The Panem Propaganda machine continues unabated with a pair of new “Victory” banner posters featuring the winners of the Hunger Games. This includes, of course, Katniss and her boy toy Peeta, as well as every other previous winner of the Games. Francis Lawrence’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is like Gary Ross’ “The Hunger Games”, only with cooler outfits and less snotty kids crying about all that “kill or be killed” stuff.
Let the games begin!
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
The huge cast includes Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland.
It’s winner takes all this November 22nd 2013.