ALL THINGS CATCHING FIRE
okay so let’s set the scene.
my fb status:
i have waited so long for the Catching Fire movie
then i saw
not gonna lie i actually gasped on the street.
Catching Fire London World Premiere: Monday 11TH November 2013
unfortunately i tried to queue up but it was a monday and that’s my busiest day at uni and i wasnt gonna skip uni for a 1% chance of seeing josh and jen but after uni i went to Leicester Square to check it out and i waited in the cold and it was okay. it was quite a boring premiere tbh. sad times. the best part was seeing josh and jen and the toher cast ont he screen and also when i came home i checked out all the interviews and photos.
i saw them putting up the giant mockingjay
um it’s on fire. kind of. how amazing.
so anyways yes this is my fave pic ever
Josh commented on this moment and said Jen is insane and needs medication lol maybe…but she is awesome. i love joshifer/their friendship
this wonderful person SAM CLAFLIN plays Finnick Odair and i just…he is really lovely. oh and his wife Laura Haddock they are adorbs.
um so yeah then it was literally 2 weeks of premieres and cf interviews and madness and i was like WHAT IS AIR OH MY GLOB I CAN’T BREATHE THIS IS TO MUCH SO SOON I AM NOT READY I NEED TO SEE IT BUT THEN WHAT OMG CINNA AND MAGS AND PEETA AND JUST WHAT OMG I CAN’T DEAL. SOON.
yeah basically. my family and friends had to put up with this.
then there was other stuff like
so like here are all the trailers for Catching Fire:
and there are so many more seriously
here are some ACTUAL CLIPS FROM THE MOVIE
so i started re-reading Catching Fire in preparation of the movie and luckily i finshed it ON THE DAY.
i forgot how amazing the book is and how good the writing and story is and just thank you suzanne collins
so on the morning of Thursday 21st November
i just kept on saying tick tock the whole of November
so i went to uni and then i ate lunch and went to Waterloo AND OMG I FOUND THE US WEEKLY CATCHING FIRE MAGAZINE AND I BOUGHT IT AND THEN I MET MY MUM AND WE WENT TO BFI IMAX TO WATCH CATCHING FIRE
as soon as i saw the LIONSGATE sign i was like
AND THEN I WATCHED THE MOVIE. I SAT THERE FOR THE WHOLE THING EVEN AFTER THE CREDITS (they play Atlas by Coldplay and Silhouttes by Of Monsters and Men)
so now for the actual review are you ready?
Catching Fire Film Review:
Director: Francis Lawrence
Screenwriter: Nina Jacobson
THE AUTHOR SUZANNE COLLINS had a huge role in contributing the the screenplay etc
Jennifer Lawrence- Katniss Everdeen
Josh Hutcherson- Peeta Mellark
Woody Harrelson- Haymitch Abernathy
Liam Hemsworth- Gale Hawthorne
Donald Sutherland-Preisdent Snow
Elizabeth Banks- Effie Trinket
Willow Shields- Primrose Everdeen
Stanley Tucci- Ceasar Flickerman
Sam Claflin- Finnick Odair
Jena Malone- Johanna Mason
Stef Dawson- Annie Cresta
Jeffrey Wright- Beetee
Stephanie Leigh Schlund-Cashmere
Philip Seymour Hoffman- Plutarch Heavensbee
Running Time: 2hrs 26mins
best to see it in IMAX (the arena scenes were filmed in imax)
Before: ‘yeah i’m probs only gonna cry 3 times…the jabberjay scene for sure and cinna and mags’ HAHAHAHAHAHA I CRIED FROM DISTRICT 11 AND I DIDN’T REALLY STOP…majority of the movie i spent crying…
Plot: read the books
Katniss and Peeta ‘won’ the 74th Hunger Games- more like survived. just about. both are suffering from PTSD
is Katniss in love with peeta? or was it was all for the games? WELL SHE DOESN’T REALLY KNOW BUT PRESIDENT SNOW ISN’T CONVINCED.
the berries at the end…seen as an act of defiance. the people of panem see it as a SPARK…katniss is the SPARK- preisdient snow is afraid of future uprisings- katniss has become the spark- mockingjay- symbol of rebellion- act of defiance against the capitol
Victory Tour- go to all the districts and give a speech about the fallen tributes in the 74th hunger games- HOW WONDERFUL SAYING I SURVIVED AND YOUR CHILDREN DIDN’T. things go down.
