As I am writing this article, I am looking at a countdown clock for the premier of the second movie of the Hunger Games trilogy. I am referring to the new Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire. If you have ever read the books, then this movie will not be a disappointment to you. Katniss Everdeen returns to the big screen with her trusty recurve bow to once again defend herself in the annual Hunger Games, but there is a slight twist.
Katniss ends up safely back at home in the 12th district. She receives a sudden visit from President Snow. During this visit, and while he is taking a tour of the different districts, President Snow can feel that he might have an impending revolution on his hands if he does not do something quickly. He makes the announcement that because it is the 75th anniversary of the games, there will be a slight twist when selecting the participants. The participants will be selected from a pool of former winners of the games, with one selection being a male and the other being a female.
The opening shot of the Hunger Games 2 is a focus on Katniss Everdeen hunched over by the edge of a lake, with her recurve bow in her hand. She does not know who she can trust and she is clearly haunted by the death she has seen. Katniss is (and was) forced to make some very hard decisions. She is almost certain that the “powers that be” do not want her alive at this point, for some reason.
I do not want to spill too much of the story line so I will leave it at that, but I do believe that this is a step up from the first movie in terms of action and adaptation to the book. It will grab you early and it will not let go. I am excited to see the amount of interest that will come along with this movie for the recurve bow enthusiasts like myself.