Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Mike Pierce wrote this review 3 years ago
Last Thursday - Dj Wicked and I were invited to host THE HUNGER GAMES Double Feature Event at the Star Cinema Grill in Missouri City. For the event - the theater showed THE HUNGER GAMES at 5PM and then THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE at 8PM. It was a double dose of Katniss and I loved it!! (lol) I love me some Jennifer Lawrence.
It was a fun crowd - before THE HUNGER GAMES. Dj Wicked and our friend Leo helped pass out movie posters to the fans. They had the choice to either pick a Mockingjay poster OR Katniss poster...you already know what I would've picked. (lol) I did have other Hunger Games giveaways but - not enough for everyone...I could've done a contest...but with this crowd - I decided to give everything to the theater - let them do it there way. (lol)
Now lets talk movies...THE HUNGER GAMES. I'm a fan of this one. What's not to like?! I actually own a copy - - and - - I'm STILL trying to finish reading the book...it's just sooooooo long and I haven't made the time to finish it. (lol) But I will...one day. (lol)
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE...ohhh man ohhhh man.
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell)—a competition that could change Panem forever.
Did I like this one more than the first HUNGER GAMES?
Yes I did. There's a lot more action. More Tributes - which means we get to know more characters. My favorite new Tribute had to have been Johanna Mason of District 9, played by Jena Malone. Not only is she bad ass with an axe but sarcastic as hell. If you're a fan of Liam Hensworth and Lenny Kravitz - you see more screen time for them...which is cool. Well...I could careless for Liam (lol)...Lenny's a different story. He's the only dude I know what can wear gold eyeliner and STILL look cool.
The regular crew from THE HUNGER GAMES definitely delivers - everyone does a great job...especially Elizabeth Banks. Another thing I liked about this one was...we see Katniss in some serious HOT outfits. I think at one time - Katniss walked out and Dj Wicked looked at me and said, "Damn!" - I agreed of course. HIGH 5 on the trailer peeps - - I was worried that the trailers would show a lot. WRONG. Not even close. There's so much more in the movie. So if you've seen the first one...but still debating on CATCHING FIRE.
GO. SEE. THIS.
If you haven't seen the first one though...yeah...you need to rent it...THEN...watch CATCHING FIRE. (lol)
I give THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE... 4 out of 5 popcorns.
Mike - iWatchMike.com