The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the sequel to The Hunger Games and sees Jennifer Lawrence reprising her role as Katniss Everdeen, the girl on fire. This next chapter in the story seems darker and more mature. I have not read the books, so I am not sure, but it also seems more about a revolution than the games, which seems very interesting.
One of my biggest problems with the first movie was its scale. It could have been a great science fiction film, but instead focused more on the relationship between Katniss and Peeta, which is probably how it was in the books. However, this second movie seems to be less about those two and more about the world they live in. I’m excited to see how this story plays out. I am also excited to see Philip Seymour Hoffman enter this story. His presence is always felt in every movie.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens November 22, 2013.