December 4, 2013

I Caught Fire

 There is one thing I love more than reading novel series and that's seeing my favorite series hit the big screen. First it was Twilight, then I fell in love with Harry Potter, now The Hunger Games has taken over my life.

I first read the Hunger Games when news of the first movie came out, back in my sophomore year of college. I read the first two books in about a month and then started the third book immediately after (Mockingjay took me a while to finish). I was in love and obsessed. 

It was such a different series from anything I've ever read. It was so political, so graphic and so disturbing. Not to mention it was incredibly written. I've never read anything more detailed and more thought out than The Hunger Games. Snaps to you, Suzanne Collins.

I was extremely pleased with the first movie; J.Law is my spirt animal, Josh Hutcherson made me adore Peeta and Liam Hemsworth is not bad to look at. But aside from the trinity of beautifulness, the film was extraordinary. They hit every nail on the head and breathed life into the Games.



I was not that excited for Catching Fire only because the book wasn't my favorite. It got more detailed, more intricate and a lot more confusing. It was hard for me to keep up with the story line, all the tributes and everything that was happening in the Quarter Quell. I had to re-read many a pages to capture what was truly going on.

I could not not see the movie so I went with my roommates at 10pm on November 21st and sat through almost three hours of the best film I've seen in a while.

OH MY GOD.

Catching Fire was pure cinematic perfection. I cannot express through words on this page how wonderful this movie was. Everything about it was insane. I have a very low attention span when it comes to sitting in a movie theater but this film was one that flew by, even with it's long time length.



Jennifer Lawrence is truly an incredible actress; she is Katniss Everdeen, there is not a doubt in my mind. Everyone from Effie to Finnick to Caesar Flickman was spot on.

The CGI effects, the costumes, the make-up--I've never seen anything more beautifully put together. There were so many things that I had forgotten from the novel but seeing them on screen made so much more sense. 

It was almost as if Catching Fire was meant to be a movie, not a book. It was so much easier to understand the plot when it was on screen in front of you, instead of written words on a page.

Everyone I had spoken too, everyone from my roommates to my 13 year old boy cousin who never watched The Hunger Games said it was one of the best movies they had ever seen.



It only makes sense that the sequel has scored over $500 million worldwide in less than two weeks. 

I truly believe that Jennifer Lawrence is one of the greatest actresses of our generation and Katniss will not be her only blockbuster role. 

It's been almost two weeks since I saw the film and I cannot stop thinking about it.

Have you caught fire like the rest of the world? Let me know in the comments!!


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