The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Trailer Reaction

by Ken B.

If you read my review of The Hunger Games, I point out many flaws, including Gary Ross being nearly completely inept when it came to positioning shots and learning to take it easy on the shaky camera. The script was kind of thin and the pacing was quite off – thank goodness they had Jennifer Lawrence in the lead role.

Well, now The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has a trailer out, and may I say that with new director Francis Lawrence in, at least the issue with the camera seems to be fixed. Looking through the video, I see some talented people, like Jennifer Lawrence, of course, along with Donald Sutherland (hopefully a more substantial role) and Philip Seymour Hoffman. This is the second film based off Suzanne Collins’ bestselling series, and looking much more promising as a movie. When you look at the trailer for its predecessor, the near-lethal overdose of handheld quick cuts is terribly obvious. If that happened to capture the mood of that film, Catching Fire will most likely be shot in a steadier rate giving the movie the ability to focus on their strong points.

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