as having deep brown hair with braids and gray eyes. In the movie they did an excellent job making Jennifer Lawrence portray Katniss in both looks and the way she acts. Due to these examples, I recommend watching the movie first to get an idea of what Katniss looks like. In the movie they consistently show other characters talking like Plutarch and Snow while in the book we do not see any of it since we are in Katniss' perspective and do not see anything except for what she sees. The film helped my understanding of the overall story and since it explains the events happening around Panam that lead up to the 75th hunger games and eventually the ending. This is the reason I recommend watching the movie first then reading the book. When Katniss meets the people trying to run away to district 13 and she ran into them at the river where she used to fish with her dad, there is a shack where the people are staying This removed maybe not a key part but a chunk of the story that could hint to the end since it links to multiple other story lines. Because of this my enjoyment of the story was slightly altered since the scene, although small, provided a good moment for us to understand what kind of person Katniss is by helping them. This is the reason I recommend reading the book after watching the movie.

      Mar 22, 2023

      It takes too long to get back into The Games, which is what the audience is here. Fun new characters are introduced, but the first half of the movie is a bit too slow for what I wanted. Overall, it is a sequel that is worth seeing, but it could have been much better.

      Mar 19, 2023

      Pretty much the entire Hunger Games series is very well done. Okay, at its heart, maybe it is a bit of a maudlin teenage romance soap opera (which is why I wouldn't give this 5 stars), but they built masterfully on top of that. It is that, but also a survival and political thriller all at the same time. Most of the characters, even the evil ones, are well developed, all with their own motivations, and their actions are actually pretty well thought out. Yeah, there are some perhaps overly forgiving coincidences in the plot, but even at over 2 hours, it seems to whiz by. This is probably one of the best teeny-bopper flicks ever. One criticism I hear is that Katniss seems like a fish out of water in the story, but I think that is by design. She is supposed to represent the audience, and how shocked we SHOULD be at all the crap that goes down in this movie. It does, however, result in the lack of a significant character arc.

      Mar 16, 2023

      Muy buena secuela y a la altura de la original, esta película muestra como la historia avanza de manera correcta con más desarrollo. La química entre Katniss y Peeta es más notoria, así como los indicios que darían paso a una posible rebelión. Lo que ocurrió anteriormente solo acabo siendo el comienzo de algo grande que comienza a manifestarse en esta secuela. Buenas actuaciones, buena producción, buenos efectos especiales, buen guion, etc., una película bastante entretenida que cumple su objetivo. La califico con un 9/10.

      Mar 13, 2023

      The highs of this movie are eve higher than the first, and that is a hard thing to do.

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