The other day, a friend and I were able to attend a prescreening of the long-awaited sequel to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire. I will have to say that this movie is awesome. I was impressed with not only the storylines but also with wonderful scenery as well as the beautiful costumes.
I will have to admit that I have not read the books that the movies are based on, but my friend Chelsea, who went with me, has and she says that movies stay pretty true to the books. Now after seeing the second movie in the series, I will have to say I want to read the books as well. In fact, Gracie has put both the first movie and the books on her Christmas list- so I guess this will be an experience that we will share together.
But back to the movies, I loved this movie. It was probably by far the first movie I have seen in a long time that I cannot wait for the next one to come out.
I normally do not see movies more than once at the movie theaters but this is a movie that I will be seeing again. In fact, my girls and I are planning on seeing it over Thanksgiving break. Yes, it is that good. There is one part of the movie that I found a little scary so I would suggest not bringing young children to this movie or preview it before you do.
If you are a fan of the books or the first movie than Catching Fire is a movie that should be on your must-see movie list. It was that awesome.
Disclosure: I attended a complimentary prescreening of this movie for the sole purpose of this review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions expressed are 100% mine.