RU? Instant Reaction Review Podcast Ep. 82 – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Review
Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson
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.
Almost everything. Pacing is great. Solid direction. Impressive acting. Relays the themes of the story in a way that is hard to imagine.
Not much. A few moments dip and become slow or rushed.
Jennifer Lawrence is impressive again, and the story moves along so well that it is hard to find flaws with, especially if you’re looking at the thing for the action vehicle it is.
It’s going to be hard to keep this off the best of the year list, and that’s saying something, because I have a lot of films I want on that list.
At any rate, it turned into a fun show, even if this is a film that probably makes critique mostly an academic affair.
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