When it comes to sequels, there are high expectations. Especially when the sequel is part of a franchise based on a popular young adult novel. If Twilight and Harry Potter are any indication of these type of films (those being book adaptations that are well-received by fans), each addition will only get more hype and the expectations will continue to get ratcheted up. Thankfully, for fans of Susan Collin’s dystopian novels, Catching Fire is a worthy successor to the original film. Not only does it maintain the momentum, but it adds depth to the story while continuing to entertain. In fact, saying that it is a superior film over 2012’s The Hunger Games is not an altogether unreasonable perspective.