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5.0 out of 5 stars True to the book - no spoilers, 23 Nov 2013
This review is from: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
'Catching Fire' is my favourite book in the 'Hunger Games' trilogy and I wasn't disappointed by the translation of it to the big screen. Yes, some scenes have been left out or changed, but with the changes I personally think they work better for those seeing the film who haven't read the books. Overall, it's very faithful to the book.

The directing, special effects and acting all bring to life the darkness and emotional intensity of the story. Starting soon after the 74th games, Katniss and Peeta (along with their families and mentor Haymitch) are living in Victors Village. But with the victory tour of the other 11 districts, where all the tributes died in the arena, about to begin, and with rumours of a rebellion, it seems life is not to get any easier for Katniss, Peeta and Haymitch.

I don't want to spoil the film for anyone who hasn't the read the book so won't add any spoilers. Suffice to say that 'The Hunger Games' set the scene and 'Catching Fire' takes the story to a whole new level. It's a heartbreaking, shocking, breathtaking, suspenseful, funny, moving and thought provoking rollercoster ride of a film. Jennifer Lawrence is particularly outstanding as Katniss, although all the performances are strong. I'm only sorry we now have a wait a whole year to see the next installment, 'Mockingjay Part 1'.

Incredible, memorable film, well worth seeing even if you haven't the read the books (although it might help to see 'Hunger Games' first as it really does set the scene and will help you understand the background).
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Initial post: 13 Jan 2014 21:42:48 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jan 2014 22:30:47 GMT
karl most people who buy it will have seen it in the cinema already

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2014 15:45:09 GMT
Yes I have but it's no reflection of the DVD.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2014 11:51:41 GMT
Matt Devney says:
There are two main types of DVD review - one for the product and one for the movie. Amazon doesn't care which is posted, so you get both. It does seem a little weird but you get used to it. No doubt once the DVD is in stores there will be reviews of the extras, the transfer (for the Blu-ray release, which will also get included on the DVD entry) the sound, any cuts made and other stuff, but for now it's just the movie review.

I do think reviews of the actual movie are useful by the way. Even for mega-popular films like this.
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