movie: hunger games: catching fire

Movie: Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Hunger Games 2: Hungrier Games

I’d appreciated the first movie on Blue Ray (though as it turns out I haven’t blogged about it), and thought the second was worth experiencing on the big screen. The reviews had been positive, and my hopes were high.

Overall, they were met. It’s a movie on a larger scale than the previous one – the dystopia is better defined, the hopelessness of living under a totalitarian government is more strongly evoked. Overall, it’s a satisfying emotional journey, albeit one that ends too abruptly and leaves you waiting for the sequel(s) in subsequent years.

Jennifer Lawrence for the most part disappears into her role as the protagonist, the gender roles are – for the most part – reversed from what we’ve come to expect from Hollywood, and Woody Harrelson is in the cast: an argument in itself to see the film.

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