The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Duh: Um, yes I went to the midnight premier, and yes it was amazing, and yes I am very tired now.
The Story: It stayed so true to the book. I was very impressed and happy with how this movie turned out. Katniss was injured but still strong, Peeta was dashing and wonderful, and Gale was swoon-y. It all just fit so well! There was a bit I could tell got rushed in comparison to the book, but setting comparisons aside, the pace of the movie almost perfectly matched the book. The training facility looked pretty cool and the casting for the other tributes did not disappoint! Effie was one of the surprising favorites for me in this movie as was Johanna. In love that’s all I can say without letting this get too out of hand.
The Arena: Some of the segments of the arena got left out. Before you huff and puff about it, remember that this movie did not need to be a million hours long. The effects were extremely well done and I loved the creativity in their creation.
The Love: This was far less cheesy than it seemed in the book, but it is very weird watching so much kissing when that’s not what the story is supposed to be about. I need to do some re-reading, but this was the only part that got slightly mushy.
Overall: See it. Just get over the hype and hysteria surrounding this movie and see it. You won’t be disappointed and it’s a wonderful part 2 in this series.