Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Movie Review: Catching Fire

"You fought very hard in the arena Ms. Everdeen."
"Thank you."
"But those were games. Would you like to be in a real war?"

Movie Rating: PG-13 for violence, language, and some sensuality
My Rating: 5 out of 5 amazing stars!
Swearing: some uses of small swear words and 2 bleeped out f-bombs
Inappropriate Scenes: Johanna strips down in an elevator. Nothing is shown. Her back is to the camera.
Run Length: 146 minutes

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

My Review:

*BAM!* The sequel to The Hunger Games begins with a bang and goes with a bang. Everything about this movie was 100 times better than the first: the acting, the script, the filming (no shaky cam!!), the set, the costumes, and the special effects. 
Reading the Catching Fire book was somewhat emotional to me, but watching this happen on screen just like how it would be in real life was heart wrenching. I was sitting through the whole movie with tears in my eyes. 
Words just cannot describe how good this movie was. It was almost exactly like the book. Lots of the actors lines were even the same word for word as what they were in the book. 
Watching Katniss's rebellion igniting around the world gave me goosebumps. Holding the tribute's hands, hanging Seneca Crane's dummy, and supporting District 11's fallen tributes families were all scenes that we get to watch come to life. Watching the districts exploding into action because they're sick and tired of being kicked around was phenomenal. Watching Katniss try to forget the games and go back into her old life was saddening. Watching Snow threaten Katniss and watching Katniss fail to convince Snow was gut wrenching. But watching Effie, Haymitch, Peeta, and Katniss finally become a team is heart warming. 
This is a very emotional movie that will stir up emotions you didn't even know you had. Please go see this movie. Please. And don't focus on how the Hunger Games is about kids killing kids as a sport. Focus on how the Hunger Games is mainly about a government out of control and people finally stood up against it.

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