The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Review

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After surviving the 74th Annual Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark (Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson) return to District 12. They are required to embark on a Victory Tour of the country. President Snow, played by Donald Sutherland, warns Katniss that her and Peeta’s threatened suicide in the games sparked rebellion in the districts. He warns Katniss to convince the country that her and Peeta’s love is real and was the reason behind the act.

Katniss fails to follow out the President’ demands to pacify the districts, so Snow and Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) concoct a plan to eliminate the Girl on Fire once and for all.

Snow announces Panem‘s third Quarter Quell, a special version of the Games held every 25 years. For this edition, all tributes will be selected from the existing pool of victors – which means Katniss and Peeta will have to enter the arena again.
Facing vicious and experienced new tributes, Katniss and Peeta along with their new allies including the handsome Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin) and aggressive Johanna Mason (Jena Malone) attempt to navigate their way around the arena and most importantly: stay alive.

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in Catching Fire

With incredibly impressive performances from Lawrence, Claflin and Malone, stunning visual effects and an emotional story, Catching Fire has so far proven to be one of the best films of 2013.