Movie of the Week – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

After being sick all week, I was finally able to go to the movies and watch The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. And it blew me away!

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I cried the whole time! The story is amazing, deep, well written, emotional. The characters are awesome, with many layers and not the same type as in the first movie. And not all is what it seems.

Jennifer Lawrence is, as always, great as Katniss. Katniss is not exactly the same anymore, because, as Haymitch Abernathy puts it, the winners don’t get to live, they survive!

Josh Hutcherson’s Peeta is much more developed than on the first instalment, and it’s kind of impossible not to fall in love with him. He’s clearly in love with this girl, who’s in love with someone else, and there he is, taking care of the other guy and telling her that she has to survive for him?! Come on… Again Haymitch says that she’ll never deserve him, he’s right!

But I was blown away by Elizabeth Banks’s Effie. She’s the one that made cry the most. Elizabeth Banks played perfectly the struggle between doing what she needs to do and knowing that it’s wrong.

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Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Amanda Plummer and Lynn Cohen are impressive in their roles as Finnick, Johanna, Wiress and Mags, the last one is brilliant without saying a single word! And the scene in the elevator with Johanna was priceless!

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I loved it, we can almost map out the exact moment when Katniss realized that she can’t live without Peeta. And she makes Haymitch promise that he’ll make him survive, Peeta has to live, without realizing that the whole point of everything is taking her out alive… that she’s the symbol of the revolution…