From the first moment I watched/read The Hunger Games a while back, I actually thought that there would be more to the story for starters. When I heard that there were two more books in the series and when I finished reading it (I read the book before I see the movie) I found out, I was right. So after The Hunger Games, there is Catching Fire.
In this film, we find Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) on a Victory Tour due to their victory in the last film. Little do they know, ruthless President Snow (Donald Sutherland) has realized that Katniss has become a symbol of hope that he believes could mean the rise of a New Rebellion. So he prepares both Katniss and Peeta for the Quarter Quell which is also the 75th Hunger Games.
Now the difference between this film and the first film (my personal thought) is that it's the second part of the main story. I sometimes think of a film series (based on a book series) as being one big story. And I found that this was the installment that marked the brewing of District 13 (which we'll see in Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2) and the rise of the Rebellion).
Now there are a few things I liked and disliked about this movie (mostly likes). My first liking is that this movie followed the book really well. Just like the way that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (both parts) did, I couldn't have asked for a better book-to-film. I also thought that the action in this film was fantastic. All the sequences of action narrowed my expectations. Now the only thing I disliked about this movie is the way that the challenges during the Quell sequence went. The fog and the monkeys nearly had me scared when I watched this sequence. But I give this movie overall 4 stars for being a great movie with an excellent book translation. So now it's on you guys. Did you see this movie? Did you like it? Let me know below.