Hi guys! Here is my review for Catching Fire, the movie AND the book, which I originally wrote for the school newspaper. This review has been edited SEVERAL times unlike my other reviews. Hope you like it!
“Catching Fire,” the newly released movie and the sequel to “The Hunger Games,” was one of the most anticipated movies of 2013. The expectations for the second movie were high because of the success of the first movie, which was the film adaptation of the first book in the trilogy. Those expectations were definitely met, and the result was a sequel that blew people away and has a rating of 8.2 stars on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
In this action-packed sequel to “The Hunger Games,” author Suzanne Collins wrote a book that leaves readers dying for the last book. This was a great sequel, and it was interesting to move out of District 12 and see the other districts, and the rebellion starting up. The whole process of getting prepared for the Games again was a little repetitive but at least it wasn’t as detailed as it was in the first book.
In the book “Catching Fire,” Katniss and Peeta have won the games. After the Victory Tour, they will return to their normal lives, or so they thought. President Snow views Katniss’s berry trick as a sign of rebellion, inspiring uprisings in the districts. Not all the districts believe the “star-crossed lovers” act that Katniss and Peeta are putting on. But if she doesn’t make everyone believe that the love between her and Peeta is real, President Snow has threatened to hurt the people Katniss cares about most. And with the Quarter Quell coming up, no one knows what the special twist in the Games will be.
In the film adaptation of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” the same incredible actors are back portraying the characters people know and love. After the success of the first film and the book series, fans were hyped for this new movie. “The Hunger Games” was a great movie, but “Catching Fire” is even better. With more action, effects and suspense, the film definitely lived up to the book with only a few differences. One example is the portrayal of the arena exactly like it was described in the book. With the incredible costumes and sets, “Catching Fire” was undoubtedly one of the best movies of 2013. Fans everywhere will be pulling their hair out waiting for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1” in November 2014 and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2” in November 2015.
My next review will probably be The House of Hades by Rick Riordan. I will not be active on this blog from February 12-17.