Remember who the real enemy is.
It’s been six months since Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) won the seventy-fourth Hunger Games. Now these two “star-crossed lovers” are living in the Victor’s Village, but are keeping their distance from each other.
Their victory was partly secured because of Peeta’s declaration of love for Katniss before the Games, but Katniss played along so she could increase her chances of winning. Now, she’s confused about her true feelings for Peeta, as well as her long-time friend, Gale (Liam Hemsworth). Gale has also been treating her differently since she returned home. Nothing is the same for Katniss. Nothing ever will be.
When Katniss and Peeta head out on their Victory Tour to each district, celebrating their win, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) tells Katniss that she needs to convince both him and Panem that she is in love with Peeta or the Capitol will go after her and Gale’s families. Because of her “act of rebellion,” Katniss has started a chain reaction of revolt in the other districts, because they have hope—which is the last thing President Snow wants.
While visiting District 11, home to sweet little Rue who died in her arms, Katniss sees that things are different. President Snow was right. They have hope.
Nothing goes well on tour and the rebellion is rising. Then the Capitol announces that for the 75th annual Hunger Games, they will be reaping past victors. Once again Katniss and Peeta are thrown back into the arena where they must fight to the death. They must forget everything they think they know from the last games and make friends with the other victors to survive.
However, there can only be one winner. Or, at least, one survivor.
Here’s the run down:
Suspense: While trapped in a dome, controlled by people who want you dead, there can be nothing but suspense. The acid fog, deadly monkeys, blood showers, tidal waves and huge lightning bolts—which one of these will kill our favourite players?
Drama: Because of Katniss and Peeta’s win, the Districts can see hope, but the Capitol wants them to remain in fear. They’ve doubled the number of floggings and increased the number of men on patrol to scare the people back into submission. Watching Gale run head on into the path of a Peacekeeper to save someone else, only to then be severely punished, was heart-breaking!
Romance: The love triangle between Peeta, Katniss and Gale becomes harder to deal with. Katniss looks to Peeta for strength and courage during the tour and the Games, but she has always had feelings for Gale. How can she choose?
Faze was on the red carpet for the premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire …
We caught up with Jena Malone (who plays Johanna Mason) and Sam Clafin (who plays Finnick Odair) during the red carpet premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in Toronto.
We asked these celebs what they love about their own characters from part two of The Hunger Games series.
Jena Malone: I loved her fearlessness. Basically, she has no problem putting herself out there and saying whatever she wants to, in front of whoever she needs to.
Sam Clafin: Finnick is a beautiful person,on the inside and out. He has a lot of admirable qualities. He’s loving and caring and, as you’ll see, he can be quitehumorous at times as well. Not saying that I have those qualities personally,but they’d be great to have!
Did you know? Sam Clafin’s favourite book is Green Eggs and Ham by Dr.Seuss—he can call out phrases from the book by heart!