I honestly expected myself to ignore these movies. I really did. But then my mom wanted to see it and I thought “Fuck it, I’ll do it”. So I did. I thought the first one was…okay. Then one day my mom came home with the DVD for Catching Fire and thought we could watch that some day. And that day came. So what did I think of it?
Well read my review to know.
Ladies and dudes…Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
The story is set one year after the first movie. Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) won by being really fucking clever. And they are about to go on their victory tour. But in the background, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) and the new guy Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman, R.I.P) plan on the Quarter quell where previous winners of the games will be chosen to compete in the Games and then murder each other in horribly brutal fashions. While at the same time a revolution is starting among the districts. More I’m not gonna say because that would be spoilers. But I can say that my personal favorite character Haymitch (Woody Harrelson) is making his glorious return! The story is honestly only good (at least for me) during the parts including everything with the revolution/rebellion. But the romance parts I have no fucking care for what-so-fucking-ever.
The characters are the same as in the first movie. But with a few additions. The only additions I really care for are the ones of Plutarch (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Beetee (Jeffrey Wright) mainly because they are awesome in different ways.
The music in this movie are the typical orchestrations that you usually hear in action/adventure movies of this style. So it is…better than okay but so stereotypical for this type of thing that it is difficult calling it good. Even though it is.
One thing I want to mention is the fact that the unnecessary shaky-cam that they used every fucking second in the previous movie is gone. THANK FUCKING CHRIST. Just wanted to mention that…thank you.
The reception this movie got was what you would expect…pretty much every teen who saw this loved it. While adults with a sense of a decent movie were skeptical but still liked it. Roger Ebert unfortunately couldn’t say anything about this because he sadly passed away a few months prior to the release of the movie.
This movie got a lot of things going for it like action and some good acting. Mainly from Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson and Philip Seymour Hoffman. But everything else are clichés and stuff we have seen/heard a bunch of times. So my score for this movie will be 7.56/10. So I am not sure if you should buy or stream. Eh, what the hell…buy at your own risk.
This was my odd-ass review of Hunger Games: Catching Fire.