The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.
Katniss has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark.
Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts.
Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow (Donald Sutherland) prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.
I personally did not enjoy this movie as much as the first installment. But in it's defense, I have been informed that if you are a fan and avid-reader of the book series; you would be more than impressed.
Not enough action for me, but there will definitely be a next film to hope for improvement on that front.
The Hunger Games (2012)
In order to control future rebellions remembering the past rebellion, the Powers That Be of the dystopian society of Panem force two youngsters from each of the twelve districts to participate in The Hunger Games.
The rules are very simple: the twenty-four players must kill each other and survive in the wilderness until only one wins by surviving. The games are broadcast through the Capital and the twelve districts to entertain and intimidate the population.
In District 12, the teenager Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is a great hunter and archer. When her younger sister Primrose (Willow Shields) is selected as one of the representatives of their district, Katniss volunteers to take her place in the games. Together with Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), they head by train to the Capital to be trained for the brutal game.
From start to finish, The Hunger Games grabbed our attention and refused to let go.