HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (2013 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Stars ìììì

Hunger Games: Catching Fire—surprisingly intriguing, a real improvement from its prequel—provides enhanced believability with drama and action well placed and well portrayed. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is the established victor of the games, but still visits and hunts with her old friend, Gale (Liam Hemsworth). Katniss’ mother (Paula Malcomson) continues to be nervously upset even though she has a better place to live and enough food. Katniss’ younger sister, Primrose Everdeen (Willow Shield), starts to take the lead in caring for their mother as Katniss attends all the political events while reluctantly acting as if everything is okay to the Districts although desperately desiring to revolt against the system. President Snow (Donald Sutherland) sees Katniss as a red-hot ember in the middle of dry tinder for a political revolt and at the 75th Hunger Game changes the rules. Former Hunger Game victors from each district are to fight in the next game which pits Katniss against professional players where odds will not be as favorable for her.


Additional Thanks

Great work for Director Francis Lawrence. Thank you to Executive Producer and Writer of The Hunger Games Trilogy novels Suzanne Collins and Executive Producers Joseph Drake, Allison Shearmur, and Louise Rosner for making the film possible. The rest of the cast/characters include: Marvel (Jack Qauid), Ripper (Taylor St. Clair), Greasy Sae (Sandra Ellis Lafferty), Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson), Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks), Octavia (Bruce Bundy), Flavius (Nelson Ascencio), Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), and Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci).



Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes.

Ben Meyers

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