Monday, December 8, 2014

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


Catching Fire

( Contains Spoilers)



Film Corporation: Lionsgate
Released to Theatres: November 22nd, 2013
Audience Rating: PG13
Length of Time: 146 minutes
Director: Francis Lawrence


Title: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: September 1st, 2009
Format: Hardcover, 391 pages

Movie Review:

   Make them pay for it.
   The Hunger Games trilogy was once again another series that I just didn't love. The Hunger Games was definitely my favourite, but with Catching Fire I really loved the idea of the Quarter Quell. So here we are.
   I find that the first movie in a series always is more of a low budget then the rest of the series. That was the case with Twilight, and it was also the case with The Hunger Games. Catching Fire was organized and put together so much better then Hunger Games was. Add the new graphic effects and more intense backdrops, it was a beautifully put together movie. I can say it was my favourite movie adaption before If I Stay was released, now it is my second favourite adaption.
   From what I remember about Catching Fire the book, I believe the movie almost exactly on point with the movie. It introduced all our beloved characters from Catching Fire, it showed what happened to the characters after the games, and it showed all the character development. Out of all the characters in the book, I think Effie had the best character development. In the beginning of The Hunger Games Effie was excited for the reaping, she was glad to be there and thought the games were a wonderful experience. But for the reaping in Catching Fire, she was devastated. Effie had grown to love both Peeta and Katniss, now they were going to be put back into the games. She did not want to see her loved ones hurt again. By Catching Fire, Effie finally understood how terrible the games were.
   Finally I'd like to say that every time someone called Katniss the Mockingjay I would cringe. Katniss was never the Mockingjay, she was never the spark. Rue was, Rue was the spark that made Katniss want to change the games, made her want to change the districts. Rue is the Mockingjay, Katniss will forever be The Girl on Fire.
   I adored Catching Fire the movie, and couldn't enjoy the book. The same went for me with Mockingjay, I hope it turns out the same way it did with me and Catching Fire. Loving the movie and hating the book. Mockingjay is definitely a movie I want to see, I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Overall Rating:

Favourite Scene:

  My favourite scene in Catching Fire would have to be when Johanna started to strip in the elevator. Just looking at Haymitch's, Peeta's and Katniss's faces were the best thing pieces of beautiful ever.

Favourite Quote:

   " What about you girl on fire? Have any secrets worth my time?" ~ Finnick

Recommend to People Who Enjoy:

 Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action, Dystopian 

   What did you think of the movie? Let me know in the comments!

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