Kurt Loder Reviews The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Hunger Games: Catching Fire
 is in some ways a rerun of
the first film—nearly two and a half hours of teenage
action-romance. But it’s a better movie. The producers have brought
in a new creative team to punch things up. Their wisest hire was
director Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend), who whips the
story along in a tightly focused style: the picture never sags or
wanders. It’s still a movie aimed at fans of Suzanne Collins’
best-selling YA novels—and of Jennifer Lawrence, naturally—but even
viewers dragged into it kicking and screaming are unlikely to be
bored out of their minds. Well, not entirely, says Kurt Loder.

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from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/22/kurt-loder-reviews-the-hunger-games-catc

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