The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

In a sequel to the book by Suzanne Collins of “The Hunger Games”, then came this 6 1/2 out of a 10 star movie. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, and Donald Sutherland return as their recurring characters in the Hunger Games saga in this sequel. Only this time, since Wes Bentley as the previous game maker died by those poison berries, then came a new Gamemaker. Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee, who volunteered in this as he did a great performance. This and ‘Mockingjay’ were his last performances before he died. This and the final chapter were dedicated to the loving memory of him.

Since the 74th Annual Hunger Games, things have changed a bit as Katniss and Peeta were on a victory tour in the winter. When President Snow made a visit at Katniss’ house and her family, he warned her for what she did last year. He even told her there might be a spark of a revolution coming up. So she remained silent.

During the victory tour, people in districts have been doing the Mockingjay whistle and the three finger Mockingjay call as they would wish for her. However, to those who do that will get shot. White armoured soldiers known as Peacekeepers were seen in the first movie as they held sticks and shields. Like if they are riot guards. This time, they became armed and serious as they held handguns, flamethrowers, and assault rifles. They did had flying vehicles in the first movie, but these vehicles were armed like warships. Not much road vehicles were in the first as they were seen mostly in this sequel. Things have changed a year later as things were serious.

This was a sign of revolution as there were many riots in districts as they have been writing messages and doing the Mockingjay picture. President Snow was furious. Gale was even beaten up by the commander as Peacekeepers have ruined things for what people had in District 12. Gale was aided well. Before the tour ended, Katniss and Peeta were introduced to the new Gamemaker, Plutarch Heavensbee as he looked great. Did made a great dance with Katniss. How did he became the new Gamemaker? Like Katniss, he volunteered.

Summer came as President Snow made an announcement. Every 25 years in the Hunger Games, there was championship final called a Quarter Quell. That was when Katniss and Peeta had to return to the Capitol, and face the champions. And they did. They made some friends they would trust like Beetee, Johanna, Finnick, and Annie as the 75th Annual Hunger Games began for this Third Quarter Quell. They did faced some problems before this began as the games were still on, as how Katniss was dressed up as a Mockingjay and how the dressmaker was beaten by the Peacekeepers. For what he did on the Mockingjay dress.

There were killer baboons, poison gas, high tides, blood flowing out of nowhere, as the stadium they were in was like a clock. Some tributes where killed in this, as there was a tree that can deal with electricity. When she fired an arrow with an electric wire, she shot it upwards as power went out throughout the stadium. The stadium was crumbling around them, as Beetee, Finnick and Katniss were rescued by Haymitch and Plutarch. Plutarch is a rebel against Snow as he rescued them, but Peeta, Annie and Johanna were taken to the Capitol.

With Gale, they were in a underground base known as District 13 as they were there with other people from District 12, when bombers firebombed District 12 after the games. It was all gone. Destroyed. Almost 1,000 people made it out as 10,000 died in the attack on District 12. With Katniss furious, the revolution had just begun!

That will happen, in the final chapter of the Hunger Games saga. “Mockingjay” in two parts.

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