Written November 24, 2013
I really enjoyed movie. Kept true to book for the most part. Of course as always some details were omitted. I was pleased with the casting of most of the characters, they were as i imagined. Some scenes are too graphic for younger children.
Written December 02, 2013
Having loved the three books and having thoroughly enjoyed the first Hunger Games movie, I had eagerly awaited Catching Fire. Of the three books, I thought, this one would provide the MOST opportunity for exciting filmmaking. Wow, was I disappointed! The movie was slow -- boring, even. The emotional richness and character depth of the first movie were missing. The characters seemed wooden and resigned as they slogged through their lines. Scenes that could have been poignant or exciting were rushed through, as if the production crew had a checklist of things that happened in the book and just needed to make sure each was represented, no matter how flittingly. It seemed almost like a documentary. Look at Katniss on the movie poster; even she looks bored! Anyone who has not seen the first movie will be lost; there is, for example, not even a mention of what the Hunger Games are. Maybe my expectations were just too high; lowering yours somewhat might enable you to enjoy this movie more.
Written December 26, 2013
I loved Catching Fire- It is more serious than the first, the characters are more developed..
It is not for kids, none of this series is. The acting was great the sets were breath taking.
Written March 02, 2014
I will give them credit for following the book more, but once again the movie is drawn out too much and takes for god damn ever to get to the good parts. I don't get what all the fuss is about this series. Katniss has not a lot of redeeming qualities and nor do I believe that Peeta does either. I found myself waiting for the movie to end rather than end too quickly.
Wouldn't be surprised if Part III is as dull as these two.
Written November 22, 2013
This sequel, in my opinion, is better than first movie. Without a doubt, it definitely messed with my emotions. I love the director in this movie and I can't wait to see what he does with the Mockingjay movies!