The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

By Lisa K. Navarro

 

MORE LIKE CATCHING FIRE, BECAUSE THAT MOVIE WAS SCORCHING!

I know it’s the same title, but give me a break. I’m exhausted because I just got back from the midnight premiere of The Hunger Games:Catching Fire! This movie was wonderfully out of control.

 

If you haven’t seen the first installment of The Hunger Games, shame unto you. Go watch it now, then come back to this exact spot. I’ll give you a second. OK, now that you’re all caught up, I will be revealing NO SPOILERS. Go see the movie. You won’t regret it, and here are some reasons why:

 

1. FIERY CINEMATOGRAPHY: It was filmed in a beautiful location, and all violence was tastefully portrayed. Yay for appropriate use of violence! (What does that even mean?)

 

2. HOT ACTORS: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth all reprise their roles as Katniss, Peeta, and Gale, respectively. Not too tough on the eyes.

 

3. SPARKED TENSION: There is a mystery overlapping a love triangle overlapping a societal revolution. There is NO SHORTAGE of twists and turns in this plot!

 

4. HEATED EMOTIONS: You will laugh (hard), cry (hard), and gasp (often). The last one was a bit off, but what wasn’t off was that ROLLER COASTER OF EMOTIONS!

 

Let’s face it. All we really want to know is who Katniss chooses in the end; Peeta or Gale?! Well, I guess we will have to wait until the final movie. Fortunately for the fans, that is two more to go! What team are you? Cool. What team am I? TEAM KATNISS. THIS GIRL RULES ALL, AND THAT’S ALL I NEED FOR CLOSURE!