Catching Fire Takes Fire at Theatres

Catching Fire, the sequel to The Hunger Games, was an extremely well-casted, entertaining and accurate movie.  In the movie, the heroine, Katniss Everdeen, continues her life as a victor of the Hunger Games, and through a twist in events, ends up fighting for her life once more in the 75th annual Hunger Games. Also, the love triangle between Gale, Peeta and Katniss is developed and left as a cliff hanger.

Unlike the first movie, Catching Fire stayed true to the book and was extremely accurate. The small details that the book lovers clung to were still displayed in the movie. For Example, the first time Katniss and Peeta are seen on camera, he still falls over in the snow. The actors did a great job setting the mood, and showing the emotion that the book captured so famously. Casting directors did a fantastic job casting all of the roles in the movie. They did especially well with the roles of Effie Trinket, played by Elizabeth Banks, Haymitch Abernathy played by Woody Harrelson, Cinna played by Lenny Kravitz and Caesar Flickerman played by Stanely Tucci. All actors and actresses did an amazing job, connecting with not only their cast mates, but also with the audience. The complex imagery that the book develops was well reflected in the movie. The arena was extremely realistic as well as the country of Panem; all twelve districts and the citizens that inhabit them were extremely creative. On top of all of this, the special effects did not disappoint. They were very believable and very exciting. I would highly recommend seeing this movie especially if you are a fan of the books.