The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is premiering this weekend, which means we get to welcome Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) back into our lives for a second time.
What’s exciting so far is that right now with 180 reviews, Catching Fire has a score of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes which is incredibly high. I’ve read nothing but glowing reviews thus far and am all the more excited to see The Hunger Games sequel with less shaky cameras and more moody direction from Francis Lawrence.
The NPR movie critic, Ian Buckwalter said, “Everything that felt clumsy in The Hunger Games has been improved upon here.” It’s always good when movies or television series are able to clean up their mistakes or even acknowledge that they happened. The direction of the first movie felt so emotionally detached from what was happening. I enjoyed the story but didn’t find myself empathizing with any of the characters because the movie never got too close to them. I am also hoping for more Gale-Katniss-Peeta drama now that Katniss and Peeta are playing The Capitol’s favorite reality TV couple.
Check out 15 Caching Fire GIFs to get you pumped for the movie. NO spoilers!