The Playlist Review: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

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Francis Lawrence is a filmmaker I typically associate with bland proficiency, but “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”—which honestly required nothing more than that to be considered successful—is something truly remarkable. Easily the most sophisticated and thoughtful franchise film of 2013, Lawrence’s adaptation of the second novel in Suzanne Collins’ young adult series is all-things-to-all-people entertainment, a follow-up that intensifies the first film’s thrills while simultaneously developing its characters and, even more crucially, expanding its themes. The rare sequel that surpasses its predecessor, 'Catching Fire' tackles head-on the repercussions of the events of “The Hunger Games,” deepening Collins’ cinematic mythology even as it proves that teen-lit is more than capable of tackling complex ideas.

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alycakes2163d ago

I can't wait to see it.