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Catching Fire

24 November 2013 No Comment

Twenty or 30 years ago, film adaptations usually didn’t have to worry about aping their source books exactly. The recent influx of book series with rabid fan bases being adapted into films, though, has led to filmmakers being afraid to cut scenes that worked in the book but don’t in the movie. Catching Fire is a better movie than The Hunger Games was, but it still ultimately falls into the same traps by treating its source novel as gospel.
A year after the events of The Hunger Games, victors Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh…

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