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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Posted on 12.11.2013


>> The world that comes alive on the screen is an insane, dystopian society that exploits its young adults to fight to death. That being said, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” was spellbinding.  Based off the book series of the same name, which I enjoy, I found protagonist Katniss to be too whiny in them. In the movie version of “Catching Fire,” she is the opposite. She does not spend time bemoaning how hard it is to be trapped between two men in the Peeta/Gale love triangle. Instead, she channels her anger at the situation into making her a positive female role model who takes charge. Nowhere is this more evident than when she is thrown back into the Hunger Games.  This time, though, she has to face the victors of past games, victors who won by killing their opponents, not by threatening to commit suicide. Despite a few minor details being left out, the tone of the book is transferred to the screen perfectly. I recommend “Catching Fire” to anyone looking for a great movie.


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