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Long story short: By upping the ante character-wise and creating memorable action sequences, Catching Fire is a vast improvement on the first Hunger Games film. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will remind you of: The Lord of the Flies, Battle Royale, Predator, The Truman Show, Dark City, The Running Man, The Dirty Dozen.

The second Hunger Games movie has arrived and it blows the first one out of the water. Director Francis Lawrence (no relation to Jennifer) has the pulse of the fandom. Gone are the handheld action sequences of the first film, the campy CGI crowds of Panem, the frustrating tendency to play it safe. Lawrence's sequel is just "more" and "better" in every way.

On: Nov 23, 2013