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"Catching Fire" is based on the second book in the "Hunger Games" series, and features the leading characters from the first movie, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), and Peeta (Josh

"Catching Fire" is based on the second book in the "Hunger Games" series, and features the leading characters from the first movie, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), who find themselves home after being declared victors of the Hunger Games, but suffering from the stress of those games.

Peeta and Katniss had been the last two left in the games, and instead of killing one another, Katniss proposed they both kill themselves with poisonous berries so there was no winner. They succeeded in the bluff, but the capital questioned whether this was an act of defiance.

Katniss and Peeta argued that love has no boundaries and that was the reason for their decision. Now, at the start of Catching Fire, they are preparing for their victory tour, where they are to visit each district to cheer on their success and dedication to the rich capital city.

Before they leave, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) warns Katniss that they must convince the districts, and him, that they really are in love. Katniss is very concerned because she and Peeta have rarely spoken to each other since they have returned.

Every 25 years, there is a Quarter Quell, which is the Hunger Games played with previous winners, and President Snow decides to use this to force Katniss to go back to the arena and destroy her.

There are many twists to the story and the special effects are incredible. The movie is along the same plotline as the book, but there are a few changes, to keep you surprised. You do not need to see the first movie or read the first book to understand Catching Fire because they do a good job of recapping what happened before.

It is rated PG-13, for some minor language and bloody scenes, but the violence isn’t in depth and it goes fast. The characters seemed very real, and it made me feel like I was experiencing the same things that they were in the movie. The Hunger Games was great, but this movie was taken to an extreme level of greatness!