Five Reasons to Get Excited for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

 By Rosie Robinson

Sophomore, journalism major

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

The 75th quarter quell is just around the corner, so get ready to watch the games in theatres on November 22.

Katniss and Peeta are thrown into the games and forced to fight to the death, again. Here are a few of our favorite things to look forward to while they compete. 

hunger games finnick

 5. The Capitol couture

            A trip to the Capitol means some crazy clothes and fabulous designs from Cinna, Katniss’ personal stylist. The interview where Katniss models her wedding dress as it burns into the mockingjay costume? Can’t wait to see it.

catching fire (deviantart.com)

4. The arena

            The new arena is going to be bigger and badder than ever, with a whole host of new obstacles to face. This year, the Gamemakers have designed an arena that mimics a clock, with each section corresponding to a different horror for the tributes to face. With a larger budget and filming in Hawaii, it’s bound to look impressive on screen. Tick, tock!

catching fire arena (Lionsgate - buzzfeed)

3. New characters

Important new tributes include Finnick, played by Sam Claflin, who’s basically our mermaid fantasies come true, and Johanna, played by Jena Malone, a surly and sassy competitor who knows how to wield an axe. But will these victors be allies or enemies?

hunger games johanna

2. The love triangle

Whether you’re Team Peeta or Team Gale, romantic tensions will be high on both sides, and Katniss will be as confused as ever. This movie might be Gale’s time to shine, and we wouldn’t mind seeing a little more of Liam Hemsworth, if you know what I mean. 

catching fire kiss (etonline.com)

1. Rebellion

In the first movie, Katniss was only focused on staying alive, understandably. But now things have changed, and we’ll get the angst and revolution you’d expect from your usual dystopian story. Hunger Games is truly about fighting oppression and corruption from the government. And now the sparks of rebellion are catching. 

catching fire rebellion (m.digitalspy.com)

Who are we kidding? We’re excited for everything Catching Fire will bring to theatres. If you can’t wait, check out the trailer here.

Happy Hunger Games, and may the odds be ever in your favor!

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