Katniss finds herself battling anxiety issues a year after winning the 74th Hunger Games. Her nightmares come true, when she is once again targeted by the Capitol, in an attempt to crush an oncoming revolution. Will the odds be in her favour this time around?
Plot: Katniss finds herself battling anxiety issues a year after winning the 74th Hunger Games. Her nightmares come true, when she is once again targeted by the Capitol, in an attempt to crush an oncoming revolution. Will the odds be in her favour this time around?
Review: Catching Fire picks up where The Hunger Games (2012) left off. By winning the previous season, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) are on the radar of the Capitol, for instilling a sense of hope among the oppressed people of Panem. Fearing, the two may spark a rebellion, the Capitol decides to clip their wings and move them around like chess pieces. A twist in the games by President Snow, throws them back into the bloodthirsty arena. Can they identify 'who the real enemy is'?
If you like 'grim dystopian sci-fi films', Catching Fire is a spectacular 'edge-of-the-seat' thriller, which is unnerving, emotionally intense and immensely engaging. Unlike most sequels, Francis Lawrence ensures that his installment is not just a remake. While the first focussed on the deadly games, this one's more about the political moves and strategies.
The film is strangely unsettling and uplifting at the same time. An early scene in the film shows Katniss, sitting alone in a train compartment, staring out the window. She reminds you of a bird trapped in a cage. Its metaphors, unsaid emotions like these that make the film brilliant. 'There are no victors, just survivors'. The story has an acute relevance to contemporary society, where we are expected to be pawns in our day-to-day lives.
Can you put your life on the line for others? Suzanne Collins' teenage-pawn-turned-rebel protagonist Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) fights her own battles, making her one of the best role models of young adult fiction. All performances are solid but Jennifer Lawrence is the soul of the film. She makes you want to raise your fingers (District 12 sign) in respect of her incredible understated performance.
Spine-chilling cinematography evokes that much required eerie feeling throughout. Dramatic costumes are another highlight. The film makes our hopelessness pit against our own indomitable spirit of survival. Who wins?
The film begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.
As usual, Jennifer Lawrence steals the show.
Awesome performance by her.
The movie is a well directed one and is surely better than the first flick of the series.
Always a good omen when the second one is better than the first.
I rather believe a lot more action scene could have added and the source of the last stunt was too obvious. It is a disappointing that governor(or president) was stupid to not notice it.
But what made me watch this movie and keep me waiting for the next sequel is the story behind the whole event. The concept of how people are being distracted by some useless things on TV is clearly the main theme. Hope the ending is not too stupid.
I suppose i shouldn't be expecting someone Mahatma Gandhiji comes and inspires people to gain their freedom, respect and equality through peaceful means.
Smart, smoothly directed, and enriched with a deeper exploration of the franchise's thought-provoking themes, Catching Fire proves a thoroughly compelling second installment in the Hunger Games series.
I have been waiting for this movie so long. This the second franchise of "Hunger Games". The first half of this movie is quite slow and like it is starching without any motive. But the twist is not predictable till the very end of this movie. Both Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson done good job. If you leave the 1st half then it is a very good movie.
First of all those who haven't watched it yet I would suggest download it. Not as much as expected from the first part. The main battle in arena struggle and action part could have been made more cutting the first slow boring parts, but maybe that was too important for the story to build up. With two more parts coming soon, it is one time watchable.
not as expected, plot is still out in open
katniss is dragged again into arena, with a mission to control the outburst, the revolution only to realize that she herself is missing the bigger picture.
Jennifer does justice her character by emoting all emotions she had to, however i really felt if her face could bear some more features in emoting, nevertheless, im not an expert maybe the script was in that way.
peeta and finnik did the best and loved haymitch, still unpredictable,
must watch for those who like thrillers
Katniss Everdeen has returned home after surviving the Hunger Games. Along with her ally Peeta, the two attempt to adjust to a regular life while still being paraded around by the upper class for an upcoming Victor’s Tour. Things change however when the Capitol sees a revolution brewing thanks to Katniss’ rebellious spirit, thus sparking a return for both to another fight to the death for the 75th Annual Hunger Games… Are the odds ever in the audiences favor? With an impressive cast, a good script by Simon Beaufoy with Michael Arndt and and an intriguing story, this is one cinematic revolution that fans are sure to rejoice in.
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