There are some movies I generally can wait to see at home, but there are others that I would stand in line for for hours. Catching Fire, is one of those movies. Being from Atlanta we get a taste of The hunger Games every day since the majority was filmed here. So I think the hype is a little higher to see it on the big screen. Catching Fire was was also filmed in 2 different formats. The first have of the movie was filmed at scope while the second half, that takes place in the arena, is filmed in IMAX.
If you haven’t read the Catching Fire book (second in The Hunger Games Trilogy ) you’re in luck. Although, you really should read it because it’s the best book in the series. The movie is exactly like the book, which I was extremely happy to see. Of course some things were lost but the important parts were highlighted. Katniss and Peeta are being sent to the districts for the victors tour, where they witness the uprising first hand. To convince President Snow that Katniss wants nothing more then to be left alone with her family in the victors village, she and Peeta plan to be married. Their convincing doesn’t pay off though and the Quarter Quell (75th Hunger Games) sends Katniss and Peeta back into the arena to fight it out to the death one more time. This arena is different though and so are the tributes. Chosen from the living victors from past games they are all skilled killers. The ending however will be the shocker, but I can’t tell you, you need to see it to believe it.
As I mentioned before the film was shot in two formats. The victors tour and training were all filmed at scope, but when Katniss ascends into the arena the screen expands into IMAX. Making the 75th Hunger Games come to life before your eyes. You’ll be holding your breath until the last second when everything hits you at once.
Make sure you see Catching Fire in theaters because you won’t be able to experience the movie like you were meant to at home.