Imagine a world where every year there's a possibility that you could come across your own death. In The Hunger Games--released 2012--audiences watched 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) experience the possibility.
Suzanne Collins, the author of the best-selling trilogy, was inspired to write the novel by watching television. While channel flipping she witnessed footages of game shows and brutal images of war. When this idea struck her, she was reminded of the gladiators during the era of Rome. Thus, The Hunger Games. Except, in the novel readers are put into a futuristic universe where the capitol and twelve districts are the ruins of North America. The dastardly capitol has a yearly game show with two teenage contestants from each district fighting to the death.
In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are unfortunate victors as they discover just how harsh the capitol is.
Academy Award Winner Jennifer Lawrence gives an excellent performance as the girl famous for her talent in archery and intelligence. Along with her ongoing companions: Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, and more, did a spectacular job portraying their characters.
Being a science fiction film, the movie had tons of special effects that gave it the feel of the future, which became a little overwhelming.
The story line of the movie followed the book by every word resulting in a really long movie, so be prepared to sit for a while. Fans of the trilogy will be satisfied. By the end of the movie audiences will be wanting more.