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Movie Review- Hunger Games: Catching Fire

I would have posted my review on this sooner but during last week and the week before that I was too busy covering a blog series based on The End of the 7th Generation of Gaming and of course been busy with a few other things outside of Gamespot. But here is my movie review on Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Worldwide Release- November 22nd 2013

Mins- 146 Minutes

If you've read the books or seen the first film at cinemas or on DVD, Catching Fire is the second volume in the series and picks up where it left off after the first Hunger Games. Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) are still alive from the 74th Hunger Games. Katniss should be relieved, but now there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create. As the nation watches Katniss and Peeta, the stakes are higher than ever. One false move and the consequences will be unimaginable.

I've read the books before watching the movie and I did think that Catching Fire was going to be like the first film make it a little less violent and make more of a romance/action film but however Catching Fire really makes the film a lot darker and more gripping as the book was if you've read it or not, you've still got the same actors that were in the first film do make an appearance in Catching Fire such as Liam Hemsworth (Gale), Woody Harrelson (Haymitch), Elizabeth Banks (Effie) and Donald Sutherland (President Snow). But you've also got a line-up of new characters in Catching Fire and make an appearance such as Sam Claflin (Finnick), Jeffrey Wright (Beetee), Jena Malone (Johanna) and Meta Golding (Enobaria).

The director Francis Lawrence really did do a great job when it came to making Catching Fire trying to make it follow the book more and be loyal to its hard-core fans of The Hunger Games series, this film does have a lot of good moments and a few trips back down to memory lane if you've seen the first movie. They've got the right actors for each of the characters and the soundtrack is almost perfect too making it dramatic and gripping as possible if you were watching it, Catching Fire makes a ton of improvements and is highly worth watching let’s just hope that Mockingjay Part 1 and 2 will be gripping as the second film was.

4/5 (4 Stars)

I hope you've enjoyed reading my movie review :D


I saw the first movie weeks ago and really like it :D Need to see this one ASAP :)


Never read the book but Catching Fire was a good movie. I found it lacking though but then again it serves as a prelude for things to come. Love the cliffhanger ending.