Catching Fire sets sparks


Catching Fire debuts into theaters on November 22, 2013.

Taylor Felver, Ranger Review Reporter

Catching Fire, the sequel to the Hunger Games series made its debut on November 22, 2013 and is directed by Francis Lawrence. The next movie in this series brings more drama, more excitement, and more money than the first movie, proving its worth in the movie industry.

Catching Fire came out into theatres just in time for the holidays and is a must see. The movie opens on Katniss Everdeen and her victory tour with Peeta  Mellark. Through the chaos of being threatened by President Snow, Katniss must convince the districts that she is madly in love with Peeta and reassure the people to keep them from rebelling.

As a plot twist, the 75th Hunger Games or Quarter Quell as it’s also known as, is to be with existing victors of previous Hunger Games, so they can fight to the death and extinguish every chance of rebellion.

Katniss is aghast and petrified knowing she has to go back into the Games. But her fear quickly turns into a hate for the capital and its system. She meets other victors even making some alliances, and is dressed to impress through the beginning ceremonies.  The Games begin and Katniss’s allies and enemies are quickly established.

For those who have read the books, Catching Fire the movie follows closely to its roots with the exception of some minor adjustments. The people who haven’t read the books are in for a special treat with a surprise ending.

Jennifer Lawrence who plays Katniss Everdeen does a spectacular job in her character’s portrayal. The audience feels every emotion Katniss goes through and every fear she must overcome and that is what makes the movie special. While Katniss continues to grow into an icon of rebellion, audiences wait for the much anticipated part one of Mockingjay to debut in theaters in fall of 2014.