For starters, I am writing this personal review on the movie Catching Fire without even reading the book so my opinion could be different to those who have read the book. But they say they have so much resemblance so I’d give the Catching Fire overall credit for being similar with the book.
I love the movie. I don’t know if I had any parts which I do not like. I was at the edge of my seat when the actual Hunger Games started and they’re inside the Arena. Jennifer Lawrence is really gorgeous and every fashion item she used in the movie is a beyond words. Her wedding dress turning into a Mocking Jay afterwards is amazing. Beyond imagination actually. I also like how I’ve seen more on Gale this time. I mean, I feel like there should be something more form Gale and that is lacking for me. How I wish he had more participation in the entire movie. Maybe he will on the last sequel. I don’t know if you notice it but Prim and Snow’s granddaughter looks similar in many ways, which is weird. Hmm, on Katniss and Peeta’s make-believe love affair, I don’t know what else to think. I wanted to believe that the love is true, that love is present somewhere but the way Katniss kiss and look at Gale, I think that love is more shown there. Ugh. Don’t know who to ship. But more than that, the concern of Katniss to Peeta and how she started to become open to him is one thing I’ve been wanting to see. Now there’s more warmth and love more than anything. Maybe it’s just because they wanted to prove something to Snow, but I wanted to believe it’s more on the personal feelings. And my favorite additional character is Finnick. Since I didn’t read the book, I actually thought he’s an enemy but he doesn’t seem like one. What I love about him is his smile and his love for Annie. So damn hot also if you’d look at his torso. Om.
Catching Fire is a must to watch film before 2013 ends because it teaches you that hope is stronger than fear. It will help you realize that you can do so much more if you’re serious about fighting for peace. It makes you wanted to fall in love in such a way that you’d give up everything for him. It talks about love, hope and peace.