The Hunger Games Catching Fire Screening Review

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Last week I had the rare opportunity to go on a date with my Dad. I have always been close to my dad, but once I moved out of the house and had children, our relationship changed to include more emphasis on the Grandchildren. Courtesy of Subway Canada. we were able to celebrate our father daughter relationship by the premiere screening of Catching Fire. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth are all back for this second installment of the Hunger Games series. “Happy Hunger Games! May the odds ever be in your favour!”

After winning the 74th Hunger Games with fellow District 12 competitor, Peeta, Katniss Everdeen has returned home with promises of a fruitful life. Winning means they must once again leave their friends and family for a ‘Victor’s tour’ through the other Districts. Not only is she plagued with the nightmares of the games past, emotional confusion about her relationship with Peeta, and her hate for President snow, but on her tour she senses a Rebellion begin to form. The Capital maintaining control, prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever. The movie is rate PG-13 for good reason. The concept, the violence and the hatred are something to be considered before attending the movie.

I have read all three books and loved Catching Fire the best, so I was excited to see how they would bring it to life on the big screen. The original movie, Hunger Games, was accurate and true to the book, so I was interested to see how much of the Catching Fire book would make it into the movies. I excited to say it was identical. The movie was almost 2.5 hours long, but it just flew by. The twists and turns captured your attention and the results were unpredictable. I was extremely happy to see that they toned down the violence in this movie. Instead of showing someone being shot or beaten, it was implied instead. This makes the move more enjoyable and less frightening then the first movie. The actors were remarkable, the story was suspenseful and entertaining and the costumes were stellar, this is a movie that I would highly recommend this movie!

The Hunger Games-Catching Fire is in theatres everywhere 

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

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Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Catching Fire is rated PG13 and runs for 146 mins 
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Special thanks to Subway Canada for inviting us to attend
Jennifer, is a  31 years old, married to her University sweetheart and working mother of 3. She blogs over at 1 Heart, 1 Family  which was born of her love of sharing parenting advice to her mommy friends.


  1. susanne mccarthy says

    Took the family this afternoon and we all absolutely loved Catching Fire! Even better than the first installment of this trilogy. We watched 'Hunger Games' last night for a refresher for all of us. Now we can't wait for Mockingjay 🙂

  2. Florence cochrane says

    I will be going to see Catching Fire. I saw the Hunger Games and really enjoyed it.

  3. I look forward to seeing this movie soon. I've only heard good things about it.

  4. Tara Crawford says

    waiting for all the madness to die down then off to see Catching Fire… Great series of books

  5. mybitsandbleeps says

    Subway Canada also gave us the same privilege … we loved Catching Fire (much more than Hunger Games). It truly was a great way to continue my close relationship with my daughter.
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  6. Crystal Davis says

    Thank you for this review. I was quite worried as I found the first movie didn't capture alot of the story that we got to enjoy in the books. I look forward to seeing it!!

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