Wednesday, February 03, 2016
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a worthy follow up to the first installment of the trilogy (which greedy Hollywood turned into four movies). I actually enjoyed it more than the first one.
Jennifer Lawrence still shines as Katniss Everdeen, and she and Josh Hutcherson show some real chemistry onscreen. Both are very talented actors.
This episode also introduces us to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman's Plutarch Heavensbee, a character he never finished playing due to his premature death.
Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, and Stanley Tucci reprise their roles, but it's Donald Sutherland who really has the juiciest role.
The Bottom Line: If you're a fan of the franchise or have seen the first movie, you won't be disappointed by the second episode. It's well developed and delivers plenty of intrigue.