‘Catching Fire’ leaves audience wanting more

By Desiree Lopez

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is a great piece of work that gives a daring lead role to young girl instead of a man.

The Hunger Games does a great job making the audience feel as if they know each character personally.

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is the sequel to the box office hit “The Hunger Games.” “Catching Fire” follows the courageous Katniss Everdeen played by Jennifer Lawrence, the winner for district twelve in the first “Hunger Games,” who is now trying to live a somewhat normal life.

She soon finds out that her romance is fake with Peeta Mellark, played by Josh Hutcherson, is something she is never going to be able to live down.

As the antagonist of the film President Snow, played by Donald Sutherland, will soon come back to into Everdeen’s life.

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” was written by Suzanne Collins, who was the author of the “Hunger Games” trilogies. The movie directed by Francis Lawrence, who also directed “Water for Elephants.” The two make a great team and give the audience something to talk about.

The colorful and vivid outfits worn by some of the characters bring the film to life, and give it a unique memorable look.

Although the beginning of the film starts off slow, thirty minutes into the film the dynamics of the film start to change.

The majority of the actors in the first film return, such as Everdeen’s lover Gale Hawthorne, who is played by Liam Hemsworth. The entertaining and eccentric talk show host Caesar Flickerman, played by Stanley Tucci, also makes an appearance.

There are many new faces, such as Sam Claflin, played by Finnick Odair, and other characters that add a lot of action in this breathtaking and jaw dropping film.

Jennifer Lawrence out does herself again, playing a strong confident young girl, whose character is faced with adversities that seem impossible to overcome.

Hutcherson reminds America why he was considered a heartthrob by bringing life to his character, while being that sweet, but brave young man.

The filmmaker does a great job making the characters seem human, by giving the audience compelling insight on each character.

Unlike the first part of the trilogy which shows a lighter side to Everdeen’s character, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is full of darkness and more realistic special effects.

The film runs for two and a half hours but the surprising ending leaves the audience hungry for more.

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is rated PG-13 due to violence, sexual content, language, and alcohol/drug use.

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