Things I Like: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013 Film)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 movie poster

Saw this one many years ago.

Jennifer Lawrence The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 movie

The story starts a little less than a year after the end of the first, with Katniss and Peeta under the watchful eye of the tyrannical President Snow. He views their love-story victory in the 74th Hunger Games as an act of defiance to his government. He confronts Katniss about her becoming a symbol of hope for the oppressed people of Panem and wants to changes that.

Donald Sutherland The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 movie

Knowing she has little choice, Katniss agrees to follow Snow’s orders in his hopes to calm down any rebellion in Panem. Katniss and Peeta pretend to be madly in love and grateful to President Snow but opposition to Panem’s leader grows stronger by the day. Snow is angry, and comes up with a new version of the Hunger Games where the participants are all previous champions. All of this in done in the hope that Katniss will lose.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 movie Jennifer Lawrence

While I never read the book, I really did like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. While the story might at first seem like it would be a case of deja vu, it does hold plenty of surprises. I loved the story, and the action scenes are still exciting and top-notch.

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