The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
After surviving the harrowing Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta make their way back to District 12, only to be told that her actions had sparked off a revolt, that could culminate in all out war between the districts and the Capitol.
In order to placate the masses, Katniss would have to convince everyone that she did what she did out of love for Peeta, and not in defiance of the Capitol. When the crowd remained unconvinced, Plutarch, the new Head Gamemaker comes up with a brilliant idea for the Quarter Quell, by introducing an all-star hunger games edition.
So back they go into the 75th Hunger Games for more hunger, uneasy alliance, high-tech obstacles, and Josh Hutcherson’s stiff acting.
With seasoned ex-winners this time round, and the overhanging threat of an all-out war about to break out, this 2nd of 4 Hunger Games film finally delivers. The pacing, action and overall direction is much, much better than the first.
The movie ends on a cliffhanger, rather like the book, and this time, I’m actually excited to see what’s going to happen next.
But I think the person most excited will be Ms Jennifer Lawrence herself. She got a HUGE bump in salary, from $500,000 to $10,000,000 to reprise her role as Katniss Everdeen! Ka-CHING!