The Hunger Games: Catching Fire released Nov. 22, the much-anticipated sequel to 2012’s The Hunger Games. Jennifer Lawrence and Co. return to play Katniss Everdeen and Co., and are learning the hard way that surviving the 74th Hunger Games was the easy part. Catching Fire is faced with a triple threat: being a good sequel, being a good adaptation, and making a decent showing of itself as a late-year blockbuster candidate. So will Catching Fire be the sequel on fire, or is it trying to save its skin, nothing more?
And she comes with a bow and arrows and a tiny mockingjay pin. SQUEEEEAL.
This past weekend, The Hunger Games raked in over $155 million in box office revenue, and while reviews have been mostly positive, there seemed to be a number of idiotic movie goers who thought the movie had too many black people. Even though the relationship of race and class is a central theme to the story. You just can’t stop stupid, unless I suppose with a well-placed arrow.
The Hunger Games, the first of hopefully several movies based on the popular book series, has finally been released amidst much fanfare and kicks off the summer movie season. Many have been eagerly anticipating its release, while some are dubbing it Twilight: Part Deux. So is Hunger Games the movie on fire, or just another Tribute?