Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire pic Catching Fire

Directed by Gary Ross. Stars include: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Herrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Gena Malone, Lenny Kravitz, and many others. This film is the sequel to the controversial, but highly anticipated Hunger Game series. President Snow is upset about the Victory Tour because it is not going as planned. The people have gained a new sense of hope and are beginning to rebel. Snow knows that Katniss  has the pulse of the nation at her whim. Snow threatens her if she does not comply to his demands. There is an appearance of Phillip Seymour Huffman as Plutarch Heavensbee, the new Gamemaker, who encourages Snow to promote the 75th Quell Games.

Let me explain. This new obstacle, another round of  Hunger Games, the 75th Quell (the best of the Victors). I know. She just finished the Hunger Games….another set of games..!? No Way! Not Fair. Katniss and Peeta try to gain allies for this next round of thrills and spills. Great humor and adventure. Katniss does seem confused about where her heart lies….she has changed. And the stakes are raised even more. All the districts are watching to see what she does…there is no backing down now. Too much at stake. The Nation is outraged and they’re not taking any more crap from the Capitol. War is inevitable….. whatever will they do….?

Instead of reading these books, I chose to listen to the AudioBook version. Hunger Games had me screaming while I was washing dishes in the kitchen! Catching fire was just as good, although I’m pretty sure they took out some things in the movie. Oh yes. Not again. The ending didn’t impress me as much. Very strange visual ending. Don’t get me wrong, this was a good film, visually stimulating, humor and flow was okay. My friend was asking me about the three finger sign. I didn’t want to tell her because in part I didn’t want to explain and partly because I felt it should have been explained to her through the film (no fault of her own, can’t assume everyone has read the books.) In conclusion, I am afraid of what the third installment will look like. The book was confusing and disjointed. I’ll go see the 3rd movie, but not really looking forward to it. Just being honest… Love you Suzanne Collins and Lionsgate. I need to be truthful…


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