The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

I am back with the Hunger Games. Today we are talking about the second film in the series.

What is the story about?

Katniss Everdeen is back. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the capitol after their victory in the 75th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the districts of Panam. Because of this, a special 75th Hunger Games are announced.

The Trailer


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What did I think?

I love catching fire. It’s so similar to The Hunger Games, yet so different. The film starts with the victory tour and the rising feeling that things are going to change. It leaves you wondering how are they going to make this film. How are they going to make it as good, or better?

We get to meet the other tributes, who all know each other. We see how difficult it is for Katniss and Peeta to give a place to their feeling for each other. How they are struggling with the idea of killing anyone and yet again killing each other. They both want to keep the other alive which is the thing throughout the whole film. You see Katniss finally releasing how much she loves Peeta. However, when she does, all the people around her do too.

When the tributes go into the arena, it is such a different feel. It’s what we are used to. It’s the games but so different and so new. The whole film is a clue from finding out what the arena is to understanding the alliances. The ending oh my gosh, it was scary and weird. Because you have no idea where Peeta is or if Katniss is going to be okay. Where Katniss is going, where they are taking her. You have no clue how all the other people are. We don’t know if they are safe, we have no clue who the real enemies are. The ending was much more of an open ending than the last one, it was more of a see what happens next. But it wasn’t as terrible of an ending. They could have made it worse. You are on the edge of your seat until they finally give you the information you so desperately want.

At the very very end, they tell us where Peeta is, where Katniss is heading, and how her family is. In a way though it feels so weird, all of it. They did kind of end it that way, they just left quite a few loose ends. The characters were again great, we see quite a few new faces and a few old ones returning.

Everyone went behind Katniss’ back, I felt as weird as Katniss. Suddenly there is an uprising, everything we know is different. It’s just simply waiting to see how it all unfolds. The end shot was amazing with Katniss looking angry into the camera and then the cut to the Mockingjay. It was a very powerful ending for a great film. It makes you excited for the next one.



Lots of love,

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