Quarter Quell: every 25years there is a SPECIAL hunger games to show everyone that we’re all just pieces in the Capitol’s sick twsited game. this quarter quell: male and female from existing pool of victors from each distric- DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS? IT MEANS ‘I AM GOING BACK INTO THE ARENA’
so like haymitch gets chosen and peeta is all like i volunteer obvs and so haymitch says they have to make allies in the arena coz these are all TRAINED KILLERS coz they all won thg once.
so katniss wants Beetee and Wiress and Mags and peeta is all like are you kidding me and it is perfect.
and Finnick Odair being all like WHAT ARE YOUR SECRETS and johanna mason being all badass with her axe AND WHEN SHE SAYS UNZIP ME IT WAS FLAWLESS I DIED.
CINNA’S COSTUMES ARE ACTUALLY THE BEST THING EVER SO BEAUTIFUL. KATNISS IS SO HOT DEFO THE GIRL ON FIRE. I MEAN THE TRIBUTE PARADE WHEN KATNISS AND PEETA WERE ON FIRE URGH SO HOT LOL AND THEN…her wedding dress…AND THE ‘CINNA HAS TURNED ME INTO A MOCKINGJAY’ it’s so beautiful but then i know the consequences of his actions.
EVERLARK LOOK AT THEM
urgh and the interviews JOHANNA MASON SWEARING…BRILLIANT AND KATNISS TURNING INTO THE MOCKINGJAY AND PEETA’S SURPRISE HAHA PERFECT.
AND THEN LEADING UP TO THE ARENA AS IN SAYING BYE TO EFFIE AND HAYMITCH AND ‘WE’RE A TEAM’ and stay alive and
i was crying like 90% of the time.
when katniss says bye to cinna and omg how she has changed since the first film because she knows she won’t be coming out alive (or will she?) AND THEN CINNA. OMG I JUST IT HAPPENS SO QUICKLY AND HORRIFICALLY.
and then bam
the arena- tick tock the *SPOILER ALERT* the arena is a clock
poisonous fog, blood rain, monkeys, jabberjays- BRILLIANT
the jabbery jay scene tho…
MAGS..BEAUTIFUL SWEET MAGS…
everlark though EVERYTHING ABOUT PEETA MELLARK S PERFECT
NO ONE NEEDS ME
and i just the end…
‘I’LL SEE YOU AT MIDNIGHT’ and i was like no you won’t. and then i could feel my heart actually break in two.
THEY ALL MADE AN ALLIANCE TO KEEP KATNISS ALIVE AND PEETA SAFE BUT…
katniss and beetee and finnick got saved by the Resistance and are being taken to DISTRICT 13
while Peeta, Johanna and Enobria get picked up by the Capitol
because Katniss destroys the forcefield
so when Katniss wakes up she’s like WTF WHERE IS PEETA and they’re like THE CAPITOL TOOK HIM and she’s like NO…NOT PEETA.
plutarch tells her ‘while you live, the revolution lives’ Katniss- YOU ARE THE MOCKINGJAY- THE SYMBOL OF REBELLION.
and then she is sedated coz she is in hysterics over peeta
and when she wakes up again GALE is all like
katniss, there is no district 12
and THAT IS THE MOVIE. omg what happens next???
and then i was sat there in awe at the sheer perfection of the movie
THANK YOU FRANCIS LAWRENCE
and then i went to see it again with my friends on Friday 22nd November 2013:
QUOTES FROM THE BOOK THAT WERE IN THE MOVIE:
“You know, you could live a thousand lifetimes and not deserve him.”-Haymitch
“So it’s you and a syringe against the Capitol? See, this is why no one lets you make the plans.” -Haymitch
“It must be very fragile, if a handful of berries can bring it down.” -Katniss
Want a sugar cube? They’re supposed to be for the horses, but who cares? They’ve got years to eat sugar, whereas you and I…well, if we see something sweet we better grab it quick.” -Finnick
“Remember, girl on fire, I’m still betting on you.” -Cinna
No one really needs me.” -Peeta
“I do, I need you.” -Katniss
TICK TOCK -Wiress
Convince Me- President Snow
when katniss and peeta talk about their fave colours OMG THE CUTENESS.
and many more
it’s basically the book
since i finished re-reading it on the thursday it was fresh in my mind and i was already emotionally fragile coz EXCITEMENT BUT ALSO CATCHING FIRE FEELS and then seeing it come to life blew me away. beautiful.
the costumes (Effie’s outfits were incredible…my favourite is the butterfly dress which is Alexander McQueen but i also really love this outfit:
the detail, the nuisances,
the added scenes with Snow and his granddaughter- THIS WAS AMAZING. because it showed how Snow has a life and the reality of the situation and how even snow’s granddaughter wants to look/be like katniss. mwahaha nice touch
and Snow and Plutarch Heavensbee- oh their convos were brilliant.
and the dialogue.
better than THG movie.
