Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.
Twelve months after winning the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and her partner Peeta Mellark must go on what is known as the Victor's Tour, wherein they visit all the districts, but before leaving, Katniss is visited by President Snow who fears that Katniss defied him a year ago during the games when she chose to die with Peeta. With both Katniss and Peeta declared the winners, it is fueling a possible uprising. He tells Katniss that while on tour she better try to make sure that she puts out the flames or else everyone she cares about will be in danger.Written by
How some of the tributes became victors is in the book: Haymitch Abernathy won the 50th Hunger Games which was the 2nd Quarter Quell. There were twice as many tributes. He used the force field in his arena to kill the last tribute when her axe came back and killed her. Beetee made an electrical trap that electrocuted the other tributes. Johanna Mason pretended to be a weakling so the other tributes left her alone. When they finally decided to kill her she had an axe and showed her real strength. Finnick Odair won at age 14, the youngest victor ever. He was sent an incredibly expensive gift from a sponsor; a trident. He made a net from vines to trap, then spear the other tributes. Annie Cresta, the girl Mags volunteered for, went mad after she saw the boy tribute from district four get killed. She only won when the area became flooded and was the best swimmer. Enobaria ripped open the throat of another tribute with her teeth, which is why her teeth are filed into points. See more »
"Buttercup", Prim's beloved cat changed from a black and white tabby in the The Hunger Games (2012) to a ginger cat in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013). This is probably a different cat altogether; the cat was never referred to as "Buttercup" in the first movie. See more »
The ending of the film has the Catching Fire logo shift into the Mockingjay one to tease the future of the films. See more »
Blu-ray Disc versions of the film feature the IMAX scenes in a taller aspect ratio, thus staying more true to the original theatrical exhibition, similar to what was done with the Blu-ray releases for the Christopher Nolan Batman movies. See more »
1) Poor writing (on par with 4 out of 5 Hollywood movies these days).
This includes poor character development, unnatural dialogue, and a boring plot with no explanation of the world or characters (similar to the first, which I almost turned off). No explanation of the previous movie. (My friend hadn't seen the first. Even I saw the first and felt the dialogue was assuming too much).
2) Length - It felt like a first draft everyone was too afraid to edit down (and switch around). A shorter film (around 90 minutes) means a more concise story, and money left over in the budget to improve everything overall. From a business perspective, keeping people in their seats longer has no benefits in making the film money. Quantity does not equal quality.
3) Instead of trying to challenge or educate young people or teens (their target audience) about the world and politics by providing an intelligent story, they are doing the opposite.
Writing is the essence, which holds everything together and gives purpose. It is the mind of the film and the rest is the body. No amount of excellent sound, cinematography, good looking actors, special effects, or creative costumes can mask a poorly written or shallow story.
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