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Film REVIEW: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) - ★★★★★

Updated: Oct 29, 2023

Director: Francis Lawrence

Writer: Simon Beaufoy, Michael deBruyn

based on: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Themes: Dictator, Based on young adult novel, Female protagonist

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

The sequel to The Hunger Games (2012), it is the second installment in The Hunger Games film series.

Catching Fire received positive reviews and is considered by critics to be an improvement over its predecessor, with the sentiment being that it's "a more-confident, more-polished movie"; and praised Lawrence's performance as Katniss, themes, action sequences, musical score, screenplay, visual effects and emotional depth. It was the most critically acclaimed chapter in The Hunger Games series.


Euan (Age 11) - ★★★★★

"I really liked how each district had its own thing that they do. I really like movies with lots of action and murder."

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