‘Catching Fire’ begins as Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark return home after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games. They embark on the Victor’s Tour of the districts as a rebellion begins to simmer throughout. The Capitol is still very much in control of the country, however, as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell).
First, it looks good. I like that they are focusing on the early political intrigue, which drives much of the second book instead of the games themselves. Second, ‘Catching Fire’ is a tough nut to crack as a movie for many reasons I won’t share here due to spoilers and all that. I’m mostly interested in the mechanics of how they solve some of the adaptation challenges. Third, why didn’t they show any new characters like Finnick?
Directed by Francis Lawrence. Coming to theaters November 22nd.