Sunday, 8 December 2013

Movie Review:- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Catching Fire 




Cast:

Jennifer Lawrence                       Katniss Everdeen
Josh Hutcherson                          Peeta Mellark
Liam Hemsworth                         Gale Hawthorne
Sam Claflin                                  Finnick Odair

Rest Of The Cast :

Woody Harrelson                        Haymitch Abernathy
Elizabeth Banks                           Effie Trinket
Lenny Kravitz                              Cinna
Philip Seymour Hoffman              Plutarch Heavensbee
Jeffrey Wright                              Beetee Latier
Stanley Tucci                               Caesar Flickerman
Donald Sutherland                       President Coriolanus Snow
Toby Jones                                 Claudius Templesmith
Jena Malone                               Johanna Mason
Lynn Cohen                                Mags

Directed by Francis Lawrence
Produced by Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik
Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy, Michael deBruyn
Based on Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Whole Cast

Plot:


Sparks are igniting.
Flames are spreading.
And the Capitol wants revenge.

Catching Fire!! Well, what can I say? This book/movie is PERFECTION. Written by Suzanne Collins it’s the second book in the Hunger Games Trilogy. The story continues where it ended in the first book; the two celebrated star-crossed lovers of District 12, victors of the 74th Annual Hunger Games; Katniss Everdeen & Peeta Mellark are back home and not so lovey dovey anymore (It was all for the Games! *Poor Peeta*). Also the smoking hot childhood friend Gale Hawthorn has declared his undying love to Katniss. In the midst of this love triangle comes the cold as ice President Snow, threatening to blow up her town if Katniss doesn’t convince him and the districts of her love for Peeta, as there is a rebellion gradually taking momentum around the districts due to her defiance in the arena. People consider her as a symbol; “The Mockingjay”. Katniss and Peeta continue with the love charade on their Victory Tour but to no avail. The spark of revolution has been ignited and its not going to be extinguished. President Snow as a result announces the Third Quarter Quell where ‘tributes from each district are to be chosen from the existing pool of victors.’ a.k.a A live telecast of Katniss’s execution on national television. It leads to so many confusing, heart aching and shocking events which can only be found out if you read the book ( or see the new movie).

Katniss Everdeen,Peeta Mellark

Summary: 

It is a true young-adult thriller with everything you can think of. Government oppression? Check. Dystopian Storyline? Check. Love triangle? Check. Awesome Outfits? Check. Blood-sucking Vampires? Um, no. But we have President Snow who figuratively speaking is a blood-sucker, so yeah. We have Finnick Odair for you, who’ll make you drool all over his sugar cubes. Also Johanna Mason, Mags and a list full of new characters who’ll win your heart in a jiffy. For those of you who have read the first book it is going to be a treat! For those who have not, well read the first one or see the movie otherwise you won’t understand anything. If a fictional world can be so not awful yet so good, how can one stay away?

Review:

My review is for the book as well as for the movie. Both are so amazing, that they’re officially my favorite book and movie ever! You’ll have lots to fangirl over in this one. The charming Finnick Odair tops the list. Great casting in the movie too. Finnick (Sam Claflin) will make you laugh and cry at the same time. Josh Hutcherson as Peeta never had my approval, and maybe never will. He’s short. Period. Academy Award winner, Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss is so full of strength and height that we simply can’t make Josh and Jen match. Anyway, other than that the movie is bang on! True to the book and well planned and executed. See it in the cinemas near you. Jennifer Lawrence shows the potential she has and gives a sparkling performance. This girl is on FIRE!


" Only one word sums it up, INTENSE everything just felt more. "

The compassion, threats, action, betrayal, gestures, words all of it. This has to be the reason why it is so addictive. As expected from this series we are in for a ride. Some things are hinted out, but the full affect of what is going on isn't totally revealed till the very end.

Read and Watch it! It’s worth your time and money.

My Rating: ****1/2

Reviewed By : Fouzia Umer
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