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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Heats Up Nov. 22

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The final trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire debuted on Sunday at game 4 of the World Series. The trailer begins with Katniss Everdeen, played by actress Jennifer Lawrence, peering through an opening amongst the trees on a lush hillside with her bow and arrow aimed and ready. About 13 seconds into the 1 minute 7 second long clip,  President SnowРplayed by veteran actor, Donald Sutherland,  says,

¬†“Ms. Everdeen… you fought very hard in the arena, but they were games. Would you like to be in a real war?”¬†

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I’m sure this quote got baseball fans at Busch Stadium amped up for their favorite team.

The second installment of the series picks up with Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) returning to her home in District 12 after winning the 74th annual Hunger Games. Everdeen has now become a beacon of hope for all the people enslaved under the wrath of the Capitol, controlled by President Snow. The President is determined to see her demise and once again Everdeen finds herself in a battle for her life.

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The film is directed by Francis Lawrence, from a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy and Michael DeBruyn. The screenplay¬†is an adaptation of ¬†the novel written by Suzanne Collins — a novel that has sold over 50 million copies in the U.S. alone. ¬†The Hunger Games movie was also very successful earning nearly $700 million worldwide at the box office last year.

Hunger Games: Catching Fire — the sequel to 2012′s The Hunger Games — will see¬†¬†Woody Harrelson reprise his role as¬†Haymitch Abernathy, along with Elizabeth Banks as Effie and Lenny Kravitz as Cinna. Also featured in the movie are newcomers Philip Seymour Hoffman and Sam Claflin, who play Gatekeeper Plutarch Heavensbee and Finnick Odair, respectively. Also new are Jena Malone as¬†Johanna, ¬†Jeffrey Wright as ¬†Beetee.

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premieres in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22.

 

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Heats Up Nov. 22
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  • http://movieinfodb.com/en/movie/101299/The+Hunger+Games%3A+Catching+Fire-2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    If you love Suzanne Collins, you know what to expect. Her novels are brutal, poetic, tragic, and artistic, with splashes of very grim humor. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is clearly Collins’s style, and I loved every second of it, from the cinematography (every shot is gorgeous and creative) to the story, which blends Shakespearean tragedy, murderous love, Gothic horror, and layered character drama. The characters are complex and there is plenty of moral ambiguity to go around. Even the most sociopathic character evokes sympathy. The direction is restrained and the performances are nuanced – like CHILDREN OF MEN, there are too many subtleties to take in on the first viewing. Suzanne Collins is an intelligent, bold, consistently surprising novelist. It’s unpredictable

    scenes go from brutal and heart-wrenching to laugh-out-loud hilarious
    in an instant. This is closer to the classic scifi’s of yesteryear than any modern-day CGI-fest as far as being over-the-top brilliant, and it’s incredibly rich, thought-provoking, and rewarding.

    If you like beautifully told dystopian stories (CHILDREN OF MEN) or are a fan of Suzanne Collins, seeing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire should be obvious. Easily one of the best films of 2013.

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