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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Last night I was in the mood to watch the second installment of The Hunger Games, Catching Fire. Having read this trilogy, I thought this second book was the best. This is not common because the second books of trilogies are typically not the best of the series. Again I found that the book was followed closely, and it was generally well done. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire again stars  Jennifer LawrenceJosh HutchersonLiam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, and Donald Sutherland.

After their success at the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss (Lawrence) and Peeta (Hutcherson) have returned to District 12 to relax before being sent off on a victory tour to help President Snow (Sutherland) and the Capitol convince the demoralized districts that all is well with the world. Haunted by her previous Hunger Games experience and troubled by her incomplete relationship with Gale (Hemsworth), Katniss is weary because she is forced to play the role of contented girlfriend to Peeta as she hears rumblings of a rebellion developing in the Districts. Aided by Haymitch (Harrelson) and Effie (Elizabeth Banks), Katniss and Peeta attempt to carry out their duty, selling romance as Snow and gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) prepare the Quarter Quell, a test of survival that involves previous winners of the Hunger Games.  As the ordeal plays out in a tropical location, Katniss is urged to form alliances with her fellow competitors to survive Plutarch’s game arena that contains plenty of surprises meant to kill her off, ending her transformation into a revolutionary figure. 

I enjoyed this movie; thus, I recommend that you see it if you are into The Hunger Games.

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