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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: Film Review

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: Film Review

By Aubrey D'Souza4 December, 2013 3 min read
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: Film Review
The Hunger Games: Catching Fireis a sequel that takes the Hunger Games franchise to new heights. A definite must-watch film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire keeps you engaged from start to finish. An epic ride in to the world of Panem and The Hunger Games, this film has most of the ingredients necessary for a captivating movie experience such as the victor’s struggle, politics, uprising, love, intrigue and battles. This movie is directed by Francis Lawrence and stars some heavy hitters. Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen. As well as, Josh Hutcherson playing  Peeta Mellark, Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy with Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, and President Snow played by Donald Sutherland. The cast also has a few more additions in this film. Philip Seymour Hoffman enters the world as Plutarch Heavensbee, with Sam Claflin as Finnick and Jena Malone as Johanna Mason and many more.  
 
 
Most sequels have a hard time matching up to their predecessors, let alone stay true to the story on which the franchise is based on. However, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire does a remarkably good job with both, the story and the job of being a good sequel. The audience is taken straight into this totalitarian and bleak world. Katniss returns as our favourite archer and victor. But don’t think for once that this is a movie about just one character and dismiss it. The world of Panem has been opened up and we get to see the rot underneath. The movie seems to refer to a lot of ancient Roman traditions regarding gladiatorial sports, court excesses and rebellions. It also showcases what human nature is capable of, both the good and the bad.
 
The story begins with Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) living peacefully in District 12 following the victory at the 74th Hunger Games. Their lives are monitored for the viewing pleasure of an adoring public. This is a bit of a jab at our society’s incessant need to publicly devour the private lives of the famous. In the meantime, the image of Katniss has become a symbol of hope. This leads her to be a part of the political game that exists in this world. Now she is marked by none other President Snow (Donald Sutherland) himself. So as to maintain order and control over the populace, the 75th Hunger Games gets underway. Called the Quarter Quell, the name itself stands for squash (quell), there is a change in the tributes being offered. The "Reaping" takes place from the pool of existing victors. This gives us a whole new selection of hardened killers. Now this is where it gets interesting, Katniss has to rely on her skill, her adaptability at making allies to survive. The audience also gets to revel in this amazing world. The combination of the ancient traditions and modern/future tech makes this movie a visual delight. The battlemaster (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is new and that makes him an unknown entity. In the arena, battles are fast-paced, however they feel short in length. There are twists and turns in this film  that make it intriguing despite the duration of the film. The audience is in for a thrilling experience. 
  
 
The movie has taken a good book and made it come alive on the big screen. The director has done a very good job with the whole story and cast. The audience won’t feel lost, they will be kept on the edge of their seats. Jennifer Lawrence does an amazing job of portraying Katniss. She shows a lot of growth, both in her character and her acting ability. Donald Sutherland makes a very nuanced and interesting performance as President Snow, let’s just say he is good at being bad. Peeta is played very well by Josh Hutcherson. The rest of the cast does a very good job with their respective characters without the bugbear of overacting. The visuals are amazing, the stunt performances and the soundtrack make the story come alive. The audience is in for a treat with this movie.
 
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is an amazing film about a lot of things like freedom, people, revolution, politics, hope and love. It captures the spirit of Katniss and what she stands for. A movie with a strong female lead, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is one of those films which entertains and captivates. Watch the fire spread.  

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