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July 21, 2013

Hunger Games : Catching Fire [update]

Posters of Hunger Games: Catching Fire film have been released and boy, looking at them got me so excited! 












I missed watching the first film, The Hunger Games (2012), in the cinemas but managed to catch it on DVD... The movie itself is good but the feeling of there-must-be-more-to-it kicked me in the stomach and inspired me to pick up the books... 

Yeah, there were more... The story is not plainly about a bunch of kids killing other kids in order to survive... It's a story of desperation & helplessness... It's a story of rebellion... It's a story of how the people can unite to stand against corrupt government... It's an inspiring story, fit in this era of change & revolt... The film reminded me of Syria & Egypt & other countries where the people rise & fight... 

Comparing the film with the first book, I came to a verdict that the book is better simply because it explains things going on the story in more details... 

One significant example is when Katniss was alone with injured Peeta in a cave while the game was still commencing... The book successfully elaborated how intense & romantic that particular moment was for both main characters... As in the film, the cave scene was just okey... 

However, the film triumphs in terms of providing visual fulfillment & action... 

In other words, for me, both film & book sort of compliment each other... 


Among three books, I'm sure readers would agree with me about the second one being the best! In Catching Fire, Katniss & Peeta will have to go back in the game & fight past winners of the Hunger Games... The best versus the best! 

and that's why I'm pretty excited about upcoming film sequel!

I'm interested on how they would portray the Quarter Quell awesome & deadly ring... 

I would also anticipate the love triangle between Katniss, Peeta & Gale to intensify as Katniss & Peeta become closer & closer... Ooooohhh! 


I would like to recommend teenagers to read the books because despite the intense romance and all, there were no explicit romantic stuff unlike most English romance novels... The story inspire imagination as the setting is in the future where technology is so far developed & mutant hybrid animals exists... The action part were suspenseful & will definitely keep you hooked!




2 comments:

asrap virtuoso said...

LOL! That one representing District 4 doesn't look good at all!

3guys1movie.com said...

I know I will be watching this one at the theater and writing up a review even though I was not a huge fan of the first installment. The first one just seemed to be pulling its punches to get that studio mandated PG-13 rating. I hope this 2nd film is more to my liking.

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