On Episode 3: Hunger is the New Black we reviewed Catching Fire.
Here’s the breakdown:
- The supporting cast! Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Lynn Cohen, Lenny Kravitz, Sam Claflin, and Jena Malone were great!
- Effie’s increased role and her apology to Peeta and Katniss were very moving and a nice touch by the gamemakers, I mean filmmakers.
- The movie stayed true to the book; The visit to District 11 was so perfect it made us cry.
- For nonreaders, the ideas of the Quarter Quell, the uprising, and Katniss’ rescue were confusing.
- The love triangle marketing. Does this book really have a love triangle and if it does is it essential enough to the plot that so much of the merchandising should be based on it?
- Plutarch Heavensbee. He did not look like a member of the capitol, some foreshadowing opportunities of his involvement with the rebellion were missed, and where was that watch?
- Buttercup was recast!!
- Jennifer Lawrence is Katniss.
- The fangirls in us really missed some cool details from the book, notably Finnick and Katniss pranking Peeta; Bonnie, Twill, and District 13; Gale and Katniss’ friendship; Peeta’s prosthetic leg; and the baby bomb continuity… among other things.
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