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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Remember who the enemy is. 

Year: 2013 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: Unknown 
Certificate: BBFC 12A Cert – Under 12s admitted only with an adult 
Subtitles: This film is not expected to be subtitled, though this cannot be guaranteed. 
Directed by Francis Lawrence 
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth  
An image from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

After deceiving The Capitol to save her own skin, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) tries to settle back into normal life in District Twelve. The Capitol, being unhappy with her conduct, sets out to make this task as difficult as possible, especially when the Districts don’t believe her ‘act’. In order to get her life to get back to normal, Katniss must set out to quell a rebellion, a rebellion that is spreading from District to District like the eponymous fire.

This second movie in Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy doesn’t disappoint. Reeling off the worldwide success of the first movie, LionsGate spared no expense in the production of this movie. And it shows! With stunning visual effects in the recreation of The Capitol and the arena and a continuance of a fantastic score by James Newton Howard, this fantasy movie rivals the best.

While this film doesn’t require any advertising to bring it success, it brings together some more top-names in Hollywood (Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone) just to boost its chances at some top awards. No matter what your film tastes are, you can only but appreciate the on-screen wonder. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a must watch for any film fan.

Sam Kidman

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Screenings of this film:

2013/2014 Spring Term (digital)
2013/2014 Spring Term (digital)
2023/2024 Autumn Term (35mm)