‘Catching Fire’ delivers a surefire blockbuster

By Desiree Lopez

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

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

“Catching Fire” is the sequel to the box office hit “The Hunger Games.”

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” follows the courageous Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, who was the winner for Dwistrict 12 in the first “Hunger Games,”  and now trying to live a somewhat normal life.

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

The antagonist of the film President Snow, played by Donald Sutherland, soon comes back  into Everdeen’s life.

Catching Fire  written by Suzanne Collins, author of the “Hunger Games” trilogies.

The movie was 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, played by Liam Hemsworth.

The entertaining and eccentric talk show host Caesar Flickerman, played by Stanley Tucci, makes an appearance.

Sam Claflin, played by Finnick Odair, is a new character that adds to the action in this breathtaking – jaw-dropping film.

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

Hutcherson brings 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,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.

Catching Fire is rated PG-13 due to violence, sexual content, language, and alcohol/drug use.

The film is now playing in theatres.

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