I stand in the minority in that I was seriously disappointed with last year’s Hunger Games film. Too soft and pretty much no character other than Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) was given any decent time to make an impression. As a result I thought the film gave us a sterile and unemotional glimpse of the story, with no real heart and no real insight into how difficult and oppressive both everyday life AND the games themselves are.
“THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen 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 prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE is directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.”
With a new director and new (superior) writers, Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3, Little Miss Sunshine) & Simon Beaufoy(Slumdog Millionaire, 127 hours) we are hoping for a much better film this timearound.And for those that liked the other film anyway, well you’ll be getting a better film too."