Saturday, November 23, 2013

Movie Review: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire

When I reviewed the first film, I hadn’t read the book, but after I saw it, I went through the trilogy within a week! This is by far is one of my top favorite trilogies! To go and live it again in the Cinema is amazing! This is why I love it when they turn books into successful films! It doesn’t always work, but this one, it’s just perfect!

So the story continues for Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), the Girl on Fire and Baker Boy, Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) after they won the 74th Hunger Games. They start with the Victor’s Tour and somehow end up on the bad side of President Snow (Donald Sutherland). He is mad and he is furious, so naturally for the 75th Hunger Games, he brings all the old Victors back into the arena, just to show them all who’s in control. A wise move or not? Well, that’s something for you to find while you watch.

I dunno about the rest of the trilogy fans, but I am ecstatic and happy, because all of my favorites parts in the book played before me in the screen! I just hate it when they sometimes have to cut good scenes to fit the whole plot in the 2 hours film.

The movie was so awesome and it just so exciting! My favorite part to watch was when Katniss dress turned into the mockingjay! That was so beautiful and the Arena!! Oh man! They really make it real!! To live through the Hunger Games all over again is so thrilling. It’s better for us of course, cus it’s not real, but I didn’t notice the time, the whole film just flew by! It’s that good, you’re so in it, that when it stops, you remember you’re at the movies.

I loved loved Jennifer portray of Katniss. If you haven’t read the book, this is who Katniss is, she’s strong but vulnerable. She is confused of whom to love between Peeta and Gale (Liam Hemsworth). So if you see Jennifer’s face, that’s Katniss. You really really have to read the books! On the other hand, Josh who played Peeta, was a bit stiff. Peeta for me is one of my favorite characters I have ever read in a book. His true character is so strong and powerful and his love for Katniss is so beautiful, fierce and magical. That wasn’t clear enough in the film. They have to fix it for the third film! My other favorite character in the book is the handsome charming, Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin) the victor from district 4. I love him and I’m happy that Sam wasn’t disappointing in his role. He nailed it!

There is not a lot to say about this film. It’s just so inspiring. I loved the books. I’ll say it over and over again. It’s not just about the love story or the excitement of all the twists and turns of the plot. It’s on how Suzanne Collins, the writer of the trilogy depicted on the subject of survivor guilt and post trauma syndromes. It’s so gripping to just read on and see how Katniss’ character developed. The hurt and pain of going through two hunger games and a revolution is explored throughout the books. It's so emotionally hooking. 

Never mind me, just a bookworm and an aspiring writer yapping on character’s development. Anyway, the movie is amazing! It’s soooo soooo good, so go watch it. If you saw the first one, you’ll love this too and if you didn’t, buy it, rent it or borrow it, then head to Cinema to watch this one.

Till the next one!

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  1. Nice review Kemz. I'm truly excited about how the next two films are going to play out, especially how they leave us with this ending.

    1. Thanks Dan … I really can't wait for the next ones. Just happy they cut it in 2 films, so they take their time with the story line. We'll see how it goes!