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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

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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.

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Francis Lawrence

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lawrence ... Katniss Everdeen
Liam Hemsworth ... Gale Hawthorne
Jack Quaid ... Marvel
Taylor St. Clair ... Ripper
Sandra Ellis Lafferty ... Greasy Sae (as Sandra Lafferty)
Woody Harrelson ... Haymitch Abernathy
Josh Hutcherson ... Peeta Mellark
Paula Malcomson ... Katniss' Mother
Willow Shields ... Primrose Everdeen
Donald Sutherland ... President Snow
Elizabeth Banks ... Effie Trinket
Bruce Bundy ... Octavia
Nelson Ascencio ... Flavius
Lenny Kravitz ... Cinna
Stanley Tucci ... Caesar Flickerman
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Storyline

Twelve months after winning the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and her partner Peeta Mellark must go on what is known as the Victor's Tour, wherein they visit all the districts, but before leaving, Katniss is visited by President Snow who fears that Katniss defied him a year ago during the games when she chose to die with Peeta. With both Katniss and Peeta declared the winners, it is fueling a possible uprising. He tells Katniss that while on tour she better try to make sure that she puts out the flames or else everyone she cares about will be in danger. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hunger Games 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$158,074,286, 24 November 2013

Gross USA:

$424,668,047

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$865,011,746
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Color Force, Lionsgate See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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When Gale is brought into the house to be treated for the lashings across his back Katniss' mother pours what appears to be alcohol over Gale's back. After setting down the glass flask, Haymitch picks it up and pours himself a drink but when Katniss takes the flask back and sets it back on the table it has more liquid than when it was placed on the table by Katniss' mother. See more »

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[first lines]
Gale Hawthorne: [as Katniss almost shoots him] Whoa, whoa. Easy. Saw some turkeys on the way here. Crossed right in front of me like I wasn't even there.
Katniss Everdeen: How rude of them.
Gale Hawthorne: That's what happens. You spend six days a week working in the mines and stupid birds start to think they own these woods.
[brief pause]
Gale Hawthorne: When's the tour leave?
Katniss Everdeen: Couple hours.
Gale Hawthorne: Well, let's go.
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The CGI Games
25 November 2013 | by GodofGSXR1977See all my reviews

This film was nearly 3 hours of an emo Cabbage Patch Doll delivering monotone monologues to other angst-ridden emo teens in strange outfits.

But seriously, I was just hoping for the film to exceed its predecessor and it did on some levels but was just flat out SLOW & full of unnecessary and random scenes. They could have cut out several of the pointless character-intros and had a much more powerful film. I mean, do we really need to see a tedious action sequence of people fixing up a man's whipped body? I guess that was for the ladies.

Now, I do like how they are going for the 1984-feel, and I realize this is based on a book (I did not read) ... But this film's universe DOES NOT feel lived in whatsoever. Not only is it too reliant on CGI spectacle, but it does not challenge the viewers to any serious moral questions. It has chances to do so but follows the movie cliché of thinking the audience is too dumb to swallow anything besides Black Vs. White, bad guys are bad, good guys are completely innocent in every way, paradigm.

And maybe they describe this world better in the book but it is absolutely ridiculous to think that the only thing this society ever talks about 24/7 is the HUNGER GAMES. Really? This prospering government with endless resources and military power spends their every living moments talking about the annual hunger games? Where are the factories or businesses that profit on the war toys or the amazing fashion technology, architecture, transportation, etc? They absolutely push the limits of dumb by pretending this world would be so obsessed with the hunger games instead of other issues in their very vast infrastructure. Just not sure how any society could thrive over anyone when their only concern in the world is the stupid annual game where emo teens kill each other. Okay, the have "sponsors" which are not really discussed in this film but they could have at least explained why the only thing on TV is talk about these stupid games. Just saying, it is a paper thin reality, unlike a more detailed universe like Harry Potter or LOTR.

5/10 because it had some intriguing action, interesting twists, and funny CGI monkeys. Me like CGI.


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