|Let the game begin!|
The Hunger Games : Catching Fire Review – Imagine a brutal game where you have to kill or witness your opponents get killed when all you wanted do you is to survive the ‘bloody game’ – pun intended. Somehow you do survive but suddenly the whole world starts look up to you as an inspiration for a revolution. That is the situation Pe-Niss (What? That’s how the pair of Katniss Everdeen [Jennifer Lawrence) & Peeta Mellark [Josh Hutcherson] are referred to) have to face once they return to District 12 as victors of the 74th edition of The Hunger Games.
|Girl on Fireeeeeeeeee!!!|
In a time where the opressed people of Paneem are looking for inspiration to take on the Capitol, Katniss gives them hope and this cause major problem for President Snow (Donald Sutherland) who pays her a visit and ‘warns’ her to resume her ‘love’ with Peeta to avoid more unrest at some Districts. Little did the previous winners knew about the twist Snow had in his mind when he appoints new Head Gamemake, Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman – not Meatloaf ye, Cindy) after the previous Gamemaker Seneca Crane (Wes Bentley) ‘decides to end his life’. The new catch is referred to as "Quarter Quell", a special edition of the Games, where tributes will be ‘reaped’ from a pool of all living Victors of past Hunger Games. Haaaaa amek ko....it’s sorta like Champions against Champions! The new Gamemaker ni lagi ganas wey! He totaly change the game (agak lar kan when you the best of the best going against each other). Once the tributes are let loose, thus begins the battle for survival. Make friend fast or die before you can blink your eye, by way of getting stabbed, hacked, bitten on the throat and what not! Gulps!
The cast was simply AMAZINGGGGG! When J.Law starred in the first movie, she was a newbie but now she is the ‘IT’ girl having won an Oscar in between the making of this sequel. She posses both the power and weakness of a simple girl trying to survive. You will be rooting for her to make it through. As for Josh, he is growing into a heart throb and just a matter of time before start making bigger waves. The veterans, namely Donald, Philip, Stanley & Woody (I simply love these two crazy mans!), Elizabeth Banks and Lenny (Yummy!) show why they are some of the best actors in the industry. Can’t see wait to see more of them in the sequel. As for the new/old members of the game, Finnick (Sam Claflin), Johanna (Jena Malone) and Beetee (Jeffrey Wright), you will be trying to watch their back as well because their strong will to live while trying to ‘save’ Katniss and Peeta. As for Liam (playing Gale), thank God you and Miley are not together dude!
I have not read the books and glad I didn’t because it would somehow effect my ‘judgment’ about the movie. I have to admit that i hate waiting for what will happen next but then that is also the best part because when something happens, my mind gets blown away. Like Woahhhhh!!! I didn’t see that coming yo! My heart was pounding fast during some scenes while my friend almost pulled my hands apart because she was so damn excited. Sakit tau! Go into the cinema and enjoy the game, with a lot more blood this time and I promise you it is worth every cent you pay! May the odds forever be in your favour. Bring on Mocking Jay!
|New Beacon of Hope!!!|