Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) is back with the second adaptation of The Hunger Games Trilogy.
Catching Fire is a wonderful addition to the first film and it has definitely stayed true to the book and true to the characters that the readers created in their minds when reading the series. I am always sceptical when I watch adaptations because most film makers ignore some of the important points in the book and leave them out of the film. Catching Fire was an exception to this. It was exactly like the book! The first Hunger Games left out a couple of key points but the film contained all of the plot points that were needed to tell Katniss’ story.
The story takes place in a futuristic place of Panem, where people live in districts and teenagers compete in a televised fight to the death called The Hunger Games. In the first book we are introduced to this concept and follow Katniss as she wins The Hunger Games alongside Peeta Melark (Josh Hutcherson), a boy from the bakery who also lives in district 12. The Capitol, who are in charge of the games were not best pleased with the stunt that the two young teenagers pulled and their act of rebellion would definitely come back to haunt them this time round.
President Snow, still in charge, decides to hold a Quarter Quell for the 75th Hunger Games, which means that victors from all of the games compete together. There are some new quirky characters in the second film, Katniss and Peeta fight, holding hands, pretending to be in love for the sake of both of their lives. This Hunger Games was set in a tropical jungle, the challenges that they face are even more dangerous than before. Catching Fire is a step up from the first, Mocking Jay is hoping to be even better. There are rumours that the final film will be split in two parts. I can’t believe that I have to wait another year to see Mockingjay in the cinema.
Catching Fire is an excellent film, the book, written by Suzanne Collins is equally excellent. The perfect young adult fiction series since Harry Potter in my opinion. Collins has created her own franchise, just like JK Rowling. I really believe in The Hunger Games franchise and I know that it will carry on being successful.
If you love the books or just want to see a fantastic action-filled exciting adventure then Catching Fire is for you. This film adaptation exceeded my expectations and more.
It definitely will not disappoint you!
The Hunger Games is the latest phenonmenon at the moment and I was keen to join the craze. The book is the number one best seller in the shops at the moment and it really doesn’t surprise me. The book is a wonderful adventure from start to finish. I couldn’t put the book down and read it in just two days. The main story is about a young girl Katniss Everdeen who volunteers to be the tribute from District 12 in the country of Panem when her little sister Prim unfortunatley gets selected. She knows in that moment that she has to take part in the 74th Hunger Games against 23 other tributes to fight to the death.
I don’t usually like science fiction but with all the hype around the books I had to see for myself what the book was like. Filled with love, heartache, death and revenge The Hunger Games is brilliantly plotted and perfectly paced with constant suspense throughout the entire novel. I felt emotionally attached to the characters, I found the plot easy to follow and by the end of the first book I was itching to get the second in the trilogy. The book definitely exceeded my expectations and it’s a book that I will read over and over again. With a proud place on my book shelf this was my favourite book of the year so far.
Society has already predicted a big success with The Hunger Games and is hoping for another craze like the Harry Potter phenomenon. I know it has the potential to do just that! The film was almost identical to the book too, it’s sometimes hard to get the two so similar but I feel this was achieved. It’s certainly a book to remember and I give it a five star rating! Go and buy this book and I know you will not regret it. Let the games begin!