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Monday, December 9, 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Movie Review

The Good: The plot surely thickens this time around. We have an extra element to the story line that hints towards a much bigger event that's about to unfold. The opponents, all the Victors from The Hunger Games in the past are much more difficult than ever before. The obstacles and perils they face are definitely more Victors have to face are more dangerous and a bit more suspenseful.

The Bad: Even though the ante was turned up a bit with more dangerous opponents and difficult challenges, it seems as though they were hurried along. We meet the new opponents but, unlike in the first film, they don't seem properly developed. It's like we're just told "Those guys are really smart, and those guys are really mean, and those guys can hide really well."

The Reason: There doesn't seem to be much to say about this movie because it honestly didn't feel like a sequel. It felt more like a part 1.5 rather than a part 2. After watching it all, I simply felt like the whole movie was just setup for the next upcoming movie. (And yes they leave you hanging at the end) There are no after credit scenes, so don't waste your time looking for them. With all that said, the movie wasn't bad at all. It was pretty good if you're a fan of the genre, the books, or just the first movie. I would probably just suggest that this movie be viewed as a rental...maybe even when the 3rd movie comes out so that way you can just watch them in succession. Good movie, but not worth the rush to the theaters because it's a movie that spends so much time setting up the next movie, it doesn't do well as a stand alone movie.

The Rating: 7/10