Hunger Games – Catching Fire

Hunger Games

In last year’s ‘Hunger Games‘, Katniss escaped death, and shared her triumph with Peeta, who was totally devoted to her.  Initially, I was reluctant to watch The Hunger Games, and didn’t rush to the theatres for it, because I thought it was another ‘Twilight’. 

When I finally watch it (on ASTRO), I watched it twice. 

I seldom watch a movie twice. 

It was really a good movie.

The Hunger Games – Catching Fire

Now, Katniss and Peeta are back in Catching Fire.  The Hunger Games – Catching Fire is the second part of the Hunger Games Trilogy, featuring the award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark) and Liam Hemsworth (the brother of Chris Hemsworth of ‘Thor’)(Gale Hawthorne).

This time, we will witness the impact of the Hunger Games on their lives and the lives of the rest of the population.

If you’ve watched The Hunger Games, you will not want to miss Catching Fire. 

If you haven’t – go and get the DVD!  Even if you’ve read the book by Suzanne Collins, you will enjoy seeing the superb performances of the casts.  This is not a mere ‘teenage’ movie.  Catching Fire will touch your heart, especially when you see the sufferings of the people at most of the Districts.

I’m not going to spoil your fun, you must watch it.  This is one of those movies that will challenge our sense of empathy.

Not many such movies become a box-office, as people tend to steer away from ‘sad’ and ‘touching’ movies.

Those who have read the book informed me that the 2½ hour movie is generally faithful to the book, with minor differences and some minor characters left out.  But they are more than happy with the screen adaptation.  The Director, Francis Lawrences, who took over from the previous Director, Gary Ross, have done an excellent job.

Sincerely, I can see myself watching ‘Catching Fire’ twice.

– Hunger Games – Catching Fire

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