Welcome to February's 28 Days Of Sequels! Every day throughout February one of our VIPers (Jenn, Susan Or Melanie) with occasional comments from the others will present a movie sequel complete with a trailer!
The big difference with this list is they aren't all winners that we loved. Some were disappointments and some just trainwrecks. Hollywood is short on original ideas so when one hits big, they milk it for all its worth and squeeze it dry. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
Day 19 - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Susan
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the epic sequel in one of the best book to screen adaptions ever. The sequel brings us back to Panem, where Katniss is trying to deal with the aftermath of the 74th Hunger Games. She is visited by President Snow, who is unhappy with the rebellion Katniss and Peeta's actions during the 74th Hunger Games. He wants to punish Katniss for making him look bad, and forces Katniss back into the arena once more.
I loved the books, though I am a massive fan of dystopian, so I was eager to see how the movies would turn out. The visuals in all the movies are spectacular, from costumes to sets, to special effects - it was exactly how I saw things in my head when reading the books. It's rare for a franchise to stick mostly true to book, and I think the Hunger Games did, which each film getting better and better. I think it might be time for a rewatch and a reread!
Melanie - I read the books and hated them so totally skipping the movies lol
Have you seen it? What did you think?
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