Elevator Scene where you first meet Johanna Mason
District 11 victory tour- RUE’S FAMILY OMG I CRIED SO MUCH.
Training- Peeta’s painting of rue and katniss hanging seneca crane dummy (with beard AND she bowed again)
EVERLARK- train scene when katniss says stay and peeta whispers ALWAYS/pearl scene/beach scene/all the kisses EVERYTHING ABOUT KATNISS AND PEETA.
jabberjay scene was so powerful- jen screaming and sam’s face and peeta screaming it’s not real and just wow the acting.
Philip Seymour Hoffman as plutarch heavensbee just his casualness and subtlety blew me away
effie and haymitch- WE’RE A TEAM
the interviews- Johanna swearing, finnick’s poem to annie, katniss turning into the mockingjay and peeta’s bombshell (and his smile after like he knew exactly what he was doing!)
EVERYTHING ABOUT THE MOVIE IS PERFECT AND FLAWLESS AND BRILLIANT AND FULL OF ACTION AND GOOD ACTING AND WONDERFUL WARDROBE AND A FABULOUS CAST AND JUST THE DIRECTING THANK YOU FRANCIS LAWRENCE I SALUTE YOU AND APPLAUD YOU.
and the Oscar for best actress goes to: JENNIFER LAWRENCE
best supporting actress: jena malone for her performance as johanna mason – i cannot get over how amazing jena malone is as johnna mason like wow the elevator scene and the interview and the arena and everything. urgh just PERFECT CASTING.
best actor: josh hutcherson
best supporting actor: philip seymour hoffman
best director: francis lawrence
but alas catching fire won’t make it on the oscar list because it’s a YA book to movie and all these award thingies are snobby and picky and just because teenagers love thg franchise they won’t see how amazing it really is. although catching fire is blowing up the box office records so yay and i’m sure it’ll be one of the highest grossing movies of 2013 so YAY.
i’m just happy more people know about thg and want to read it because it’s a good story about how one girl inadvertently starts a rebellion and becomes the symbol of the rebellion. nope she didn’t ask for this but she has to be the leader now and it’s a lot to take on. plus she has t deal with her feelings for gale (a boy she’s known all her life) and peeta ( a boy she’s shared so much with and who understands what she’s going through having been in the arena with her). on top of that the amount she has lost..the people she has grown to love and constant worrying about her mother and prim. and she has a rebellion to incite. katniss everdeen is amazing. no she isn’t likeable at first but you grow to appreciate and admire her courage and bravery and yes it is okay to cry and her love for her family motivates her and she has something to fight for and she believes in doing what is right and she hates the system but she knows she has to play the game and just wow.
i just really love this trilogy okay.
and don’t get me started on peeta mellark. i hear people are saying he’s weak and is the damsel in distress and katniss is the ‘strong female character’ while peeta is ‘feminine’ and i’m like damn role reversals? no. we have been conditioned to see strong a synonymous with being male and any sign of weakness is seen as feminine.
peeta is not weak. he choose to use words rather than violence.
she’s a baker and a painter. he has a pure heart and soul. he is genuine.
also let’s not forget he is alone. his family don’t love him, his mum abused him and he even says ‘no one needs me’
does that make him weak? he will defend himself but most of all he will fight so katniss lives. because his love is pure..because his love is real.
urgh and then the capitol just destroys everything and ruins everything BUT they survive. as in they get through it. because they are DETERMINED to get through it. together. i just have a lot of everlark feels.
i think it might be the best film of the ‘franchise’ since mockingjay is split in parts. but we’ll have to wait till next november.
Mockingjay Part 1: November 21st 2014
Mockingjay Part 2 November 20th 2015
my fave songs from the soundtrack are:
Who We Are- Imagine Dragons
Mirror- Ellie Goulding
Silhouettes- Of Monsters and Men
We Remain- Christina Aguilera
Gale Song- The Lumineers
Shooting Arrows at the Sky- Santigold
NOW IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOKS PLEASE GO READ THEM AND PLEASE GO WATCH THE MOVIE!!!
pp.s this is brilliant: check out her other stuff
that’s all folks.
hope you’ve enjoyed this post.
anyways i am not over catching fire. STILL EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE.i wanna see it again.
also i realised the song Last Kiss by Taylor Swift reminds me of everlark especially when katniss kisses peeta in the arena when she’s like i’ll see you at midnight’
por ejemplo: ‘never thought we’d have a last kiss, never imagine we’d end like this, your name forever the name on my lips’
‘i feel you forget me like i used to feel you breathe’
‘i never planned on you changing your mind’
and if it doesn’t remind you of everlark and mockingjay then go away
ah i’ll just be off crying/sobbing in a corner/on the floor
till the next time
i almost forgot