146 min - Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi - 22 November 2013 (USA)
Director: Francis Lawrence
Writers: Simon Beaufoy (screenplay), Michael Arndt(screenplay)
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.
Holy flaming Mocking jay! What a fabulous movie. I took my 12 year old daughter (she has read all three books) and two of her school friends to see it at the IMAX. It is on the edge of your seat action once they hit the arena. But be warned, it is intense with a capital "I". I spent 45 minutes of the movie sitting in the lobby with a one of Holly's friends because it was to violent. Once her mom picked her up I went back in. I missed the announcement of the Quarter Quell and the reaping, but I will be going back this weekend to see what I missed.
Jennifer Lawrence was awesome in her role as Katniss. Gale was looking good as usual, but it was Peeta's time to shine and with the addition of Finnick, your tween daughters will be in heaven.
Catching Fire is emotionally powerful and brutally violent. It is definitely the upper end of PG-13, but excellent entertainment. The theater broke into applause as the credits rolled. Worth the money to see it at the theater.
5 "tick-tock" Sheep