Friday, November 29, 2013
Movie Review: Catching Fire
One of my favorite things about this time of year is the movies and I have been waiting very patiently for this particular release! Be warned my review is mostly a love fest and I am trying to not spoil anything for anyone.
First, I loved the amount of time dedicated to understanding Katniss and Peeta's lives since winning the games in the last movie. I also appreciated getting to see what life is like in some of the districts while they were on their victory tour. In fact, my only significant critique of the movie was too little time spent on explaining the seeds of the revolution instead we only get glimpses of revolutionary acts. I thought the writers/director did a nice job balancing the emotions Katniss feels for both Gale and Peeta throughout the movie. As with the last movie, I loved the casting for the other tributes and the time spent letting us get to know them on some level. I was thrilled so little time was spent in the arena and that we only got glimpses of the violence. I believe this decision also helped people who had not read the books make sense of the ending which to be frank was abrupt but leaves no doubt there will be a third movie! HOORAH!
If you've seen the movie please share your thoughts, if not have you seen other movies you liked recently?
~Posted by Sheri