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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Movie Reviews

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04/03/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Medien Satire

Eigentlich müsste doch jede Frau ihr rebellisches Alter Ego aus der Teeniezeit in Jennifer Lawrence' Katniss Everdeen wiederfinden? Weibliche Verstrickungen und Hoffnungen paaren sich mit dem Willen zur Freiheit im Allgemeinen. Das alles vor dem Hintergrund einer oberflächlichen Medien- und Sozialkritik: Der post-apokalyptische Staat Panem ist einfach aufgeteilt: In der Hauptstadt Kapitol gibt es alles im Überfluss, in den zwölf Distrikten herrscht Not. Jedes Jahr zwingt die totalitäre Regierung jeweils einen Jungen und ein Mädchen aus den Distrikten zu einem perversen Spiel: Den Hunger Games: Live, vor laufenden Kameras, müssen sich die "Spieler" gegenseitig umbringen. Die Sieger der letzten Spiele hiessen Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) und Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson)...


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08/20/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" by Yojimbo

Katniss and Peeta's success in the previous games has led to them becoming a symbol for civil disobedience despite the best efforts of the establishment, so the president calls for a new tournament in which the surviving victors are sent back to the arena to fight and thereby destroy either her or her credibility. Catching Fire continues the franchise in a bigger, bolder and more spectacular manner. The themes that were really only touched on in the first film are more fully explored and we see more of the world they must inhabit. The teen-friendly gloss once again prevents any real grittiness or bleakness which makes the film still seem a little toothless considering the themes of oppression and fascistic violence, but this sequel still has more depth and style than the original. It does...

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02/01/2014 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

abrupt ending. but otherwise enjoyable

well its better than the soppy borefest that was the first movie but I am odds with this one. i was actually really enjoying it for what it is and was thinking its really good but then it just ended when it was finally getting going.
did she kill anyone before it ended? i don't think so. as with hollywood and these types of films they seem to do anything to shy away from showing violence. the whole film is the hunger games about killing to survive yet what did we actually see? not much. some monkeys some mist some water and maybe a single arrow.
its very much made for the twlight fans while pretending to be something much more darker than it actually is.
i gave it 4 stars as i did enjoy until it ended.but i hated it when it did suddenly i understand there's a 3rd part but if ...

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12/01/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

The games are NEVER in your favor!

Fans of the Hunger Games were disappointed with the first movie and rightfully so. The film was pretty good, but didn't do the book justice. With a new director for the second book, they did not make the same mistake twice. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a very loyal adaptation of the novel.

The story picks up from the first film, where Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) return to their homes in oppressive District s of Panam. Katniss's unprecedented act of near-suicide during the last Hunger Games had been seen by several citizens as an act of defiance against the government. Naturally, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) is not happy with the situation and hatches a plan to kill Katniss before she causes more unrest all over his domain. He or...

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11/25/2013 (1 of 2 found this helpful)

Review: The Hunger Games Catching Fire

The major sin of 2012's The Hunger Games (directed by Gary Ross) was that it never had a chance to truly grab the viewer and keep them gripped as our characters were facing an essentially life or death situation. It didn't take its time to develop the setting or characterizations. Katniss was a badass, sure, but that was really it. It lacked the emotional intensity that it truly needed, and when it came times for the Hunger Games, that feeling of uneasiness was never present. Plus, that shaky-cam was just dreadful. Now, in Francis Lawrence's much-better sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, everything is executed and delivered as an exact opposite of the first. This film grabs you immediately. It takes its time to develop the plot and the characters and the problems they face. Katniss ...

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11/24/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

This Fire Burns Bright

While I was happy enough with The Hunger Games when it came out, I have to admit it feel just short of my expectations. But when the buzz started rolling about Catching Fire - notably that it was better than the first film and fixed many of the issues (damn shaky camera!) that was present, I started to take notice. And, I'm happy to report, that the early reviews are correct: Catching Fire is better than the first film and is a fantastic adaptation that rises above the typical YA mold.

A big chunk of the reason Catching Fire works can be placed firmly on the shoulders of Jennifer Lawrence. Hot off her Academy Award-winning performance in Silver Linings Playbook, you would think she might put less effort into Katniss Everdeen. But that couldn't be further from the truth. If anything, sh...

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11/23/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Powerful and Thoughtful Entertainment

Is the rough economy getting you down? Frustrated with taxes? Do you hate the government? Are the feelings mutual? If this is you, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire just might be the feel-good movie of the year. It shows the audience that as bad things are for some today, it's nothing compared to what could happen in the future.

For those unfamiliar with the Hunger Games universe, there are 12 Districts, and once a year, one boy and one girl from each district are selected randomly to compete in the "Hunger Games." The Hunger Games are a barbaric fight to the death, where the lone survivor is the victor. Previous victor Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark showed some daring defiance during their year in the Hunger Games, which the Capitol is not pleased with. They are threatened b...

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