Catching Fire is a must see

Meghan Foster Veritas Staff

The newest movie in The Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire, was released on Friday, Nov. 22.

This movie stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne and Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair.

Catching Fire tells the story of the quarter Quell, in which two victors, one male and one female, from each district must return to the arena and fight for their lives once again.

President Snow is beginning to fear Katniss is acting as the poster child for an uprising, and will stop at nothing to suppress her.

As a lover of The Hunger Games books, I was a bit disappointed in the first movie because it was very different from the book, but Catching Fire was fantastic.

They included almost all of the details from the novel, and portrayed them in a visually appealing way that everyone could understand whether they read the novels or not.

My favorite part was the time spent in the arena. The setup of the arena followed the book exactly by including several different habitats that all included difficult obstacles.

The scene was short enough to capture the horror of the arena but long enough to include important details. The rest of the movie followed in a similar manner, moving the scenes along seamlessly without depriving the viewers of important details.

I would say this is a must see movie, not just for those who has read the book, but anyone who enjoys romance and action!
Editor’s Note: Meghan Foster received a Special Achievement award for this review from the New England Scholastic Press Association at their conference on May 2.

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