‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ review
By Jerrison Oracion, Contributor
In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) return from a Victory Tour around Panem only to find out they have to participate in a special all-stars edition of the Hunger Games called the Quarter Quell.
The people in charge say the games are called for because of a “wrinkle” in The Hunger Games Act, but they are also a way for President Coriolanus Snow (Donald Sutherland) to hurt Katniss or force her to work with him because he fears she could start a revolution. Snow works with the Quarter Quell game maker, Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman), to try to accomplish this.
The structure of the film is similar to the previous Hunger Games movie. The first few minutes involves Katniss and Peeta dealing with what happened to Rue in the last film. There were a lot of twists in the movie and it ends with a hint of what’s coming in the next sequel and the film’s theme song, “Atlas,” performed by Coldplay.
Jena Malone is brilliant in her portrayal of Johanna Mason, the District 7 Tribute, and could get an Oscar nomination for her performance.