What’s it about?
In this sequel to The Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.
What did we think?
Anthony Sherratt says: It’s rare a movie can improve on the book but now The Hunger Games franchise has done it twice. A strong narrative establishes a gripping tale and, more importantly, a very good action film with strongly developed characters. It improves on the first film by clearly identifying the stakes allowing the viewer to get lost in the ride.
And although this simplification tends to dumb down any real-world political messages, it makes for great viewing. Despite the lack of extra layers, this is possibly the best popcorn movie of the year.